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A 90 Degree Shift in Drilling
April 28, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

As recently as 2008, most of the drilling activity in the United States was being done with vertical wells. Today most of the wells being drilled are horizontal.

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The Three-Year College Degree?
March 16, 2014 | Doane College
"Doane College will begin offering a new three-year degree program that will save eligible undergraduates money on the cost of their degree and give them an extra year of earning power. Degree programs have not been modified or reduced in any way. Instead, [...] students will take classes in fall, spring and summer." Quoted from the Doane College press release. Perhaps some geology programs with summer field courses will consider the three year schedule?

Horizontal Well Density in the Utica Shale of Ohio
January 1, 2014 |
We plotted a Google map showing the horizontal legs for Utica Shale wells drilled in eastern Ohio before late November 2013 and were really surprised by the geographic pattern and density of drilling in some areas.

Earthquakes Cause ODNR to Halt Drilling
March 16, 2014 | Columbus Dispatch
On Monday, March 10th two small earthquakes in eastern Ohio (M2.6 and M3.0) prompted the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to halt operations at seven nearby gas wells. Industry responded that hundreds of wells have been drilled in the Utica Shale using hydraulic fracturing and horizontal drilling without incident. Related: Utica Shale well density

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