Drilling Productivity in Shale Plays
March 25, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
"The productivity of oil and natural gas wells is steadily increasing in many basins across the United States because of the increasing precision and efficiency of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in oil and natural gas extraction."
Massachusetts Shale Gas?
August 29, 2013 | Massachusetts Geological Survey
Although Massachusetts is not expected to be a state where shales yield oil and natural gas the Massachusetts Geological Survey has posted "Frequently Asked Questions About Shale Gas and Hydraulic Fracturing in Massachusetts". It seems that some Massachusetts residents got excited after seeing the Hartford Basin on USGS Fact Sheet 2013-3075.
Ohio: Sources of Water for Hydraulic Fracturing
January 18, 2013 | Ohio Department of Natural Resources
This Ohio Department of Natural Resources document summarizes the potential sources of water for hydraulic fracturing in the Utica Shale and Marcellus Shale of eastern Ohio. Also included are basic regulations and the contact/regulatory authority for each water source.