Production Declines in Natural Gas Wells|
November 24, 2013 | Geology.com
Lots of property owners who signed a lease in one of the natural gas shale plays are now receiving monthly or quarterly royalty payments. Many of these people were pleasantly surprised with the size of their first royalty check — but then shocked to see the size of subsequent checks fall rapidly. What’s happening?
More Landscape Disturbance Maps Over the Marcellus|
November 24, 2013 | USGS
“Landscape change in Pennsylvania’s Sullivan, Wyoming, Armstrong and Indiana counties resulting from construction of well pads, new roads and pipelines for natural gas and coalbed methane exploration is being documented by the United States Geological Survey.” Quoted from the USGS announcement.
What Shale Drillers Are Planning for 2014|
November 21, 2013 | Farm and Dairy
This article on FarmAndDairy.com contains a few summary sentences for several shale drilling companies in the Marcellus and Utica area.
Two Ethane Crackers in the Marcellus Utica?|
November 20, 2013 | BizJournals
Nearly two years ago Shell was interested in building an ethane cracker in western Pennsylvania to process the liquids-rich gas being produced from the Marcellus and Utica Shales in the Ohio River Valley. Now Odebrecht and Braskem Americas is talking about building a cracker in the northern West Virginia panhandle and some believe that puts the Shell project in jeopardy.
Shale Sweet Spots and Production Declines|
November 6, 2013 | USA Today
Some people think that a few “sweet spots” are supporting most of the production in the oil and gas shale plays. They point to the huge annual production declines and speculate that the “shale boom” will not last very long.
Tight Oil and Gas Drilling Productivity Report|
October 27, 2013 | Energy Information Administration
The Energy Information Administration has initiated a monthly “Drilling Productivity Report” for tight oil and gas that will report on activity in the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Haynesville, Niobrara and Permian Basin areas.
Growth in Bakken and Eagle Ford Oil Production|
October 24, 2013 | FuelFix
Oil production from the Bakken Formation rose 26,000 barrels per day in September, while Eagle Ford production rose by 24,000 barrels. The increase for Permian Basin, Haynesville, Marcellus, and Niobrara combined was 12,000 barrels per day.
Most Marcellus Shale Wells Are Already Profitable|
October 9, 2013 | PennLive.com
Even though the average horizontal natural gas well drilled into the Marcellus Shale had a cost of about $5 million, approximately 78% of them have produced enough gas to become profitable.
Pennsylvania Utilities Switching to Marcellus Shale Gas|
October 1, 2013 | The Times Tribuine
Pennsylvania natural gas utilities who just a few years ago were sourcing their gas from Canada and a diversity of other sources are now getting most of their gas from Marcellus Shale sources – usually at a cost savings to customers.
Marcellus Shale Production PowerPoint|
September 16, 2013 | Penn State Extension
The Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research has released a PowerPoint presentation that shows the growth in active wells, reported production, online wells, percent producing wells and condensate production in Pennsylvania. If you are interested in the Marcellus Shale there is a lot more information in this presentation.
Natural Gas and the Endangered Species List?|
September 15, 2013 | National Public Radio
Natural gas drillers in Pennsylvania are supporting proposed legislation that would revise how the state’s endangered species list is managed.
Fourth LNG Export Facility Authorized|
September 15, 2013 | Reuters
The Department of Energy has authorized a fourth LNG export facility. The Dominion Resources Cove Point terminal in Maryland now has a conditional permit for LNG exports, which will most likely be produced using natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.
Related: What is LNG?
Naturally Occurring Methane in Household Water Wells|
August 30, 2013 | United States Geological Survey
USGS tested twenty household water wells in Sullivan County, Pennsylvania for methane. Seven of the wells contained detectable amounts of dissolved methane and two wells were considered to have an “elevated” methane content. None of the wells tested were located near currently producing natural gas wells.
Putting a Throttle on Natural Gas Production?|
August 20, 2013 | WESA FM
Reports of rapidly rising natural gas production from the Marcellus, Utica and other shale formations, even while thousands of completed wells are waiting on pipeline, has some experts predicting a slowdown in drilling activity in anticipation of depressed prices.
Drilling Impact Fees vs Severance Taxes|
August 9, 2013 | Law.com
An article on Law.com explores the differences between impact fees and severance taxes on natural gas producers working in Pennsylvania’s Marcellus Shale.
The Appalachian Triple Gas Play|
July 30, 2013 | Marcellus Drilling News
A few companies are now finding success in the Upper Devonian Shale, an organic-rich rock unit above the Marcellus Shale and Utica Formation.
Pumping CO2 into Marcellus Shale Wells?|
July 11, 2013 | Penn State
Penn State researchers are studying whether it would be possible and make economic sense to capture carbon dioxide produced at large point sources and pump it into existing natural gas wells to enhance natural gas production.
Natural Gas Under the Pittsburgh Airport|
July 8, 2013 | Shale Reporter
The Allegheny County Airport Authority leased 9000 acres of Marcellus Shale drilling rights to Consol Energy. Longer lateral drilling may yield more than the $500 million in expected royalties.
Methane Sources in Pennsylvania Ground Water|
June 25, 2013 | National Ground Water Association
“The findings of a new study in the journal Groundwater® suggest that methane concentrations in Susquehanna County water wells in Pennsylvania can be explained without the migration of Marcellus shale gas due to hydraulic fracturing.” Quoted from the publication press release.
Business Opportunities from the Marcellus Shale|
June 24, 2013 | The Times Tribune
An article in The Times Tribune describes how companies in northeastern and central Pennsylvania have expanded to offer services to Marcellus Shale drilling and pipeline companies.