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Research team to study Morgantown, West Virginia wells

Saturday, December 20, 2014 by

The focus for one of the new wells will be science, research and observation for air, water, noise and other factors. The other well be a normal production well.

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Range Resources’ well hits record flow in Washington County, Pennsylvania

Friday, December 19, 2014 by

The 11,700 foot deep well sits atop the Marcellus, Utica and Devonian shales, so all three layers can be reached with one well.

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Blowout Preventer (BOP)

A large valve at the top of a well that workers can close if control of formation fluids is lost. By closing this, workers can increase mud density, then open the BOP and regain pressure control of the well.

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Pennsylvania drilling has minimal impact on hunting

Thursday, December 18, 2014 by

Some sportsman’s clubs fear that deer meat can be contaminated if the animals drank toxic flowback water.

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DEP orders XTO to cease and desist earth disturbance in Butler County

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by

DEP inspectors determined that the company had already begun earth disturbance activity at the truck area without a permit or other authorization from the department.

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Shale oil drilling to slow down while oil prices drop

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 by

Data from ODNR shows increased production numbers for both natural gas and oil in Ohio’s Utica Shale amid the sharp price drop in crude to a decrease in consumption in Europe and Asia and increased production in Libya.

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Monroe County well blowout has been temporarily plugged

Tuesday, December 16, 2014 by

As of Dec. 15, natural gas was still flowing from the Stalder 3UH well, but there are plans to cut off the well head and replace it.

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