Marcellus Shale Gas & Oil Information

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Marcellus Shale is a geological formation that was formed by the accumulation of sediment into a sea. This formation was eventually buried over many thousands of years and compressed to produce an organic-rich black shale. This geological formation, which dates back to the Devonian time period, stretches from the Northeast to the Southwest in direction.  Click on the following links for more information about  "Utica and Marcellus Shale"...

The Ohio State University Subsurface Energy Resource Center Website:

more informative websites:

Oil and Gas Lease Considerations

Gas/Oil Drilling Impacts on Water Quality

OSU Extension press release on Shale Gas Issues

OSU Ohio Oil and Gas Law "library"

Educational Forum on Marcellus/Utica Shale Oil an Gas Development held at OSU/COTC - Newark Campus on 9/28/2011

What is the Marcellus Shale Formation?

Landowners and Leasing for Oil and Gas in Ohio

A Landowners Guide to Oil and Gas Leasing in Ohio

Natural Gas Drilling Could be Boon for Landowners, But Be Cautious

Marcellus Education Fact Sheets:

  • Questions Citizens and Local Leaders Should Be Asking
  • Marcellus Shale Exploration and Development:  Organizing a Community Task Force
  • Tax Treatment of Natural Gas
  • Considerations for Hiring Financial Professionals
  • Forest Landowners and Natural Gas Development:  Timber Resources
  • Negotiating Pipeline Rights-of-Way in Pennsylvania
  • Avoiding and Mitigating Soil Compaction Associated with Natural Gas Development

Utica and Marcellus Shale Gas and Oil Lease Terms Powerpoint

Shale Gas Development in Ohio: Landowner Leasing

The Marcellus Shale Play: Geology, History, and Oil & Gas Potential in Ohio

Recommendations for Water Well Sampling Before Oil and Gas Drilling

Oil & Gas Leasing Issues Powerpoint (OFBF)

Unusual Ohio Oil and Gas Lease Provisions

Natural Gas Exploration:  A Landowners Guide to Financial Management

Marcellus and Utica Shale Data

EPA Identifies Case Studies for Hydraulic Fracturing Study

Public Hearing on Marcellus Shale - April 15, 2009

The Marcellus Resource - Impacts in Pennsylvania Powerpoint

Natural Gas Exploration: A Landowner's Guide to Leasing Land in Pennsylvania

Marcellus Shale:  What Local Government Officials Need to Know

Article which features OSU Extension Educator Cliff Little on items to consider before signing a lease

Link for a printable 8.5 x 11 inch PDF flow chart of the things you should consider before signing a Gas and Oil Lease for your property

Power point presentation that may be found in a standard oil and gas lease, and help you evaluate the meaning of the statements and terminology often seen in lease documents. You may view this presentation by clicking on this link.


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