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Fountain Quail COO to Address DUG East Conference on Wastewater Recycling

Fountain Quail COO to Address DUG East Conference

Halldorson to speak at Water Management Workshop on Nov. 2

PITTSBURGH, PA (October 27, 2010) – No conference for shale gas professionals is complete without a thorough examination of the latest advances in water management, treatment and disposal. And more often than not, the company asked to represent and showcase the best practices in wastewater recycling is Fountain Quail Water… Continue

Added by Larry Jackson on October 27, 2010 at 1:18pm — No Comments

lease held by production

i have 600 acre of minerial rights in northeastern wirt co. wv. with one shollow well drilled in 1954 with very little production is there any way to lease the deep rights of the marcellus from the current lease holder.

mike jackson

Added by john michael jackson on October 26, 2010 at 6:30pm — 1 Comment

Citizen Water Quality Database for Northeastern Pennsylvania

The Wilkes University Center for Environmental Quality, through its Homeowner Outreach Program, has been conducting water quality analysis and education for the past 20 years. Even though our groundwater resources are one of our most important assets, there is limited data on the quality and quantity of regional groundwater. Wilkes University is establishing a regional water quality database and we are requesting your participation by allowing us to add the data from your certified…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on October 26, 2010 at 1:30am — 5 Comments

leaseing and drilling

i have leased some land in tyler county wva along with some other family members over a year ago. i can not find out what is going on. i hear they are getting ready to drill, but who is? that is what i am trying to find out. will any one help me. would like the names of who and when. jack l

Added by jack lewis seckman on October 21, 2010 at 7:40am — No Comments

A little help please!

I own 10 acres across from Moniteau High School in Cherry Township, Butler County. My family owns 100 collectively. I am interested in learning if my/our property is involved in this or not. Any help would be much appreciated.

Added by Jason on October 20, 2010 at 2:38pm — 1 Comment

Pennsylvania Chapter of National Association of Royalty Owners Formed

July 28th, 2010 the NARO Board of Directors recognized the new NARO Pennsylvania Chapter! On the heels of that announcement came the 2010 NARO Annual Convention, held in the East for the first time ever at the Hyatt Regency in Pittsburgh, PA. Three days packed with valuable seminars, networking opportunities, a trade show for mineral owners, great food and very enjoyable dinner boat cruise in Downtown Pittsburgh.

Nearly one third of the 310 participants were from PA and many were new… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on October 15, 2010 at 12:53pm — 2 Comments

Slickwater Stimulation

I would like to correct some of the statements made below.

1.) There are no explosions during the fracturing process. The rock is split open by pressure. This is somewhat analogous to splitting wood with a maul. I suppose by the previous arguement that we should not heat our homes with wood either as that involves an explosive process.

2.) The beauty of shale plays is that they can be treated with slickwater stimulations. This is a process of pumping sand and water downhole at high… Continue

Added by Eberhard Brendan Carroll on October 7, 2010 at 11:00am — 3 Comments

300+ Bradford County Reclamation Seminar

Saturday night I was the key note speaker at the 4th Annual Bradford County Trophy Deer & Bear Club banquet. I gave a seminar to 315+ on reclaiming Marcellus developments for white-tailed deer and other wildlfie. The crowd was great and I was impresed with the leadership of the club. I've received emails and phone calls with nothing but positive comments on whitetails and Marcellus! One great comment and trail camera photo of a nice buck from one of the club's founders, Roger Kingsley,…


Added by Jason R. Snavely on September 30, 2010 at 11:30am — No Comments

5% commission to negotiate your leases

I am an oil and gas lawyer with over 30 years experience and I own an oil and gas brokerage company with 9 other lawyers and 30 landmen working for me. We have been in the Haynesville shale for the past 5 years. I can only urge you to consult your family lawyer or the lawyer of your choice to help you negotiate a fair oil and gas lease for you. Do not pay someone 5% of your bonus. That is highway robbery and it is nothing I have ever seen in the old oil and gas states where my 30 plus years in… Continue

Added by Michael Mclaughlin on September 30, 2010 at 11:00am — 9 Comments

5% Becoming the Norm??

I am seeing a disturbing trend of 5% becoming the norm for negotiation fees. Beyond lost income, I do see disadvantages with paying someone a % of your bonus and/or royalties to negotiate your lease for you. One, they aren't doing anything that you can't do with a good attorney reviewing lease language. Two, if the gas companies want your land, they’re going to find you. Three, there is an inherent conflict of interest virtually on the same level as the landowner and the drilling company.… Continue

Added by Keith Mauck (Site Publisher) on September 29, 2010 at 11:30am — 37 Comments

Vanity Fair Takes Position on "Fracking"

What next...Rolling Stone jumps in with their opinions?

Link to Vanity Fair article...

Added by grayhairedgrandpa on September 28, 2010 at 8:24pm — No Comments

Finally, video showing the reality of gas drilling in PA

Watch the different residents talk about how their lives have been improved by gas drilling. THIS is the reality that I have seen from drilling in PA. Now you can see it too.

Added by Robin Fehrenbach Scala on September 27, 2010 at 8:46am — No Comments

Anyone receive letter with intent to run test blast holes sonic testing ?

What is going rate ? They want to pay $5 / acre to access and run sonic test

Added by Mike Herceg on September 21, 2010 at 12:00pm — No Comments

Marcellus Reclamation Video Clips on PCN Web Site

Video clips from our Marcellus reclamation field day in Evans City, PA are on Part one has myself on with a few others discussing accelerated reclamation efforts for wildlife habitat. Approximately 200 people toured my client's farm and well site while they asked questions regarding all aspects of the Marcellus play. The event was sponsored by Phillips Companies and organized by the Pennsylvania Game Commission. The event was a huge success and… Continue

Added by Jason R. Snavely on September 20, 2010 at 4:35pm — 2 Comments

Belmont county Ohio

has anyone received offers for mineral rights in belmont county?

Added by Connie Bielanski on September 18, 2010 at 5:17pm — 2 Comments

An environmental advocate explains the status of drilling in NY State

Whether you agree with Katherine Nadeau of the Environmental Advocates of NY or not, she makes a good point that the debate over drilling in NY is frequently framed as a conflict between dirt poor farmers who want to drill and environmental extremists who hotly oppose development. The true situation is neither black or white, but rather falls within the shades of gray between these two polar extremes. In this… Continue

Added by Tom Copley on September 18, 2010 at 3:00pm — 1 Comment

Free Water Quality Manual for Private Well Owners - Water Quality - What do the Numbers Mean

Wilkes University just recently created and released a new free publication titled "Water Quality - Your Private Well What Do the Results Mean?" The publication is written by three professional geologist from Wilkes University.

The goal of the document is to "help citizens interpret the results of a recent baseline water quality analysis of your drinking water. The document provides general information explaining the drinking water regulations…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on September 18, 2010 at 2:21pm — No Comments

Baseline Testing Natural Gas Development for Harveys Lake Region Luzerne County Pennsylvania

The professional geologists at B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. is working with the Harveys Lake Environmental Council and Kirby Health Center to offer affordable baseline testing to the residents of Harveys Lake, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. The professional geologist at B.F. Environmental Consultants Inc. provided specific recommendations on baseline water quality testing that was specific to the background geology, land-use, and regional water quality for the Harveys…


Added by Brian Oram, PG on September 18, 2010 at 2:19pm — No Comments

Marcellus Production Information - Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Marcellus production information from July 2009 to June 2010 is posted on the DEP website at . It is in Excel spreadsheet form.

Added by Glenn Cochran on September 8, 2010 at 12:06pm — No Comments

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