Geology of Southern Utica Easier to Explore, Execs Say

Monday, June 16, 2014 By Dan O’Brien PITTSBURGH — The geological makeup of the southern Utica shale play in eastern Ohio explains why energy companies drilling there are experiencing higher rates of production than in the northern sections of the play. Much of it has to do with geological pressure and the porosity of two [...]

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American Energy Partners Buys 27K Acres in Monroe Co.

Aubrey McClendon’s company has announced the billion-dollar deals hinted at late last month and has entered two of the most active shale plays in the country. American Energy Partners LP has acquired 75,000 acres of land in southern Utica and Marcellus shale plays for $1.75 billion, the company said Monday. It’s buying the land, which [...]

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Gas Drilling’s Effect on Roads Being Addressed

CantonRep.com staff writer Posted Jun. 7, 2014 @ 10:22 pm Drilling for oil and natural gas means heavy truck traffic on the streets and highways leading to well pads or processing sites. Semis haul construction equipment and heavy drilling gear to a site. Once a well is drilled, more semis haul water, sand and chemicals [...]

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