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Environmental Impacts

Information on Marcellus Shale and natural gas, including environmental impacts such as seismic activity, invasive plants, light and noise, soil compaction, effects on forest habitat and wildlife. Knowledge on methane and hydraulic fracturing.
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Methane Detection Protocol Tested - News News
Penn State researchers work on a new protocol using current, affordable water chemistry tests to help detect sites of new methane gas leaks caused by oil and gas drilling. More
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Study: Unconventional Oil and Gas Has Less Water Impacts vs. Conventional - News News
Report finds injected and produced water from conventional oil and gas production is ten times more than unconventional production. More
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Yale/MIT WATER Study Currently Focuses on Ohio Water Quality Testing - News News
The three-year WATer and Energy Resources Study (WATER Study) is concentrating on testing drinking water samples and interviewing residents in Ohio in relation to oil and gas drilling activities, groundwater chemistry, and human health. More
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Best Practices in Well Abandonment: A Contractor's Perspective - Webinars Webinars
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TOPCORP presents Luke J. Plants, Chief Operating Officer with Plants & Goodwin Inc. to provide insight on issues, considerations, and the process used when successfully decommissioning a well. More
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Researchers Identify the Key to Bacteria Converting Methane to Methanol - News News
Discovery that the enzyme in the methane-methanol conversion contains one copper ion can lead to human-made catalysts for future fuels. More
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New Study Indicates U.S. Methane Emissions Overestimated - News News
A new CIRES study shows no significant increase of total U.S. methane emissions during time of increased natural gas production More
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Grant Awarded for Machine Learning Approaches for Safe Geothermal Exploration - News News
Penn State professors collaborate to bring theory to application regarding seismic activity during geothermal exploration. More
Penn State MCOR
Cement Bond Log and Its Interpretation - Webinars Webinars

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TOPCORP presents Dr. Arash Dahi Taleghani, associate professor of petroleum engineering at Penn State University, to discuss the importance of cement bond logs in ensuring well integrity and zone isolation. More
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A Sustainable Choice for O&G Wastewater Management and Co-Product Recovery - Webinars Webinars
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Join Eureka Resources's Jerel J. Bogdan, vice president of engineering, and Daniel J. Ertel, chief executive officer, to discuss wastewater treatment technologies. More
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Shale Law in the Spotlight Celebrates Mile Marker - News News
The Penn State Center for Agricultural and Shale Law has published more than 100 articles, providing accessible reviews on a variety of unconventional oil and gas topics More
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Study Focuses on Finding Rocket Fuel Alternatives - News News
A McGill University study looks at metal-organic framework (MOF) platforms to trigger a release in higher energy, cleaner, and safer fuels to use in rockets. More
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Research to Study Subsurface Stress in Hydrocarbon Reservoirs - News News
Penn State researcher awarded grant to study how rock deforms with resource extraction. More
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Horizontal Directional Drilling - Applications for Pipeline Construction - Webinars Webinars
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Brian Younkin, with Directed Technologies Drilling, will discuss horizontal directional drilling in pipeline construction. More
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Case Study on Methane Migration and Changes in Aquifer Properties - Webinars Webinars
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Josh Woda, a Penn State Department of Geosciences graduate student, will explain how methane migration can change aquifer properties as well as what we can learn by investigating case studies near hydrocarbon migration. More
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Prioritizing Well Inspections in Colorado: A Risk-Based Approach - Webinars Webinars
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TOPCORP presents Mike Leonard, community relations manager with the Colorado Oil and Gas Conservation Commission, to discuss a risk-based approach to oil and gas well inspections. More
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Water Research Provides Chemical Clues in Shale Gas Impacts - News News
Penn State scientists identify chemical clues that can distinguish methane migration related to shale gas development from methane that was pre-existing. More
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Penn State Researchers Develop Oil Spill Cleanup Material - News News
A super-absorbent material developed by Penn State scientists could dramatically reduce the environmental impact of oil spills on oceans and allow recovered oil to be refined normally. More
Penn State MCOR
New Study Investigates Differences in Natural Gas Methane Emissions Estimates - News News
The Basin Methane Reconciliation Study identifies the possible gap between top-down aircraft measurements and bottom-up ground methane calculations from natural gas facilities and equipment. More
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Freshwater Mussels Used in Hydraulic Fracturing Wastewater Research - News News
Recent Penn State and Union College research indicates elevated concentrations of strontium in freshwater mussels downstream from oil and gas wastewater disposal sites. More
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New Tool for Pipeline Siting Considerations in the Delaware River Basin - News News
Interactive map highlights areas of ecological significance to consider for pipeline construction in the Delaware River Basin. More
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Research Indicates Methane in Water Not from Barnett Shale Wells - News News
Four-year study finds no link between methane in water wells outside Fort Worth and natural gas operations in the Barnett Shale. More
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Addressing Orphan and Abandoned Wells from a Regulatory and Industry Perspective - Webinars Webinars
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Seth Pelepko, PA DEP, and Luke Plants, Plants and Goodwin, Inc. will discuss the process and issues in decommissioning orphan and abandoned wells in the Commonwealth. More
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FERC Busy With Pipeline Decisions - News News
FERC halts work on the Atlantic Coast pipeline and the Mountain Valley pipeline, dismisses environmental concerns on Sabal Trail review, and denies rehearing of PennEast pipeline opponents. More
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Unconventional Oil and Gas: Bringing Trusted Science to Decision-Making - Webinars Webinars
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Donna Vorhees, Director, Energy Research Program, Health Effects Institute, will discuss the Energy Research program and providing impartial science relevant to decision-making. More
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DEP Air Monitoring Study of Marcellus Sites Indicate Limited Impacts - News News
Long-term study collected data from five sites in southwestern Pennsylvania, measuring various pollutants associated with oil and gas operations. More
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