OH State Geologist: Upper Devonian Second Look, CO2 May Coax Oil

We have a couple of new names to throw at you when it comes to Ohio shale drilling: Huron and Rhinestreet. You may recognize another name instead: Upper Devonian (UD). Both the Huron and Rhinestreet are layers within the larger grouping called the UD. MDN has been talking about the UD for oh, maybe going on two years now. A number of drillers in the PA Marcellus are experimenting with the UD. Ohio drillers, a year ago, seemed pretty cool to the idea of drilling in the UD (see Ohio Drillers Not So Excited About Upper Devonian Shale). However, that now appears to be changing according to Ohio’s chief state geologist, Tom Serenko…

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