East Resources Predicts 6,000-7,000 New Wells for Tioga County, PA in Next Few Years

Williamsport Sun-Gazette (Feb 18)
New ventures in natural gas may take Tioga County from ‘rags to riches’

An influx of people and jobs will lead to a boon in economic growth for Tioga County, Pennsylvania, according to an article in the Williamsport Sun-Gazette. Local resident Ed Trask is setting up a Community Education Team to “help manage the economic and social impacts of Marcellus Shale gas play in Tioga County.”

Trask was quoted as saying:

“I think the fastest growing areas of the county are going to be Mansfield, Wellsboro and Lawrenceville,” he said, adding that he thinks the valley between Mansfield and Covington will “fill in” in the next few years, mainly because of the discovery of gas within the Marcellus Shale.

In the same article, Jack Showers, community relations liaison with drilling company East Resources Inc., said:

[T]here already are 255,000 acres leased for natural gas wells, with up to between 6,000 and 7,000 wells drilled by East in the next several years.

Trask added that before the drilling activity Tioga County was “slowly dying.” But now? Trask says: “I think we are going to become ‘enriched rural.’”

One thing’s for sure: Drilling in Tioga County, PA is about to pick up rapidly.

  • Fred Zercher

    Though I am retired and living in Florida, I am interested in part time employment. I spent nearly thirty years in the drilling field, was a registered geologist (Florida),have been involved in numerous contamination projects in the north east. Could you direct me to the right parties?

  • Jim

    Hi Fred, thanks for the question. I don’t know anyone personally in the industry. If you want a shale job, I would hit the job boards (CareerBuilder.com, etc.). Here’s one I found that seems to be dedicated to jobs in shale drilling: //shalezonejobs.jobamatic.com/a/jobs/find-jobs. Good luck.

  • Jerry

    What is my best avenue and who should I contact about contracting 4 to 5 water trucks to a shale drilling Co. in Tioga Co. and Potter Co Pa…Thanks for the help

  • Jim

    Hi Jerry, good question. In time I hope to be able to help more with connecting people who need services (perhaps a job posting board of some type). But about the best advice I can give you on this one is to check out the forums on both http://www.pagaslease.com and gomarcellusshale.com. They have some active members that might aim you in the right direction. Thanks for reading & posting!

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  • Jim,
    I have 21.+ acres that is surrounded by 5 wells (with-in 1 mile), would you believe it, I have not been leased. Any offers?

    Mansfield PA

  • Jim

    Let’s hope some enterprising drilling company sees your note here on MDN and makes an offer! Keep us posted.


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  • Nate Dishong

    I have a friend that works for Peak Energy and he tried to get me in there but he was told “why does he want to work here, he lives in Michigan” the truth is that me along with just about every other resident of Michigan is willing to relocate for a job because there just simply isnt any jobs here anymore and the ones that are here either pay minimum wage or just slightly above. I have 2 degrees in accounting and in business. I put in for this job but how can a guy like me get a job at a place like Peak Energy in Pennsylvania when I live in Michigan. Seems like potetial employers dont want to give me a second look due to where I live at.