A new resource for those interested in drilling in the Marcellus Shale in West Virginia, developed by WV geologists:
West Virginia geologists have created an interactive online map of Marcellus gas deposits.
"There’s so much interest in the Marcellus shale. What is it? Where is it? How deep is it?? How thick is it?" said Mary Behling, West Virginia Geological & Economy Survey.
Those questions and many others about Marcellus shale drilling are answered by the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey’s new Marcellus interactive mapping application.
"The industry and land interest are interested. Researchers of all types are interested in what is going on with the Marcellus," Behling said.
Mary Behling is one of the geologists responsible for developing and updating the map. Behling says it depicts the thickness of the Marcellus and lists more than 1,200 completed wells and more than 800 permeated wells.*
Here’s a link to the interactive map: //ims.wvgs.wvnet.edu/mar/viewer.htm
*The State Journal (Mar 21, 2011) – Geologists Develop Interactive West Virginia Marcellus Shale Map