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2009-08-07 13:22:00

WEXFORD, Pa., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marcellus Shale Committee issued the following statement regarding ongoing monitoring of levels of total dissolved solids in the Monongahela River: As noted by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP), there are a number of potential contributors to the levels of total dissolved solids (TDS) in the Monongahela River. Following restrictions established by the DEP in October 2008, the natural gas industry almost entirely...

2009-07-30 09:00:00

FORT WORTH, Texas, July 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Welltec, Inc. announced today their continued focus on North American shale activity by opening an operating facility in the Marcellus Shale region. Welltec, an international oil and gas service provider, with eight different locations across the US, Canada and thirty-five worldwide, recognizes the growth opportunity in the Appalachian basin due to the areas increasing horizontal drilling activity. Welltec provides wire-line deployed conveyance...

2009-07-27 07:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 27 /PRNewswire/ -- The leadership of the Pennsylvania House Oil & Gas Caucus, the Marcellus Shale Committee and researchers from Penn State University will hold a news conference on Monday, July 27 at 10:30 AM at the Commonwealth Media Center to announce a major Marcellus Shale development. Who: Pennsylvania House Oil & Gas Caucus Chairs Tim Solobay and Brian Ellis, Marcellus Shale Committee and members of a PSU-...

2009-07-10 15:55:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The House Republican budget proposal outlined today misses the mark on the amount of state forest land available for natural gas development, and the amount of revenues that could be generated through a lease sale, Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources Acting Secretary John Quigley said. "The first error is that there are 2.1 million acres of state forest land available for lease," Quigley said. "While that is...

2009-06-22 07:00:00

Agreement provides Williams' E&P business initial entry into basin TULSA, Okla., June 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Williams (NYSE: WMB) announced today that it has signed a participation and exploration agreement to develop natural gas wells in the Marcellus Shale with Rex Energy Corporation (Nasdaq: REXX). Under the agreement, Williams is acquiring a 50-percent interest in approximately 44,000 net acres in Pennsylvania's Westmoreland, Clearfield and Centre counties for $33 million in a...

2009-05-19 09:07:00

Focus on Commercialization of Potentially the Largest Gas Play in U.S. NEW YORK, May 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Wall Street Access, a leading research and brokerage firm, today announced that on May 21 it will host a conference call for investors featuring Dr. Terry Engelder, Professor of Geosciences at Penn State University and an expert on the Marcellus shale. The Marcellus is a vast reservoir prevalent throughout much of the Northeast's Appalachian basin. Dr. Engelder, dubbed the "intellectual...

2009-05-11 10:01:00

ST. MARYS, W.Va., May 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TENG) announced today the hiring of John G. Corp as Vice President, Northern Region. Mr. Corp will join the Company on May 15 and will report to Chairman, CEO and President James K. Abcouwer. In his position, Mr. Corp will have general management responsibility for all of the company's operations in the northern panhandle of West Virginia and the possible expansion into Pennsylvania. He has...

2009-04-16 15:31:00

PITTSBURGH, April 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Commenting on remarks by State Senate President Pro Tem Joe Scarnati regarding the support of Marcellus Shale natural gas development, the Marcellus Shale Committee, the Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania (IOGA), and the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association (POGAM) issued the following statement today: "We applaud Senator Scarnati and the other elected leaders from both political parties who understand the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity...

2009-04-15 10:01:00

ST. MARYS, W.Va., April 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TENG) announced today that it has completed its Hart #28H well in Wetzel County, West Virginia. The Hart #28H was drilled and completed horizontally in the Marcellus shale, a prolific new "resource play" in Appalachia, similar to the Barnett, Fayetteville and Haynesville shales in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. The well is purging water used in the frac process and was turned in to a gas sales line...

2009-04-01 08:00:00

- Joint Venture to Own Atlas' Appalachian Basin Gathering System - Williams to Own 51% of Joint Venture, Operate Gathering System TULSA, Okla., April 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Williams (NYSE: WMB) announced today it will enter the Marcellus Shale through a newly formed midstream joint venture with Atlas Pipeline Partners L.P. (NYSE: APL). The new venture will own Atlas Pipeline Partners' existing Appalachian Basin gathering system, which includes approximately 1,800 miles of intrastate...


Latest Devonian Reference Libraries

Mucrospirifer
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Mucrospirifer is a genus of extinct brachiopod of the order Spiriferida. This genus is sometimes known as the “butterfly shells.” Fossils of this genus occur mostly in the Middle Devonian strata. When alive, this genus mainly lived in muddy marine sediments, and were attached to the sea floor via its pedicle (foot). The bi-convex shell was about an inch long, and sometimes grew to 1.6 inches. The shell has a fold, groove and rod-like structure. It is elongated along the hinge line,...

Atrypa
2014-01-12 00:00:00

Atrypa (lampshell) is an extinct genus of brachiopod from the Late Ordovician stage (444 million years ago) to the Carboniferous stage (318 mya). It occurs abundantly as fossils in marine rocks. Fossils have been found on all continents except Antarctica. This animal has distinctive concentric growth lines and is unusual in that in some Devonian beds there are numerous remains of the pedicle (foot) valve, but very few of the brachial (upper) valve -- scientists speculate that strong ocean...

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  • A beast of burden; also, a beast in general.
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