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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


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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Word of the Day
pawl
  • A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.
The word 'pawl' probably comes from a Latin word meaning 'stake'.
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