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2009-03-13 16:19:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., March 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Representatives of the Marcellus Shale Committee will be available on Monday, March 16, to respond to a noon news conference being held in the State Capitol regarding the development of natural gas in the Commonwealth. Committee Co-Chair Ray Walker of Range Resources will be joined by Steve Rhoads of the Pennsylvania Oil and Gas Association and Lou D'Amico of the Independent Oil and Gas Association of Pennsylvania at the Leland Room, Second Floor,...

2009-02-25 18:00:00

New research published Wednesday shows that sex has been around for much longer than many scientists had previously believed, with internal fertilization prevalent among prehistoric fish living on tropical reefs during the Devonian period 380 million years ago.The study reveals new insight on the reproductive history of all jawed vertebrates, including humans."It shifts how we think about how reproduction evolved. You're a jawed vertebrate and I'm a jawed vertebrate, so this is our own...

2009-02-11 06:00:00

HOUSTON, Feb. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- On December 31, 2008, ECCO Energy Corp. signed a letter of intent to purchase properties from Samurai Corp, Inc., including the working interests in the properties previously owned by Lake Fork Resources, LLC in Ohio and the M-J Oil Company, also in Ohio. These acquisitions include 40 producing wells and multiple development drilling opportunities, as well as opportunities to increase production from currently producing wells. These wells are...

2009-01-27 13:33:00

-Chief Oil & Gas will help low-income families heat their homes this winter- WEXFORD, Pa., Jan. 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Chief Oil & Gas this week donated $50,000 to help families struggling to pay their home heating bills this winter. The donation will benefit families in Bradford, Cambria, Clearfield, Fayette, Lycoming, Somerset and Susquehanna Counties. The funds will be distributed by nonprofit organizations responsible for home heating assistance in each county. (Photo:...

2009-01-19 13:45:33

A Swedish scientist has reported the finding of a fossilized specimen that may provide new insight into how jawed vertebrates evolved. Martin Brazeau, of the Department of Physiology and Developmental Biology at Uppsala University in Sweden, said the fossil was discovered Herefordshire, UK, in the 1940s and is an estimated 415 million years old. The specimen is the first-known braincase of an Early Devonian acanthodian "“ which is possibly the earliest group of gnathostomes (jawed...

2009-01-05 10:01:00

ST. MARYS, W.Va., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TENG) announced today that its Blackshere #101 well in Marion County, West Virginia was successfully fraced on December 29th and is currently awaiting connection to a sales line. The Blackshere #101 is completed in the Marcellus shale, a prolific new "resource play" in Appalachia, similar to the Barnett, Fayetteville and Haynesville shales which have grown to become a significant base of hydrocarbon...

2008-12-29 09:01:00

ST. MARYS, W.Va., Dec. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (OTC Bulletin Board: TENG) announced today that its Dewhurst #73 well in Wetzel County, West Virginia was successfully completed on December 16th and connected to a gas sales line on December 20th. The Dewhurst #73 is completed in the Marcellus shale, a prolific new "resource play" in Appalachia, similar to the Barnett, Fayetteville and Haynesville shales which have grown to become a significant base of hydrocarbon...

2008-12-18 09:49:00

PaMarcellus.com to Provide Details on Natural Gas Development in Pennsylvania WEXFORD, Pa., Dec. 18 /PRNewswire/ -- The Marcellus Shale Committee (MSC) today announced the launch of its new Web site, www.PaMarcellus.com, which will serve as an information resource for people interested in learning about the development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania. "Our Web site provides an opportunity for Pennsylvanians to learn about all aspects of producing natural gas...

2008-12-15 08:19:00

PITTSBURGH, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- CNX Gas Corporation (NYSE: CXG), the leading E&P company in the Appalachian Basin, reported that its first horizontal Marcellus Shale well is now producing at a rate of 6.5 million cubic feet (MMcf) per day. This is a record daily production rate for any well in the company's history and is believed to be among the highest reported by any Marcellus Shale producer. The well, located in Greene County, Pa., began flowing into the sales meter...

2008-10-14 03:00:29

By Rutter, Jon jrutter@lnpnews.com Natural gas developers and speculators are raising a joyful shout over the Marcellus Shale formation in western and northern Pennsylvania. Now, the volume is rising here. Many county residents have hunting camps and other land interests in upstate Pennsylvania. Pressure to drill on those parcels is surging, said Brian Kelly, a Penn State Cooperative Extension educator who will speak about the issue during an Oct. 21 informational meeting at Ephrata...

Latest Devonian Reference Libraries

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,...

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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