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2008-08-11 09:01:31

ST. MARYS, W.Va., Aug. 11 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Trans Energy, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: TENG) announced today that its Dewhurst #50 well in Wetzel County, West Virginia was successfully completed on July 17 and connected to a gas sales line on July 22. The Dewhurst #50 is completed in the Marcellus shale, a prolific new "resource play" in Appalachia, similar to the Barnett Shale which has grown to become a significant base of hydrocarbon reserves in Texas. The Company continues to be...

2008-07-16 18:00:21

A consortium of energy companies active in the Appalachian Basin have organized to form the Appalachian Shale Water Conservation and Management Committee (ASWCMC). The founding members include: Anadarko Petroleum, Cabot Oil & Gas, Chesapeake Energy, Chief Oil & Gas, EOG Resources, Equitable Resources, J-W Operating, Marathon Oil Corporation and Range Resources. The ASWCMC has joined with the Gas Technology Institute (GTI), a leading research, development and training organization, and...

2008-07-15 03:00:34

By Jack Money, The Oklahoman Jul. 15--Quest Resource Corp. owns about 78,000 new acres in the Marcellus Shale natural gas field in the Appalachian Basin in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. The company picked up the land from West Virginia-based PetroEdge Resources for about $142 million in a deal that closed on Monday, officials announced. Quest Resource is making the acquisition using its master limited partnership. It will own half of PetroEdge -- primarily, it's unproved reserves...

2008-06-30 09:03:27

By Jay Rey, The Buffalo News, N.Y. Jun. 30--It was a year ago, when men from the oil and gas companies knocked on the door of Stephen Woloszyn's dairy farm in the small Cattaraugus County village of Delevan. They wanted to drill for natural gas on his property. "They showed up at my house, and told me who they were," said Woloszyn, whose farm has been in the family for more than 50 years. "I had two different outfits asking me for a lease." Soaring oil and natural gas prices have the...

2008-06-26 15:03:00

Champlain Resources Inc. ("Champlain" or the "Corporation"), listed on the NEX board of the TSX Venture Exchange under the trading symbol (TSX-V: CPL.H), provides this update on the initial 10,000 acres of Marcellus shale leases. Champlain has started the curative process on the oil & gas titles, which is the last step before Champlain would register the lease in the county in which the lease is held. As previously reported, these leases are from two to five years in duration, and vary...

2008-06-16 15:00:44

Rex Energy Corporation (NASDAQ: REXX) announced today that on June 10, 2008, the company completed the fracture stimulation of its second Marcellus Shale vertical test well in western Pennsylvania. To date, the well has flowed back approximately 75% of its frac fluids and the company is encouraged by initial production tests. The company also announced today that its Marcellus Shale leasing efforts are continuing to show positive results. As of June 16, 2008, the company's Marcellus...

2008-06-16 12:00:28

By Rory Sweeney, The Times Leader, Wilkes-Barre, Pa. Jun. 14--HARRISBURG -- Reacting to regulation violations and some activities by companies exploring for natural gas in the Marcellus Shale, state environmental regulators on Friday held an unprecedented summit with gas drillers to define expectations for water and land protection. The meeting came about a week after regulators took steps to rein in the burgeoning exploration industry and its increasing demand for water. The...

2008-06-06 03:00:33

By Oliver, Grahame J H Wilde, Simon A; Wan, Yusheng Abstract: Thirty-seven granitoids from Scotland have been dated using the sensitive high-resolution ion microprobe zircon method. Granitoids were intruded during: (1) crustal stretching at c. 600 Ma after Rodinia broke up (A-types); (2) the Grampian event of crustal thickening when the Midland Valley Arc terrane collided with Laurentia at c. 470 Ma (S-types); (3) erosion and decompression of the over-thickened Laurentian margin at c. 455...

2008-01-11 09:00:42

Atlas Energy Resources, LLC (NYSE: ATN) ("Atlas Energy") announced today the appointment of Henry Jacot to the position of Vice President, Completion Technology. Mr. Jacot's primary responsibilities will include the engineering and oversight of Atlas Energy's Marcellus Shale completions as well as providing quality control and technical assistance in the design of their shallow well development programs. Mr. Jacot comes to Atlas Energy with over 25 years experience in the domestic and...

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2007-04-27 11:10:00

Scientists at the University of Chicago and the National Museum of Natural History in Washington, D.C., have produced new evidence to finally resolve the mysterious identity of what they regard as one of the weirdest organisms that ever lived. Their chemical analysis indicates that the organism was a fungus, the scientists report in the May issue of the journal of Geology, published by the Geological Society of America. Called Prototaxites (pronounced pro-toe-tax-eye-tees), the organism went...


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
cock-a-hoop
  • Exultant; jubilant; triumphant; on the high horse.
  • Tipsy; slightly intoxicated.
This word may come from the phrase 'to set cock on hoop,' or 'to drink festively.' Its origin otherwise is unclear. A theory, according to the Word Detective, is that it's a 'transliteration of the French phrase 'coq a huppe,' meaning a rooster displaying its crest ('huppe') in a pose of proud defiance.' Therefore, 'cock-a-hoop' would 'liken a drunken man to a boastful and aggressive rooster.'
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