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2011-12-14 01:00:00

HOUSTON, Dec. 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Endeavour International Corporation (NYSE: END) (LSE: ENDV) announced today that it has terminated purchase and sale agreements with SM Energy Company (NYSE:SM) and certain other minority owners to acquire leasehold, producing interests, a pipeline and related facilities in the Marcellus Shale in north central Pennsylvania. Endeavour International Corporation is an oil and gas exploration and production company focused on the acquisition,...

2011-11-02 14:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Nov. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Governor Tom Corbett is pleased to see legislative movement on the Marcellus Shale bill, House Bill 1950, and commends the House Finance Committee on today's 15-to-10 vote that sent it to the full House of Representatives. "I applaud House Finance Committee members for moving this important measure,'' Corbett said. "This bill contains many of the provisions contained in our proposal, and I am pleased to see the legislature working...

2011-10-26 12:56:00

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Kroff, Inc., one of the fastest-growing water treatment companies in the United States, will discuss frac fluid flowback treatment in the Marcellus Shale during a water management environmental workshop at the upcoming "DUG East Marcellus and More: Appalachian Shales." The conference is being held from November 15-17, 2011 at the David L. Lawrence Convention Center in Pittsburgh. Dave Kern, area manager, Kroff Well Services, will speak at the...

2011-10-13 17:14:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Oct. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Friday, October 21, 2011 Mid Atlantic BX (MABX) will host the Marcellus Shale Economic Development Summit, which focuses on the regional economic impact of the natural gas industry. The event will feature a panel discussion moderated by WITF Morning Edition host Craig Layne. The panel includes the executive director of the Pennsylvania State Association of Township Supervisors (PSATS), a civil engineering firm executive, a...

2011-09-26 06:00:00

DENVER, Sept. 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Antero Resources today announced that it has acquired a 7% overriding royalty interest (ORI) from CONSOL Energy in approximately 115,000 net acres located in the southwestern core of the Marcellus Shale play on a large portion of Antero's existing West Virginia and Pennsylvania acreage position for $193 million. The cash transaction closed on September 21, 2011 with an effective date of July 1, 2011, and was funded with undrawn capacity on Antero's...

Image 1 - Researchers Find New Species Of Ancient Predatory Fish
2011-09-12 11:14:53

  The Academy of Natural Sciences today announced the discovery of a new species of large predatory fish that prowled ancient North American waterways during the Devonian Period, before backboned animals existed on land. Drs. Edward "Ted" Daeschler and Jason Downs of the Academy and colleagues from the University of Chicago and Harvard University describe the new denizen of the Devonian they named Laccognathus embryi in the current issue of the Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology....

2011-08-01 16:10:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Changing the city's charter to ban an important source of energy, and limit possible economic growth and new jobs is the wrong direction for the Pittsburgh City Council, according to the Associated Petroleum Industries of Pennsylvania. "The Marcellus Shale represents an opportunity for cleaner energy to fuel America and for new jobs in Pennsylvania," said API-Pennsylvania's Executive Director Rolf Hanson. "While this decision is...

2011-07-22 10:30:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today released the final report of the Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission, taking the first step toward developing a comprehensive and strategic plan for responsible natural gas drilling in Pennsylvania. The unanimously-adopted report contains 96 policy recommendations that include tougher regulations for drilling, doubling fines for violations, creating jobs in related industries and promoting the use of...

2011-07-22 10:43:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Today Governor Corbett's Marcellus Shale Advisory Commission has released its recommendations for managing the state's burgeoning natural gas industry. The Pennsylvania Environmental Council (PEC) is encouraged by the fact that there was consensus among Commission members on a majority of measures surrounding environmental protection and public health and safety. Many of these recommendations were originally proposed by PEC earlier this...

2011-07-08 10:43:00

WARRENDALE, Pa., July 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a tour of Talisman Energy's regional headquarters, Lt. Governor Jim Cawley today pointed to how the Marcellus Shale natural gas production industry is creating jobs, even in communities where drilling is not taking place. "Natural gas is already providing thousands of jobs for Pennsylvania. You can see it right here in suburban Pittsburgh," Cawley said. "Producers may not be drilling here in Warrendale, but jobs are being...


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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