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Welcome to the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research

The Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR) is Penn State's education and research initiative on unconventional gas plays. We serve state agencies, elected and appointed officials, communities, landowners, industry, environmental groups and other stakeholders. We are committed to expanding research capabilities on technical aspects of developing this resource and to providing science-based programming while protecting the Commonwealth's water resources, forests and transportation infrastructure. MCOR is internally funded by the College of Agricultural Sciences, the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences, Penn State Institutes of Energy and the Environment and Penn State Outreach.

Marcellus Community Science
Volunteer Program

An info session will be held Date - TBD
at the Penn College of Technology
Room CC201 (Bush Campus Center)
For more information - Contact:
Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
Terry Noll, Project Coordinator or (814) 865-6598

Upcoming Events & Webinars

August 6-7, 2015
Young Professional Women in Energy (YPWE) Program -
Washington, PA. The program focuses on Fundamentals of Shale. For more information or to register:
Fundamentals of Shale Program - YPWE

April 28, 2015: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Shale Energy Issues and Impacts for Elk County - Webinar

May 19, 2015: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Shale Legislation Update - Webinar

June 18, 2015: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Marcellus Shale Exploration & Development in Core Forest Habitat: Effects on Forest Habitat and Wildlife - Webinar


Penn State Royalty and Decline Curve Web App

By looking closely at actual natural gas production of 5,492 horizontal shale wells, a cumulative production model was assembled to create royalty estimates and better decision making tools for businesses and individuals.

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Maps showing the depth and thickness of the Utica Shale are now on the MCOR maps page. The MCOR produced Marcellus Shale depth and thickness maps have also recently been updated.

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