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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.


Upcoming Seminars/EVENTS

May 19-20, 2016
Penn State Energy Days 2016 - Bringing energy leaders together across the spectrum of technology, economics, law and regulation to discuss these critical issues and identify what Penn State could do to help meet these future needs.

Upcoming Webinars

April 28, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Evolving Roles of Shale Gas in Central and Distributed Power Generation Scenarios - Dr. James Freihaut, Penn State Agricultural Engineering, Technical Director EEBHUB at Philly Navy Yard, will discuss the importance of shale gas in power generation.

May 19, 2016, 1:00 - 2:00 pm
Seismicity in Pennsylvania and the Pennsylvania State Seismic Network- Dr. Andrew Nyblade, Department of Geosciences, Penn State, will discuss the reserarch on seismic activity as part of a DCNR and DEP monitoring program.


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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