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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 Programs


Fundamentals of Shale Development - $379
October 21, 2014 – Penn College, Williamsport, PA

Shale Energy: Best Development Practices - $500
August 19, 2014 - Nittany Lion Inn - St. College, PA

Remediation and Field Day Reclamation - $379
October 8, 2014 – Penn College, Williamsport, PA

Natural Gas Utilization Conference - $375
October 14-15, 2014 - Hilton Garden Inn, Canonsburg, PA

ShaleNET Workforce Forum - $285
November 5-6, 2014 -Doubletree by Hilton, Washington, PA




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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