Brown Bag Series videos 2011-2010

The Real Environmental, Economic and Energy Choices Facing Pennsylvania and the Nation

October 3, 2011- John Hanger, former Secretary, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection, discussed a variety of Marcellus-related topics. His presentation can be viewed here.


Is the Utica Shale Play the Next 'Marcellus'?

May 26, 2011 - Michael A. Arthur, professor of geosciences and co-director of the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research (MCOR), discussed the economic viability of drilling the Utica in Pennsylvania and the Appalachian Basin. He also addressed how portions of the Utica may be more productive than other areas based on thermal maturity data. Click here to see Dr. Arthur's slides.


Listening to the Frac: Effective Microseismic Monitoring of Well Completions

April 28, 2011 - Peter M. Duncan, president, MicroSeismic, Inc., describes the company's innovative technology for listening for underground activity as drillers bore into oil and gas formations or conduct hydraulic fracturing jobs. The technology offers a detailed view before, during and after the drilling process.


Treating Flowback and Produced Waters from Marcellus Shale Exploration and Production

Tuesday, April 18, 2011 - Quay Schappell, director, Business Development Unit with TARM, describes the company's process for treatomg flowback and produced waters on a commercial scale so that they can reused for subsequent hydraulic fracturing treatments.


Trust in Natural Gas-Related Institutions

March 21, 2011 - Kathy Brasier is an assistant professor of rural sociology in the College of Agricultural Sciences. In this video, she describes ongoing research using multiple data sources on the relationship between risk perception and institutional trust in Marcellus Shale communities. She also describes implications for understanding the roots of conflict-laden discourse.


The Future of U.S. Natural Gas

February 16, 2011 - Seth Blumsack is an assistant professor of energy policy and economics in the College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.


Wasterwater Management for Marcellus Natural Gas Development in Pennsylvania

January 18, 2011 - David Yoxtheimer is an EMS Extension Associate with the Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research.


Developing New Proppants for Marcellus Shale Drilling

December 14, 2010 - John Hellmann is a professor of materials science and engineering and associate dean for education, College of Earth and Mineral Sciences.


Help Wanted: Training the Workforce for the Natural Gas Industry

November 9, 2010 - Tim Kelsey is a professor agricultural economics. Jeanette Carter is the director of Outreach for K-12 at Penn College.


'Ground Zero' for Marcellus Gas Development: A Preliminary Assessment of the Impacts on Transportation Infrastructure

October 21, 2010 Tim Ziegler, Center for Dirt and Gravel Roads at Penn State

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