Utica shale and fracking news
Utica and Marcellus shale web sitesOhio Department of Natural Resources' Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management State agency Web site.
ODNR Division of Oil and Gas Resources Management. State drilling permits. List is updated weekly.
ODNR Division of Geological Survey.
Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.
Ohio State University Extension.
Ohio Farm Bureau.
Ohio Oil and Gas Association, a Granville-based group that represents 1,500 Ohio energy-related companies.
Ohio Oil & Gas Energy Education Program.
Energy In Depth, a trade group.
Marcellus and Utica Shale Resource Center by Ohio law firm Bricker & Eckler.
Utica Shale, a compilation of Utica shale activities.
Landman Report Card, a site that looks at companies involved in gas and oil leases.FracFocus, a compilation of chemicals used in fracking individual wells as reported voluntarily by some drillers.
Chesapeake Energy Corp,the Oklahoma-based firm is the No. 1 driller in Ohio.
Rig Count Interactive Map by Baker Hughes, an energy services company.
Shale Sheet Fracking, a Youngstown Vindicator blog.
The Ohio Environmental Council, a statewide eco-group based in Columbus.
Earthjustice, a national eco-group.
People's Oil and Gas Collaborative-Ohio, a grass-roots group in Northeast Ohio.
Concerned Citizens of Medina County, a grass-roots group.
No Frack Ohio, a Columbus-based grass-roots group.
Fracking: Gas Drilling's Environmental Threat by ProPublica, an online journalism site.
Pipeline, blog from Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Marcellus shale drilling.
Allegheny Front, environmental public radio for Western Pennsylvania.
From the Marcellus Drilling News:
Calgary-based Tervita Corporation, an environmental and energy services company, has been selected by Chesapeake Energy Corp. to build a wastewater treatment facility in Ohio's Carroll County.
Carroll County is the epicenter of Chesapeake’s drilling in Ohio's Utica shale.
The facility will be used to recycle drilling wastewater from Chesapeake’s Utica drilling, as well as other water-related services.
Here is the Tervita press announcement:
Tervita Corporation, a leading North American environmental and energy services company, has been awarded a contract to treat Chesapeake Energy’s produced and tophole drilling water in its Utica shale production in Ohio, to help Chesapeake Energy efficiently continue its Aqua Renew™ program by recycling water in its operations.
“This is a great opportunity for us to partner with one of the major players in the Utica by recycling and reusing a resource as vital as water,” said Phil Vogel, president, Tervita U.S. “Tervita’s water treatment capabilities and technologies, paired with our integrated service offerings, are invaluable to our customers as they continue to put more effort into responsible and sustainable resource development.”
Tervita will provide Chesapeake Energy with a water treatment facility, in Carroll County, Ohio with an option for mobile water treatment technology. Using its Hybrid Water Recycling Technology, Tervita can remove hydrocarbons and suspended solids from produced water, top-hole drilling water and well pad rain water. In addition to these services to Chesapeake Energy, Tervita can provide hardness removal, well site sludge and ponds treatment, if necessary.
Tervita can also deploy its proprietary Mobile Processing System to treat flowback and produced water by removing unwanted suspended solids, so water can be reused.
“Chesapeake Energy is pleased to select Tervita as our Utica water treatment vendor,” said Tim Dugan, Chesapeake Energy district manager, Utica. “Tervita’s treatment process will provide clean water and decrease our process costs which will increase our efficiency with reusing water.”
Tervita Dioxi-Treat™ and Tervita Dioxi-Green™ (Cl02) will be available to Chesapeake as a cost-effective solution to a variety of challenges encountered with oilfield waters that require treatment prior to reuse.
In addition to water treatment technologies, Tervita offers a variety of environmental solutions in the Utica and Marcellus shale play, including engineered landfills, closed-loop systems, drilling fluids services and frac tank rentals.*