From the ShaleOhio blog of Bricker & Eckler, a Columbus-based law firm:
A recent article featured on The Motley Fool describes two technologies other than hydraulic fracturing that are helping the shale boom by "taking away a lot of the guesswork, leading to improved returns and more certainty."
Plays that are carbonate formations, like the Mississippian Lime in Oklahoma and Kansas, require producers to "work around high water saturation levels in the rocks," causing them to "expend a greater portion of capital" on saltwater disposal infrastructure in an effort to decrease trucking service costs.
In addition, oilfield service providers are using magnetic resonance imaging logging to help producers "identify water-free zones as well as target the most promising zones," the article said.
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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.