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Utica and Marcellus Shale Resource Center

Index to Resources
Bricker & Eckler Shale Resources
Ohio Resources
Resources for Individuals
Industry Resources
Utica and Marcellus Shale Economic Impact Studies

The enormous potential of shale in Ohio and its contiguous states is creating a regional oil and gas “gold rush,” and it is important to have experienced advisors to protect your interests and help you achieve your business objectives. This resource center includes a comprehensive array of resources to help you learn about the opportunities, challenges, and complexities associated with development of the Utica and Marcellus Shale.

For more information, please contact any member of Bricker & Eckler's Shale Task Force.

Bricker & Eckler Shale Resources

Bricker & Eckler Shale Blog
A blog with current information on shale initiatives and other oil and gas issues in the Appalachian Basin, especially Ohio.

Bricker & Eckler Shale Task Force Publications
A series of publications on shale, oil and gas.

Energy & Environmental Legislation Updates
Status report of pending and enacted energy and environmental legislation in the 130th session of the Ohio General Assembly.

Energy & Environmental Legislation Archives
Report on the energy and environmental legislation from the 129th session of the Ohio General Assembly.

Shale Economic Development Overview Chart
A detailed overview of the approximately $18 billion in economic development projects occurring as a result of the shale boom in eastern Ohio.

Ohio Resources

The Ohio State University Subsurface Energy Resource Center
The Ohio State Subsurface Energy Resource Center contributes to the knowledge of subsurface resource development and its associated environmental issues, and serves as a resource to policy makers.

ODNR Shale Resource Webpage
Information prepared by the Ohio Department of Natural Resources Division of Mineral Resources Management
      1. ODNR Well Locator and Well Database
      2. ODNR Shale Permitting Information

ODNR Division of Geological Survey
A series of documents and data relating to Utica and Marcellus shale.

ODNR Geologic Map of Ohio
A map showing the geological strata in various parts of the Appalachian Basin.

Ohio Energy Pathways
An Ohio Board of Regents site to connect Ohioans with job training and employment opportunities in the energy industry. Features information about each energy sector and energy efficiency to help those who are interested in that career path.

Ohio Shale Supply Chain Database
The Ohio University Voinovich School's Consortium for Energy, Economics & the Environment (CE3) developed a Geographic Information System (GIS) database that maps supply chain opportunities for suppliers and buyers within the state's shale industry.

Ohio Oil and Gas Industry Career Guide
Resources compiled by the Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEEP) include a comprehensive oil and gas career guide, and a complete list of the 70+ institutions offering oil and gas-related training programs in Ohio.

EIA U.S. Energy Mapping System
U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) interactive mapping tool provides locations and information on power plants, pipelines, shale plays and other energy-specific topics.

Resources for Individuals

FracFocus Chemical Disclosure Registry
A joint project of the Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission designed to provide information about the chemicals used in the hydraulic fracturing process.

Marcellus Shale Initiative Publications Database
This database by Bucknell University collects reports, articles, fact sheets and other materials related to the scientific, technical, sociological and economic aspects of shale production and hydraulic fracturing in shale plays such as the Utica and Marcellus, among others.

GoMarcellusShale Blog
An interactive network and resource center for landowners in the Appalachian Basin, including landowners in Ohio involved in the development of the Utica Shale.

National Association of Royalty Owners
A national organization representing the interests of mineral and royalty owners.

Ohio State University Extension Shale Education Program
A program dedicated to educating landowners and communities on issues related to the development of Ohio's shale resources.

Penn State University Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research
A resource center dedicated to research and education relating to shale development.

Landowner Group Formation, The New York Times
June 6, 2012
In this video and article, The New York Times profiled the Southeast Ohio Landowners Association that Bricker & Eckler represents as co-counsel and that we assisted in formation and negotiation of the Association's landowner leases.

Industry Resources

American Petroleum Institute
The largest trade association for the oil and gas industry.

Ohio Oil and Gas Association
Statewide trade association of members involved in the exploration, development and production of oil and gas.

American Gas Association
Informational website devoted to the responsible development of natural gas resources.

Ohio Oil and Gas Energy Education Program (OOGEP)
An industry-funded education program established to promote a positive public awareness of Ohio's oil and gas industry.

Baker Hughes Resources
Oilfield services company Baker Hughes provides several interactive resources to track rig counts and drilling activity worldwide:
      1. Rig Count Overview & Summary Count
       2. Interactive map showing rig locations for a selected region
           (e.g., Appalachia)

Utica and Marcellus Shale Economic Impact Studies


OOGEP Oil and Gas Economic Impact Study on Ohio's Oil and Gas Industry
September 2011 report examining the economic impact of planned spending by the oil and gas industry relating to shale development.


The Economic Impacts of the Pennsylvania Marcellus Shale Natural Gas Play
The updated May 24, 2010 study


The Economic Impacts of the Marcellus Shale: Implications for New York, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia
July 2010 report to The American Petroleum Institute


Shale Gas and New Petrochemicals Investment: Benefits for the Economy, Jobs, and US Manufacturing
May 2011 report from the American Chemistry Council on the benefits to U.S. manufacturers from increased shale development.