Aug. 22 webinar to focus on volume of shale gas produced in Pennsylvania

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. -- The amount of natural gas produced from the Marcellus Shale formation in Pennsylvania will be the subject of a Web-based seminar by Penn State Extension.

The session, from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 22, will analyze the latest six month's production figures released by the state Department of Environmental Protection.

Extension educator Matt Henderson, shale gas asset manager for the Penn State Marcellus Center for Outreach and Research, will provide insight to what the data means.

"I will review the currently released unconventional well production data and provide an analysis of the data," he said. "Production from unconventional wells has grown exponentially over the past several years. Looking at the production data gives a glimpse of the core areas of development and the potential for future development."

Henderson's presentation will look at production results on a statewide and localized level, high areas of production and trends in Marcellus Shale gas development. The presentation also will cover production results by the different operators within the region and a look at some of the highest producing wells in the county.

He also will present an overview of royalty earnings.

This webinar is one of a series presented by Penn State Extension's Marcellus Education Team, offered from 1 to 2 p.m. on Thursdays. Upcoming planned topics include:

--Sept. 19: "Marcellus Reserves and Estimates Substantiated by Production Data."

--Oct. 17: "Midstream Operations, Infrastructure and Market Demands."

--Nov. 21: To be announced.

--Dec. 19: "Bradford County Community Planning:  Resources for the Community."

Registration for the webinars is not necessary, and all are welcome to participate by logging in to the website. For more information, contact Carol Loveland at 570-320-4429 or by email at cal24@psu.edu .

Previous webinars, publications and information also are available on the Penn State Extension natural-gas website, covering a variety of topics such as Act 13; seismic testing; air pollution from gas development; water use and quality; natural gas liquids regional development; royalties; gas-leasing considerations for landowners; gas pipelines and right-of-way issues; legal issues surrounding gas development; and the impact of Marcellus gas development on forestland.

Last Updated August 15, 2013