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The following is a list of significant Oil and Gas Producers

in the Marcellus Shale:

Anadarko Petroleum

Atlas Energy Resources

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Carrizo Oil & Gas Corp.

Chesapeake Energy

Chief Oil & Gas

East Resources

Energy Corporation of America

EOG Resources

EQT Corp

EXCO Resources

Fortuna Energy

Nomac Drilling

North Coast Energy

Range Resources

Rex Energy Corp.

Southwestern Energy Production Company

Statoil Hydro

Stone Energy Company

Ultra Petroleum Corp.



The Marcellus Shale is located in the following counties of West Virginia:





Barbour County 

Braxton County 

Brooke County 

Calhoun County

Clay County 

Doddridge County 

Gilmer County 

Grant County 

Greenbrier County

Hancock County 

Hardy County 

Harrison County 

Lewis County 

Marion County 

Marshall County 

Mineral County 

Monongalia County 

Nicholas County 

Ohio County 

Pendleton County 

Pleasants County 

Pocahontas County 

Randolph County 

Roane County 

Taylor County 

Tucker County 

Tyler County 

Upshur County

Webster County 

Wetzel County 

Wirt County

Wood County 


The Marcellus Shale covers the north central and lower portion of the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.


Marcellus Shale Geology

The Marcellus shale of the Appalachian Basin is from the Middle Devonian age and is located between 5,000 and 8,000 feet below the surface. It’s thickness ranges anywhere from about 50 feet to 900 feet. It takes it’s name from the location of it’s outcrop near Marcellus, New York, and extends throughout much of the Appalachian Basin. It is a black carbonaceous (organic rich), low density shale that occurs within Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.


(Source:  Mineral Web)

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