Student field trip to Carizzo plant.
Ohio State officials, including Interim President Joe Alutto, visit eastern Ohio shale drilling sites to learn about this new Ohio industry.
Ohio State students tour eastern Ohio shale region.
Noble County Rig and Pad
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Nov. 10, 2014 Ann Cook and Derek Sawyer, Earth sciences’ assistant professors, are part of a research team led by the University of Texas, Austin, awarded approximately $58 million to analyze deposits of frozen methane under the Gulf of Mexico. Methane hydrate, a substance found in abundance...
Nov. 6, 2014 As the Appalachian Region feels the impact of the burgeoning shale-energy industry, a consortium of researchers and industrial partners led by West Virginia University, with the assistance of The Ohio State University, will conduct the first-ever long-term, comprehensive field study of...
Oct. 31, 2014 Joachim Moortgat, assistant professor, School of Earth sciences, received the Society of Petroleum Engineers’ CK Ferguson Medal in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Oct. 28. The award, established in 1954, recognizes significant contributions to the permanent technical literature...
October 20, 2014 Scientists from Ohio State, Duke, Stanford, and the French Geological Survey develop new geochemical tracers, tested at sites in West Virginia and Pennsylvania. Scientists have developed new geochemical tracers that can identify hydraulic fracturing flowback fluids that have been...