SERC Resources.

Resources providing further information about subsurface energy, hydraulic fracturing and the Marcellus and Utica Shales.

SERC seeks to add to knowledge about the development of subsurface energy resources of all sorts, particularly in and around Ohio, as well as the environmental and public-health impacts of this development. To accomplish this objective, the center facilitates research, education and outreach, and exchanges of information carried out by multidisciplinary working groups consisting of OSU faculty members who have chosen to affiliate with SERC.


National Subsurface Energy Resources

U.S. EPA Hydraulic Fracturing

Website for hydraulic fracturing information, reports, and regulations from the U.S. EPA

http://www.epa.gov/hydraulicfracture


U.S. Dept. of Energy Center for Frontiers of Subsurface Energy Security

Forum, newsletters, and videos from the Energy Frontier Research Centers in the U.S. DOE Office of Science.

http://www.energyfrontier.us/videos/center-frontiers-subsurface-energy-security


SEAB Shale Gas Production Committee Ninety-Day Report - August, 11, 2011

Secretary of Energy Advisory Board report on indentifying measures that can be taken to reduce the environmental impact and improve the saftey of shale gas production.

http://www.shalegas.energy.gov/


The Subsurface Library

This large, privately held library has records from the Bureau of Economic Geology in Austin, records from the Texas Railroad Commission and the General Land Office, as well as privately and corporately collected data from the Permian Basin.

http://www.subsurface.info/


Subsurface Energy in Ohio

The Ohio State University

Hydraulic fracturing for natural gas extraction: Impacts on water resources. An interview with Penn State Water Quality Specialist Bryan Swistock.

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Cooperative University Resources

Explore Shale

Explore Shale is a resource explaining the shale energy hydraulic fracturing process. It is a service provided by Penn State Public Broadcasting.

http://www.exploreshale.org/


Marcellus Center for Outreach & Research

The Pennsylvania State University's center dealing with shale energy in Pennsylvania research and outreach.

Marcellus Center for Outreach & Research


UCEAO - Shale Energy Working Group

The Shale Working Group of the University Clean Energy Alliance of Ohio is developing a set of guiding principles on shale gas exploration and extraction. These principles will direct the work of UCEAO in advocating for public policy, research, educational programming, and commercialization strategies.

UCEAO - Shale Energy Working Group


Ohio Board of Regents - Oil & Gas in Ohio

Find information about education resources and support for the job force entering the oil and gas industry in Ohio.

Ohio Board of Regents - Oil & Gas in Ohio


Gas Drilling Impacts on Water Quality

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Gas Drilling Impacts on Water Quality


The Impact of Marcellus Gas Drilling on Rural Drinking Water Supplies

A study by researchers at Penn State Univ. at the request of the Center for Rural Pennsylvania, this research looked to provide an unbiased and large-scale study of water quality in private water wells in rural Pennsylvania before and after the drilling of nearby Marcel­lus Shale gas wells.

The Impact of Marcellus Gas Drilling on Rural Drinking Water Supplies


UT study: No direct fracking-water contamination link

Preliminary results of a University of Texas study on hydraulic fracturing indicate the process itself does not appear to contaminate drinking water, but that fracturing sites may have a higher incidence of surface problems that can occur with any type of drilling.

UT study: No direct fracking-water contamination link


Leasing Farmland for Oil and Gas Production

OSU Extension's Clif Little offers suggestions for landowners faced with the decision to lease farmland for oil and gas production.

Leasing Farmland for Oil and Gas Production


The Economic Value of Shale Natural Gas in Ohio

Ohio State's Amanda Weinstein and Mark Partridge authored this report on shale energy's impact on Ohio's economy.

The Economic Value of Shale Natural Gas in Ohio


Ohio Shale Coalition Study: An Analysis of The Economic Potential for Shale Formations in Ohio

Research study focused on the economic impact and opportunities associated with the development of oil and gas resources in the Utica Shale.

Ohio Shale Coalition Study: An Analysis of The Economic Potential for Shale Formations in Ohio


Shale Government/Industry Networks

ShaleNET

ShaleNET Talent Match is the result of a grant funded by the Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration. Its mission is to design a comprehensive recruitment, training, placement, and retention program for high priority occupations in the natural gas drilling and production industry.

ShaleNET


Ohio Shale Coalition

The Ohio Shale Coalition is a broad-based, statewide partnership for affordable energy and jobs. Its membership includes local chambers of commerce, businesses, development organizations and individuals whoe seek to maximize the jobs and economic potential of shale gas and affordable energy production in Ohio.

Ohio Shale Coalition


Jobs Ohio - Energy

Access information on the Ohio's energy industries with Jobs Ohio. Opportunities are available related to employment and business development.

Jobs Ohio - Energy


Marcellus Shale Coalition

This industry coalition works with exploration and production, midstream, and supply chain partners in the Appalachian Basin and across the country to address issues regarding the production of clean, job-creating, American natural gas from the Marcellus and Utica Shale plays.

Marcellus Shale Coalition


Energy In Depth - The Ohio Project

EID’s Ohio project will seek to engage in and add something meaningful to that critical conversation, identifying and mobilizing as many friends as we can find along the way to stand up in support of a commonsense, homegrown energy strategy for Ohio.

Energy In Depth - The Ohio Project