Marcellus Shale Field Workshop (PSU, ABBSG, RPSEA)

The Pennsylvania State University, with co-funding from the Appalachian Basin Black Shale Group (ABBSG) and the Research Partnership to Secure Energy for America (RPSEA) is organizing a three-day workshop to examine various outcrops of black shale including Marcellus in the Finger Lakes District of New York and in north central Pennsylvania.  Penn State is presently conducting a study that will produce a geomechanical model for gas shales based on the integration of stress measurements and petrophysical data from the greater Marcellus gas system.  Workshop attendees will be stopping at numerous outcrop sites in the Ithaca-Watkins Glen region to learn how these surfaces outcrops, coupled with in-field stress measurements, are being used to develop the geomechanical model.

Reservations are required to attendWorkshop is capped at 35 attendees

Cost: $300/ person - check payable to Penn State University (due at the time of departure)

Meals: Meals will be provided

Lodging: Hilton Garden Inn ($219.00 per night plus tax), ask for the Penn State Marcellus block when making your reservation

Departure: Departing August 13 from Susquehanna Trailways located at 11 W Church Street, Williamsport, PA at 8:00 a.m. sharp. Attendees will be transported via chartered motor coach (parking is available in municipal lot next to Trailways for $10 per day)

Return: Returning August 15 to Susquehanna Trailways by 5:00 p.m. 

Dress accordingly for potentially changing field conditions


Dr. Terry Engelder


Mr. Joel Morrison


Wed, Aug. 13 - Fri, Aug. 15, 2014
8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Eastern


Williamsport, PA
United States