Students invited by Ultra Petroleum to tour their Marcellus shale operations.
Students from the Cornell Chapter of AAPG as well as students from the IGERT Earth Energy Systems group were lucky enough to be invited by Ultra Petroleum to tour their Marcellus shale operations. On Friday, April 1, students were able to travel to just outside of Galeton, PA where they viewed and discussed an operating drill rig, production facility and equipment utlized in hydraulic fracturiing. Additionally they were able to see every stage of Marcellus development, from drilling to site reclamation. The experience will come in handy, especially for those currently taking the CHEME 6666 Natural Gas Development in Shale course in the IGERT Earth Energy module sequence.