Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Marcellus Discussions Continue At Legislative Interims

Subcommittee B of the Joint Standing Committee on the Judiciary met for an extended period on the afternoon of October 21 to receive presentations on various aspects of Marcellus Shale geology, engineering, land management and production.  Presenters included Dr. Michael Hohn, Director of the West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey (and State Geologist); Dr. Robert Chase, Chair of the School of Petroleum Engineering at Marietta College; David Elkin, Vice President of EQT and Roger Cutright, of Stone Energy.  Each presenter offered a detailed analysis of the industry from his particular professional perspective and provided the committee a wealth of information on the opportunities and challenges facing Marcellus producers going forward.  There was an extensive question and answer session with members of the committee on the topics discussed.  The subcommittee took no action and made no recommendations.