The Marcellus Shale
Geologists familiar with the Appalachian Basin have known for years about the Devonian
black shale called the Marcellus. The Marcellus Shale is organically rich shale
that lies nearly a mile or more beneath the surface throughout much of Ohio, West
Virginia, Pennsylvania and New York. The Marcellus Shale, a "super giant" gas field,
has enough resources to meet the energy needs of every American home, business and
industry for an estimated 20 years, all on its own. With approximately 580,000 gross
acres and 8.3 Tcfe of proved reserves in the Marcellus play, EQT is a leading player
in the Marcellus Shale. EQT plans to drill 186 Marcellus and 30 Upper Devonian wells in 2014.
EQT Production's Guiding Principles are a comprehensive core of policies, procedures
and practices, providing a foundation of training and operations within our drilling,
completions and production activities. These simple and easily communicated guidelines
demonstrate to employees and contractors EQT's commitment to safety and the environment.
Marcellus Operations Guiding