Research Project Information

Research Project Summary Information

Assessment of Marcellus Gas(26996)

NYS Education Department


The Devonian Marcellus Shale may hold significant untapped reserves of natural gas in New York State. The project will help determine optimal locations for natural gas extraction.

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Project Description

The goal of this project shall be to assess the gas potential of the Marcellus through an integrated statewide stratigraphic and geochemical study. A series of maps and cross sections will be produced to identify the fairways of greater potential.


The project will help determine the optimal locations for natural gas extraction in New York State.

Project Results


NYS Education Department
89 Washington Avenue Attn: Valerie Grey
Albany, NY 12234

Principle Investigator

Brian Slater

Universities Involved


Project Type:

Indigenous/Renewable Energy Resources

Technologies Types:

NYSERDA Contact Information

Amanda Stevens


R&D - Environment & Energy Res

Contract Details

Start Date: 3/29/2013
Project Status: Active
Contract Number: 26996

Last Updated: 9/26/2014