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Selected References about Devonian Shales

The following are some geological references regarding Devonian shales in general, containing some information about the Marcellus Shale in particular.
This work is supported in part by RDS Agreement 41817M4160 and the U.S. Department of Energy Contract DE-AC26-04NT41817.630.01.14.

Maps  ♦  General Stratigraphic Nomenclature  ♦  Data Files  ♦  Presentations, Publications, and Other References

Maps:

Marcellus maps updated 03/2014; data current through 02/2014 (for completed wells) and 01/2014 (for permitted wells)

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Image and link to the Marcellus Shale IMS application
Marcellus Interactive Mapping Application
for West Virginia featuring:
  • Marcellus wells,
  • Marcellus thickness,
  • Marcellus outcrop, and
  • Onondaga Structure

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Please note: Various items within the following section "Presentations, Publications, and Other References" contain maps.

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General Stratigraphic Nomenclature:


Image and link to West Virginia stratigraphic nomenclature

 

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Data Files:


Significance of the Onondaga Map Layers

Map layers associated with the Marcellus Shale in the interactive mapping system include various Onondaga map layers. This is confusing to many users--i.e., why don't we use maps showing the Marcellus structure? The answer is simple--because we don't yet have those specific map layers for the Marcellus Shale. In order to provide this geological information, we are using map layers created for adjacent stratigraphic units to provide approximately similar information as for the Marcellus.

Structure Map Layers - The Onondaga Limestone and equivalent units underlie the Marcellus Shale. The top of the Onondaga Limestone and equivalents is approximately equal to the base of the Marcellus Shale. So, a map showing the structure on the top of the Onondaga Limestone provides essentially the same information as a structure map on the base of the Marcellus Shale.

Downloads

Download metadata (.htm), text files (.csv), spreadsheets (.xlsx), and compressed shapefiles (.zip).

Shapefile Projection: North American Datum 1983, UTM Zone 17 North, Transverse Mercator. A ".prj" file is included in the zip folders.

Marcellus Wells - Completed Episodes Updated 03/2014; Data current through 02/2014 (for completed wells) and 01/2014 (for permitted wells)
Image of Completed Marcellus Wells Download:
Metadata:WVMarcellusWellsCompleted032014.htm     69 KB
Comma Separated Value (CSV):WVMarcellusWellsCompleted032014.csv   932 KB
MS Excel (XLSX):WVMarcellusWellsCompleted032014.xlsx   805 KB
Shapefile*:WVMarcellusWellsCompleted032014.zip   389 KB
Monthly Production Data:WVMarcellusProduction032014.xlsx1,538 KB
*Note: Metadata are not bundled with the shapefile, please see above for metadata.
Marcellus Wells - Permitted Episodes Updated 03/2014; Data current through 02/2014 (for completed wells) and 01/2014 (for permitted wells)
Image of Permitted Marcellus Wells Download:
Metadata:WVMarcellusWellsPermitted032014.htm  48 KB
Comma Separated Value (CSV):WVMarcellusWellsPermitted032014.csv341 KB
MS Excel (XLSX):WVMarcellusWellsPermitted032014.xlsx237 KB
Shapefile*:WVMarcellusWellsPermitted032014.zip133 KB
*Note: Metadata are not bundled with the shapefile, please see above for metadata.
Marcellus Wells - Cancelled Episodes Updated 03/2014; Data current through 02/2014 (for completed wells) and 01/2014 (for permitted wells)
Image of Completed Marcellus Wells Download:
Metadata:WVMarcellusWellsCancelled032014.htm  48 KB
Comma Separated Value (CSV):WVMarcellusWellsCancelled032014.csv196 KB
MS Excel (XLSX):WVMarcellusWellsCancelled032014.xlsx156 KB
Shapefile*:WVMarcellusWellsCancelled032014.zip  91 KB
*Note: Metadata are not bundled with the shapefile, please see above for metadata.

Scanned E-Logs - Deep Wells Updated 03/2014
Image of Scanned E-Logs Download:
Comma Separated Value (CSV):WVOnondagaAndDeeperLogs032014.csv813 KB
MS Excel (XLSX):WVOnondagaAndDeeperLogs32014.xlsx704 KB
Shapefile*:WVOnondagaAndDeeperLogs032014.zip288 KB
The above files contain a list of wells for which WVGES has scanned e-logs and the well penetrated the top of the Onondaga Limestone/equivalent or a deeper formation. The Marcellus may or may not be present/recorded on the log. Note that an unconformity exists between the younger Rhinestreet black shale and the Onondaga Limestone in portions of Cabell, Mason, McDowell, Mingo, and Wayne counties; the Marcellus and other Hamilton Group shales are thought to be missing in these areas (see Schwietering's maps below). The individual scanned TIFF images for these logs are available for free downloading through the interactive map application and at http://downloads.wvgs.wvnet.edu/welllogs/; the associated well data are available on our online "pipeline" data application at http://www.wvgs.wvnet.edu/oginfo/pipeline/pipeline2.asp.

Marcellus Thickness/Isopach (Line)
formerly referred to as
Hamilton/Selected Shale within the Hamilton
Marcellus Thickness/Isopach (Polygon)
formerly referred to as
Hamilton/Selected Shale within the Hamilton
Image of the WV Marcellus Thickness Lines Download:
Metadata:WVMarcellus_ThicknessLines_11162011.htm  26 KB
Shapefiles:WVMarcellus_ThicknessLines_11162011.zip150 KB
Image of the WV Marcellus thickness Polygons Download:
Metadata:WVMarcellus_ThicknessPolygons_11162011.htm  30 KB
Shapefiles:WVMarcellus_ThicknessPolygons_11162011.zip413 KB
Marcellus Outcrop (Polygon) Onondaga Structure (Line)
Image of WV Marcellus Outcrops Download:
Metadata:WVMarcellus_Outcrop_08262008.htm  25 KB
Shapefiles:WVMarcellus_Outcrop_08262008.zip  71 KB
Image of WV Onondage Structure Contours Download:
Metadata:WVOnondaga_Structure_12132010.htm  23 KB
Shapefiles:WVOnondaga_Structure_12132010.zip504 KB
Onondaga Faults (Line) Onondaga Axes or Folds (Line)
Image of WV Onondaga Faults Download:
Metadata:WVOnondaga_Faults_12132010.htm  21 KB
Shapefiles:WVOnondaga_Faults_12132010.zip  11 KB
Image of WV Onondaga Folds or Axis Download:
Metadata:WVOnondaga_Axes_12072010.htm  19 KB
Shapefiles:WVOnondaga_Axes_12072010.zip  19 KB



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Presentations, Publications, and Other References:


◊ WVGES


◊ US DOE


◊ USGS


◊ Petroleum Organizations and Other
The following are recent and various presentations online:



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