The natural resources exploration and production industry is not new to Pennsylvania or Wayne County.  However, many of us were unfamiliar with the geology, industry methods and regulations when the prospect of the natural gas industry emerged in this portion of the State.  Luckily there is a tremendous amount of information available on these and other relevant topics.  

A core function of the Wayne County Oil and Gas Task Force is to provide an educational forum on the issues that are associated with the development of this industry here in Wayne County.  As such, the Task Force continues to either host or promote educational events that can educate Wayne County’s residents about this industry.  To view more information on the events listed below, click on the blue link for that specific educational event.  To view published meeting summaries and other information from these hosted public meetings go to the ‘Event Materials’ page by clicking here.


Wayne County, Pennsylvania Oil & Natural Gas Task Force Events

October 18, 2011Understanding Methane Migration Issues in Pennsylvania

The speakers for this Wayne County Oil & Gas Task Force event will be Mr. Burt Waite, Senior Geologist and Program Director at Moody and Associates, Inc. and Mr. Brian Oram, licensed Professional Geologist and owner of B.F. Environmental Consultants, Inc.  To view the press release for this event, click here.

                                          Burt Waite                                          Brian Oram     


August 24, 2011Economic and Community Impacts of Marcellus Shale
October 19, 2010
Marcellus Well Drilling 101
May 13, 2010Wayne County, PA Oil & Gas Task Force Public Meeting


Other Natural Gas Events

December 10, 2010 – Marcellus Gas Wealth Management Seminar
December 7th & 8th, 2010 -
Well Control Incident Management: Effective Strategies & Tactics

October 4th & 5th and 6th & 7th, 2010 – Well Control Incident Management: Effective Strategies & Tactics
September 8, 2010 - Natural Gas Pipelines – Understanding the Infrastructure Development
July 7, 2010 – API Downhill Pipe Welding Course
June 15, 2010 – Home Water Well Testing in the Gas Well Era


Penn State Cooperative Extension

The Penn State Cooperative Extension is a valuable source of information in regard to the natural gas industry.  The Cooperative Extension has a Marcellus Education Team of more than 40 county-based educators and faculty that research and provide information on a range of issues associated with the natural gas industry.  The Penn State Cooperative Extension educators frequently host or participate in educational events throughout the areas of the State where gas industry activity is either occurring or likely to occur.  To view a listing of Penn State Cooperative Extension “Events & Webinars”, click here.

As mentioned above, the Penn State Cooperative Extension educators host ‘webinars’.  A webinar is a live broadcast of an educational forum over the internet.  The Extension typically presents one webinar every month on a topic associated with the natural gas industry.  Also, past educational webinars and the documents associated with the webinars are available for the public to view or listen to at any time.  To view the upcoming live webinar schedule, register for upcoming webinars or view information on past webinars, click here.



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