Friday, February 24, 2012

Recognizing The Success And Development Of Gas Production From The Marcellus Shale

The development and application of the resources and technology to drill and produce gas and oil from formerly uneconomic rock formations like the Marcellus Shale is very, very significant and should be applauded.  The more this is recognized and shared, the more likely some of our political leaders will wake up and begin to create a better plan for America's energy needs.  I do believe we, geologists, engineers, investors.......everyone can play a role in creating a better future for America by educating others about how important this revolutionary ability to produce oil and gas from shale rocks really is.

An immediate hurdle is getting over the opposition to hydraulic fracturing.  Everyone knows that, but it is difficult overcoming the fear the so-called environmentalists are so adept at creating.  I think it can be done, by careful, patient, and clear education.

February 23, 2012 | PERMALINK | @MarcellusGas

MSC Founder and First Chairman, Ray Walker, Named “Engineer of Year”
Engineers' Society of Western Pa. honors Range’s Walker for outstanding Marcellus achievements
Pittsburgh, PA – At its 128th Annual Banquet, the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania (ESWP) last night named Ray N. Walker, Jr. “Engineer of Year” for his pioneering Marcellus Shale natural gas development work. Walker, who co-founded the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) and served as the organization’s first chairman, is Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Range Resources Corporation. Led by Walker, Range successfully drilled and completed the first Marcellus Shale natural gas well.

“It’s a real privilege to receive this recognition, and I thank the Engineers' Society of Western Pennsylvania for its great work. More than anything, though, this award is truly a testament to and an affirmation of the tremendous talent and dedicated professionals we are fortunate to have at Range, including some of the industry’s best and brightest engineers,” said Walker. “Natural gas development from the Marcellus Shale has proven to be one of the most transformative and pivotal energy breakthroughs of our lifetime. It’s been an incredible experience, both professionally and personally, to be so closely involved in this positive progress for the region and our nation.”

“Ray’s enthusiasm for the responsible development of clean, American natural gas is matched only by his passion to ensure that our industry remains committed to getting this historic opportunity right,” said Marcellus Shale Coalition president Kathryn Klaber. “This important recognition is well-deserved, and on behalf of the organization he helped to build, I thank Ray again for the enormous steps forward our industry has made, and continues to make, because of his thoughtful leadership and vision.”
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Click HERE to watch the tribute video
presented at last night’s ceremony.
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