Marcellus Shale Gas Well Drilling Information
Public Notice of Intent to Conduct Seismic Testing in the Municipality of Murrysville
Tesla Exploration, Inc.
6430 South Fiddlers Green Circle
Suite 100, Greenwood
Tesla Exploration, Inc. will be conducting Seismic Testing in the Municipality of Murrysville, with the express purpose of conducting Energy Source Operations, a seismic survey, using state of the art technology to produce detailed images of the geological structure beneath the earth's surface. The testing area within the Municipality of Murrysville is bound to the North by Washington/Murrysville TWP line, to the East Borough of Delmont, to the South by Penn/Murrysville TWP line and to the West by Wiestertown Road. The test area is expected to encompass approximately 9 square miles of the Municipality of Murrysville.
The testing is to consist of the use of Vibroseis Trucks along State and public roads and Detonating Charges (shot holes) on private property where permission has been obtained. Residents may call the toll-free number below for more information or if they have any questions 888-366-4057.
The Agenda Briefing for the Oil and Gas Lease Offer for Murrysville Community Park, as discussed at the January 22, 2014, Council Meeting is available by clicking on the link below:
- Oil and Gas Lease Offer Agenda Briefing (PDF)
- Knowing and Protecting Your Rights When an Interstate Gas Pipeline Comes to Your Community (PDF)
- IUP - Department of Geography and Regional Planning
- FrackTrack Establishes New Well Water Registry for Homeowners in Pennsylvania
- How to Test Your Own Water if You Live Near Gas Drilling
- Ordinance Number 833-11 (PDF) Exploration or Production of Oil or Natural Gas from a Shale Reservoir or Source Rock - Enacted October 5, 2011
- Oil and Gas Recovery District Map (PDF)
- Municipal Council's Resolution Number 570-10 Pertaining to Marcellus Shale Drilling (PDF)
- Range and Marcellus Presentation (PDF) at the Municipality of Murrysville's Council Meeting on April 7, 2010.
- This website link provides the entire Oil and Gas Well Act adopted by the state of Pennsylvania in 1984.
- The Extension Website is the official entry point for Penn State Cooperative Extension's educational and research materials about Marcellus shale, natural gas, and how it may affect the Commonwealth.
- The Pennsylvania Marcellus Website, which is an organization committed to the responsible development of natural gas from the Marcellus Shale geological formation in Pennsylvania and the enhancement of the Commonwealth's economy that can be realized by this clean-burning energy source.
- This link is to the website for the Gas Well Task Force of Lycoming County, which is located just northeast of State College. This area has experienced the entire process associated with Marcellus Shale for the last couple of years. This website gives one an indication as to what measures and policies the county has adopted in order to make this process a success for all parties involved.
- Marcellus Shale Website: This site offers views of well sites, frac ponds, and processing stations.
- For further information on the subject of Marcellus Shale, please visit the "Mayor's Corner".