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GEOLOGY OF UTICA SHALE
 

Subject: PET

Course Number : 0207

Course Title:  GEOLOGY OF UTICA SHALE

Course Description:

The Utica Shale Gas is a natural gas giant below Marcellus Shale that could prove to be another incredible source of natural gas, liquid gas and oil (Type II kerosene). In the United States it underlies portions of Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, West Virginia and Virginia. It is also present beneath parts of Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and part of Ontario, Canada. The Utica Shale is thicker than the Marcellus, it is more geographically extensive, and it has already proven its ability to support commercial production.

Credit Hours: 3 cr

GE: None       Non-Western  /Global 

Prerequisite:  PET 0101

Course Level: lower level