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Marcellus Shale Ohio


A portion of the Marcellus Shale lies underneath the counties along the southeastern border of Ohio. With the advent of horizontal drilling technology combined with modern hydraulic fracturing techniques, the Marcellus Shale is now economically viable, prompting recovery and marketing of this substantial resource of natural gas within Ohio.

Marcellus Shale Companies

Significant producers within the overall Marcellus Shale producing area are:

  • Anadarko Petroleum
  • Atlas Energy Resources
  • Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation
  • Carrizo Oil & Gas Corp.
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Chief Oil & Gas
  • East Resources
  • Energy Corporation of America
  • EOG Resources
  • EQT Corp
  • EXCO Resources
  • Fortuna Energy
  • Nomac Drilling
  • North Coast Energy
  • Range Resources
  • Rex Energy Corp.
  • Southwestern Energy Production Company
  • StatoilHydro
  • Stone Energy Company
  • Ultra Petroleum Corp.

Marcellus Shale Geology

The Marcellus shale lies within the Appalachian Basin is Middle Devonian in age and is located between 5,000 and 8,000 feet below the surface. It’s thickness ranges anywhere from about 50 feet to 900 feet.

It takes it’s name from the location of it’s outcrop near Marcellus New York, and extends throughout much of the Appalachian Basin.

It is a black carbonaceous (organic rich), low density shale that occurs within Kentucky, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia.

Marcellus Shale Location

The Marcellus Shale is located in the following counties of Ohio:

  • Belmont County OH
  • Carroll County OH
  • Columbiana County OH
  • Guernsey County OH
  • Harrison County OH
  • Jefferson County OH
  • Mahoning County OH
  • Monroe County OH
  • Noble County OH
  • Washington County OH

Additional Reading

  • Oil & Gas 101 – General information for mineral rights owners.
  • Marcellus Shale Maryland – Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Marcellus Shale of Maryland. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in MD.
  • Marcellus Shale New Jersey - Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Marcellus Shale of New Jersey. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in NJ.
  • Marcellus Shale New York – Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Marcellus Shale of New York. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in NY.
  • Marcellus Shale Pennsylvania – Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Marcellus Shale ofPennsylvania. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in PA.
  • Marcellus Shale West Virginia – Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Marcellus Shale of West Virginia. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in WV.

Cash Payment for Your Royalty

If you own a producing royalty in this area and would like to consider a no obligation cash offer for your producing royalties, use this sale inquiry form.