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Marcellus Shale West Virginia

The Marcellus Shale covers the north central and lower portion of the eastern panhandle of West Virginia.

Marcellus Shale Companies

Significant producers within the overall area of the Marcellus Shale 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 is from the Middle Devonian age and is located between 5,000 and 8,000 feet below the surface.

Marcellus Shale Location

The Marcellus Shale is located in the following counties of West Virginia:

  • Barbour County WV
  • Braxton County WV
  • Brooke County WV
  • Calhoun County WV
  • Clay County WV
  • Doddridge County WV
  • Gilmer County WV
  • Grant County WV
  • Greenbrier County WV
  • Hancock County WV
  • Hardy County WV
  • Harrison County WV
  • Lewis County WV
  • Marion County WV
  • Marshall County WV
  • Mineral County WV
  • Monongalia County WV
  • Nicholas County WV
  • Ohio County WV
  • Pendleton County WV
  • Pleasants County WV
  • Pocahontas County WV
  • Randolph County WV
  • Roane County WV
  • Taylor County WV
  • Tucker County WV
  • Tyler County WV
  • Upshur County WV
  • Webster County WV
  • Wetzel County WV
  • Wirt County WV
  • Wood County WV

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 Ohio - Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Marcellus Shale of Ohio. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in OH.
  • Marcellus Shale Pennsylvania – Short article describing geology, location & counties within the Marcellus Shale of Pennsylvania. Written for oil and gas mineral rights and royalty owners in PA.

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.