Shale Gas

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Over the past decade, the development of shale gas has increased substantially throughout North America relative to the Marcellus, Bakken, Barnett, and Utica shale plays. WEIR’s team of engineering and geology professionals have extensive knowledge and understanding of resource geology, geological conditions, regulatory and environmental requirements, planning and development, engineering, and productivity and cost, which results in WEIR’s ability to provide competent services related to shale gas development projects.

Continental United States Shale Plays
Lower 48 Shale Plays Download Map (PDF)
  • Areas of Expertise:
  • Assessment and Assistance Relative to Mining Issues
  • Determination of Mined Out Areas
  • Development and Strategic Planning
  • Due Diligence Investigation
  • Environmental Permitting and Engineering, and Social Impact Assessment
  • Field Audits
  • Geology, Geologic Evaluations and Reserve Estimates
  • Mineral and Land Owner Rights
  • Mitigation of Well Siting and Mine Plans
  • Natural Gas Market Evaluation
  • Pipeline Routing and Potential Subsidence Issues
  • Potential Sources of Water Supply for Fracking
  • Risk Management
  • Valuations