Bloomin’ Algae! How paleogeography and algal blooms may have significantly impacted deposition and preservation of the Marcellus Shale

By: Gregory R. Wrightstone- October 4, 2012 Introduction The Marcellus Shale of the Appalachian Basin has been characterized as having geologically favorable rock properties, including high total organic carbon, high porosity and high permeability. These properties are linked directly with the large natural gas reserve projections for individual wells and for the Marcellus play as… Continue Reading

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