20 August 2015
On Saturday August 15, 2015, the Ohio Section of AIPG held a field trip to the Shale Hollow Preserve in Delaware County, Ohio. The field trip was led by Dr. Mohammad Fakhari of the Ohio Geological Survey. Dr. Fakhari, with assistance from the Shale Hollow Preserve Guide, began the field trip with an interesting presentation of the geology of the area, including a summary of the depositional environment of the different rock units, an overview of surrounding topography and outcrop locations, and the different theories on the origin of the carbonate concretions that would be observed during the hike.
The 1.5 hour hike provided an extensive look at the Huron Member of the Ohio Shale and its famous, and sometimes massive, concretions, and concluded with an inspection of the lower contact with the older Olentangy Shale. After the hike, attendees were treated to a cookout lunch of burgers, brats, and hotdogs provided by the Ohio Section, along with numerous side dishes and desserts brought by each attendee.
Please click on the title to view photos.
08 May 2015
Thanks to Curt Coe for providing the link to this article published on May 4, 2015 by David J. Robinson of the Montrose Group LLC summarizing new proposed Ohio budget allotments that will provide grant funding for abandoned gas station cleanup in Ohio. Great read on the potential of the program for any of us that are consultants. Read it by clicking here!
03 September 2014
The Great Lakes Section of the Society for Sedimentary Geology (GLS-SEPM) have annouced their 2014 Fall Field Conference, which will take place on October 3 through October 5, 2014 in Cuyahoga and Summit Counties here in Ohio. The Conference, sponsored by GLS-SEPM, the Northern Ohio Geological Society, and the Ohio Geological Society, includes a guided tour of outcrops of Upper Devonian black shale and associated strata, and will be led by Gordon Baird, Joe Hannibal, and John Wicks. Additional information is available on the GLS-SEPM website:http://isgs.illinois.edu/sepm.
28 August 2014
My undergraduate alma mater, the College of Wooster, has a geology blog discussing research that both students and faculty are doing at the College. The address for the blog is http://woostergeologists.scotblogs.wooster.edu. Some of the topics covered include paleontological discoveries, summer research field excursions, and tree ring research, just to name a few. This blog is definitely worth checking out.
- Robert Andrews, AIPG Ohio Section Executive Committee Member-At-Large
30 July 2014
Rosebud Mining Vail Mine Freeport Number 7 Coal Seam
On July 25, 2014, members of the Oho AIPG Section, Executive Committee went on a field trip to inspect the Rosebud Mining Vail Mine, Guernsey, and Harrison Counties Ohio. The purpose of the field trip was to observe the newly discoved tetrapod trackways discovered in the roof sediments and to learn about the technology room-and-pillar coal mining operations in Ohio.
The field trip helped to provide an in-depth understanding of the Freeport No. 7 mine geology and the room-and-pillar coal mining in Ohio. The Ohio Section officers sent Rosebud Mining a thank you letter for allowing the Ohio Section the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of the coal resources available for mining in Ohio. All attendees will now be able to provide accurate information on Ohio mining operations to the public. A copy of the presentation notes is available here.
Special thanks to our President, Curtis Coe, for arranging the trip and preparing this excellent post!
05 June 2014
Please see the link for an interesting article from the Akron Beacon Journal dealing with ODNR's seismic monitoring network. Specifically, the mobile network in place in relation to recent seismic activity in Northeast Ohio potentially associated with groundwater injection wells.
Thanks to CPG Leornard Powell for the post!
The article can be viewed here
25 April 2014
The 5th Annual AIPG Conference on Marcellus, Utica, and Point Pleasant Shale: Energy Development and Enhancement by Hydraulic Fracturing was held on April 16 and 17, 2014 at the Holiday Inn in downtown Columbus, Ohio. The meeting was a great success thanks to Cathy Duran and Wendy Davidson from AIPG National Headquarters in Thornton Colorado. All that attended the meeting left with a better understanding of how society in general can benefit from shale gas development in Ohio. The keynote speaker was Peter MacKenzie, CPG. Peter is VP of Operations, with the Ohio Oil and Gas Association (OOGA). He spoke to the group on Ohio’s Energy Renaissance. Click on the title for more information!
23 April 2014
Open the post to link to the April 17, 2014 Columbus Business First article on water issues with hydraulic fracturing in Ohio. The article was written based upon a talk given by Brent Winslow of Consol Energy, Inc. at the recent AIPG 5th Annual Symposium Marcellus, Utica, and Point Pleasant Shale: Energy Development and Enhancement held in Columbus, Ohio on April 16 and 17, 2014.
20 March 2014
<p>Please read the article linked below from the Akron Beacon Journal. The article discussed the website www.fracfocus.org, which is managed by the Ground Water Protection Council and the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission and offers the public a look at how much water drillers in Ohio and other states are using for hydraulic fracturing.</p>
14 March 2014
<p>Join the Wright State University Chapter of <span class=“caps”>AIPG</span> and <span class=“caps”>AIPG</span> members on April 5th, 2014 as they present “A Trip Back in Time: The Ordovician” at Caesar Creek Lake in Waynesville, Ohio. We will start our day at the US Army Corps of Engineers Visitor Center with a presentation on the geology of the Caesar Creek area, how Caesar Creek Lake was created; followed by a tour of the Control Tower for the dam, lunch, and fossil collecting.</p>