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The Delaware River Basin created a draft for the upper Delaware River Basin for regulations on natural gas in 2011.  However, the draft never received the required amount of votes from the DRBC to allow the regulations to be put into place.  Now natural gas production in the area is stalled until the regulations are...
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David Kubarek November 18, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — More than a dozen members of Penn State’s Positive Energy student group cleaned up areas of Cross Creek Park in Washington County, Pennsylvania, in a partnership with the natural gas company Range Resources. Positive Energy, an organization formed under the University’s student chapter of the Society...
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Jesse Westbrook July 22, 2016 Penn State’s Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) was recently named a 2016 Outstanding Student Chapter by the international SPE organization. The chapter will be recognized during a luncheon at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, held Sept. 26-28. SPE is the largest individual-member organization...
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Jesse Westbrook April 15, 2016 Adam Larson and Tyler Farnan pile on the last scoops of soil around the new ash trees they just planted in Rothrock State Forest, their footprints still fresh in the dirt. While their footprints will eventually disappear, the local footprint they and their student organization, Positive Energy, have made will...
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Liam Jackson April 23, 2015 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Tyler Stom and Adam Larson had a vision: to unite students interested in energy-industry careers around the idea of giving back to the community through environmental activities. The duo, both petroleum and natural gas engineering (PNGE) students in Penn State’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences,...
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David Kubarek November 9, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — “To have peers say that you are the absolute best worldwide in that field is really very amazing,” said Russell Johns, Victor and Anna Mae Beghini Professor of Petroleum and Natural Gas Engineering at Penn State, after winning the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Reservoir Description...
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David Kubarek November 9, 2016 The Penn State Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Petrobowl team rallied to win third place — the best in team history — at the international competition in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, but the road there was just as exciting as the finish. At the Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held...
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David Kubarek November 9, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State 2016 petroleum and natural gas engineering graduate Michael Cavazza won third place in the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) student paper contest, and accepted his award in September at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Cavazza received...
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David Kubarek November 9, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — Penn State had many reasons to be happy at the Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE) Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition held in Dubai, United Arab Emirates: the SPE student chapter was awarded Outstanding Student Chapter, Professor Russell Johns was lauded for his research and the Petrobowl...
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Paper explores way to combine hydraulic fracturing and acid mine drainage to improve water quality in Pennsylvania streams Liam Jackson April 27, 2016 UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — A paper written by Michael Cavazza, a Schreyer Scholar majoring in petroleum and natural gas engineering, won first place in the Eastern North America regional Society of Petroleum...
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