May 19 - Shale Network Workshop Field Trip Itinerary

11:45 a.m. – Meet at the Atherton Hotel -- 125 S Atherton St, State College, PA 16801 – Participants who are staying in the hotel can park in the hotel lot prior to check-in.

Participants should either bring lunch, or plan to eat before or after the trip.

12:00 – 12:25 p.m. – Depart Atherton Hotel, travel to site. Transportation will be provided by Penn State vehicles. 

12:30 – 12:45 p.m. – Brief lecture on history of oil and gas in PA, importance of locating orphan and abandoned wells, how to identify wells, and what to do when you find one.

12:45 – 1:30 p.m. – Making field observations at a well site: What to record, what to look for. Looking at historical documents. What tell-tale signs can indicate an area likely has legacy wells?

1:35 – 2:00 p.m. – Return to vehicles, travel back to Atherton Hotel

2:00 – 2:30 p.m. – Conference registration at Atherton Hotel.

3 p.m. – Depart from Atherton Hotel and walk to Computer Lab on Penn State campus.