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Hakala, A.; Guthrie, G. Unconventional Resources Portfolio Annual Report; NETL-TRS-UCR-2013; NETL Technical Report Series, U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Pittsburgh, PA, 2013; p 84.

Produced Water Management


Harris, A.; Hopkinson, L.; Soeder, D. The Assessment of Instruments for Detecting Surface Water Spills Associated with Oil and Gas Operations; NETL-TRS-14-2016; NETL Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Morgantown, WV, 2016; p 58.

Wall, A. J.; Capo, R. C.; Stewart, B. W.; Phan, T. T.; Jain, J. C.; Hakala, J. A.; Guthrie, G. D. High-Throughput Method for Strontium Isotope Analysis by Multi-Collector-Inductively Coupled Plasma-Mass Spectrometer; NETL-TRS-12-2016; NETL Technical Report Series; U.S. Department of Energy, National Energy Technology Laboratory: Pittsburgh, PA, 2016; p 76.


Chang, O.; Dilmore, R.; Wang, J. Modeling of Proppant Transport through Hydraulic Fracture Network. Submitted to the SPE Journal, in review.

Rodriguez, R. S.; Soeder, D. J. Evolving Water Management Practices in Shale Oil & Gas Development. Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources 2015, 10, 18–24.

Seales, M. B.; Dilmore, R.; Ertekin, T.; Wang, J. Y. A Numerical Study of Factors Affecting Fracture Fluid Cleanup and Produced Gas/Water in Marcellus Shale (Part II). Submitted to SPE Journal, in review.

Seales, M. B.; Dilmore, R.; Ertekin, T.; Wang, J. Y. Development of a Dual Porosity Dual Permeability Numerical Simulator to Study Well Performance, and Flowback Water Composition in Marcellus Shale (Part I). Submitted to SPE Journal, in review.

Wishart, J. R.; Morono, Y.; Ito, M.; Ijiri, A.; Hoshino, T.; Inagaki, F.; Verba, C.; Torres, M.; Colwell, F. S. Microbial Activity in Marcellus Shale Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids. Submitted to the Special Issue of Frontiers in Microbiology, in review.

Yang, L.; Mauter, M.; Grossman, I. E.; Dilmore, R. M. Investment Optimization Model for Freshwater Acquisition and Wastewater Handling in Shale Gas Production. AIChE Journal 2015, 61, 1770–1782.


Ahn, C. H.; Dilmore, R.; Wang, J. Y. Development of Innovative and Efficient Hydraulic Fracturing Numerical Simulation Model and Parametric Studies in Unconventional Naturally Fractured Reservoirs. Journal of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources 2014, 8, 25–45.

Soeder, D. J. Unconventional: The Development of Natural Gas from the Marcellus Shale; Geological Society of America Memoir: Boulder, CO, in press; pp 336.

Soeder, D. J.; Sharma, S.; Pekney, N.; Hopkinson, L.; Dilmore, R.; Kutchko, B.; Stewart, B.; Carter, K.; Hakala, J. A.; Capo, R. An approach for assessing engineering risk from shale gas wells in the United StatesSoeder, D. J., Engle, M., Eds.; Special Issue: Unconventional Natural Gas and the Environment, International Journal of Coal Geology 2014, 126, 4–19.

Zhou, Q.; Dilmore, R.; Kleit, A.; Wang, J. Y. Evaluating Gas Production Performances in Marcellus Using Data Mining Technologies. Journal of Natural Gas Science & Engineering 2014, 20, 109–120.


Barbot, E.; Vidic, N. S.; Gregory, K. B.; Vidic, R. D. Spatial and Temporal Correlation of Water Quality Parameters of Produced Waters from Devonian-Age Shale following Hydraulic Fracturing. Environ. Sci. Technol. 2013, 47, 2562–2569.

Carter, K. E.; Hakala, J. A.; Hammack, R. W. Hydraulic Fracturing and Organic Compounds – Uses, Disposal and Challenges. SPE Eastern Regional Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, Aug 20-22, 2013; SPE 165692.

Geng, X.; Davatzes, N. C.; Soeder, D. J.; Torlapati, J.; Rodriguez, R. S.; Boufadel, M. C. Migration of high-pressure air during gas well drilling in the Appalachian Basin. J. Environ. Eng. 2013.

Murali Mohan, A.; Hartsock, A.; Hammack, R. W.; Vidic, R. D.; Gregory, K. B. Microbial communities in flowback water impoundments from hydraulic fracturing for recovery of shale gas. FEMS Microbiol Ecol. 2013, 1–14.


Soeder, D. J. Shale gas development in the United States. In Advances in Natural Gas Technology; Al-Megren, H. A., Ed.; InTech Open Access: Rijeka, Croatia, 2012; p 542. DOI: 10.5772/2324.


Soeder, D. J. The Marcellus Shale: Resources and Reservations. Eos, Transactions American Geophysical Union 2010, 91, 277–288. DOI:10.1029/2010EO320001.