Drilling and Completions

The following recommended practices address relevant considerations and guidelines for drilling and completion of shale gas wells and they support the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) guiding principles.

Pipeline Boring

The responsible development of natural gas from shale formations requires  pipelines to transport natural gas, associated hydrocarbons and water. Permanent pipelines are most often installed by excavating a trench and burying the pipe several feet below the surface. Some situations require a trenchless installation method known as “pipeline boring.” Examples include boring under highways, railways […]

Water Pipelines

These recommended practices address relevant considerations and guidelines for Water Pipelines and they support the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) guiding principles. The responsible development of natural gas from shale formations involves both the use of fresh water and the return of water from underground formations. Water is often transported by pipeline to facilitate its initial […]

Supply Chain

This recommended practice supports our guiding principles and addresses relevant considerations and guidelines for engaging small, diverse, and local businesses as part of the supplier network and tracking the work performed by these entities.

Motor Vehicle Safety

These recommended practices address relevant considerations and guidelines for Motor Vehicle Safety and they support the Marcellus Shale Coalition (MSC) guiding principles.

Responding to Stray Gas Incidents

These recommended practices address relevant considerations and guidelines for Responding to Stray Gas Incidents in oil and natural gas exploration and development areas. These recommended practices support our Guiding Principles.

Pre-Drill Water Supply Surveys

The objective of a pre-drill survey is to establish a baseline for conditions that existed prior to drilling. Groundwater may contain some natural impurities or contaminants even with no human activity or pollution.

Site Planning, Development and Restoration

Through months of research, stakeholder outreach, and collaboration amongst MSC member companies, the coalition recently released its first Recommended Practice, which offers guidance on site planning, development and restoration.