WVU Shale Lab Digs Into Marcellus-Utica Permeability Testing

West Virginia University (WVU) is one of many universities that are digging into shale research labs as part of their course curriculum within their petroleum and natural gas engineering programs.  Because of special funding and support from the energy industry and government agencies, these future engineers are able to actively receive a head start on their site work.

During a recent tour of WVU’s petroleum and natural gas engineering department, Professor Kashy Aminian of the Benjamin M. Statler College of Engineering and Mineral Resources, shared several working labs where energy companies and alumni have provided financial support and equipment to simulate various operations of the natural gas industry.