Repository for Oil and Gas Energy Research (ROGER)

The Repository for Oil and Gas Energy Research, or ROGER, is a near-exhaustive collection of bibliographic information, abstracts, and links to many of journal articles that pertain to shale and tight gas development. The goal of this project is to create a single repository for unconventional oil and gas-related research as a resource for academic, scientific, and citizen researchers.

ROGER currently includes 2152 studies.
Last updated: April 16, 2021


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Surface water and groundwater analysis using aryl hydrocarbon and endocrine receptor biological assays and liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry in Susquehanna County, PA
Bamberger et al., May 2019
Inorganic Pollutants in the Water of Midland and Odessa, Permian Basin, West Texas
Rodriguez et al., January 2019
Origin of Flowback and Produced Waters from Sichuan Basin, China
Ni et al., November 2018
Detecting and explaining why aquifers occasionally become degraded near hydraulically fractured shale gas wells
Woda et al., November 2018
Assessing potential impacts of shale gas development on shallow aquifers through upward fluid migration: A multi-disciplinary approach applied to the Utica Shale in eastern Canada
Rivard et al., November 2018
Methane in groundwater from a leaking gas well, Piceance Basin, Colorado, USA
McMahon et al., September 2018
Temporal variability of dissolved methane and inorganic water chemistry in private well water in New Brunswick, Canada
Loomer et al., July 2018
Big Groundwater Data Sets Reveal Possible Rare Contamination Amid Otherwise Improved Water Quality for Some Analytes in a Region of Marcellus Shale Development
Wen et al., June 2018
Monitoring concentration and isotopic composition of methane in groundwater in the Utica Shale hydraulic fracturing region of Ohio
Botner et al., June 2018
Endocrine-Disrupting Activities and Organic Contaminants Associated with Oil and Gas Operations in Wyoming Groundwater
Kassotis et al., April 2018
Exploring the links between groundwater quality and bacterial communities near oil and gas extraction activities
Santos et al., March 2018
Colorado Water Watch: Real-Time Groundwater Monitoring for Possible Contamination from Oil and Gas Activities
Li et al., December 2017
Modeling Changes to Streamflow, Sediment, and Nutrient Loading from Land Use Changes Due to Potential Natural Gas Development
Hanson et al., December 2017
Characterization of bacterial diversity in contaminated groundwater using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry
Martin et al., October 2017
Considerations and Pitfalls in the Spatial Analysis of Water Quality Data and Its Association With Hydraulic Fracturing
Jesse M. Meik and A. Michelle Lawing, October 2017
Hydrogeochemical and Isotopic Indicators of Hydraulic Fracturing Flowback Fluids in Shallow Groundwater and Stream Water, derived from Dameigou Shale Gas Extraction in the Northern Qaidam Basin
Zheng et al., June 2017
Methane and Benzene in Drinking-Water Wells Overlying the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville Shale Hydrocarbon Production Areas
McMahon et al., May 2017
Unconventional natural gas development did not result in detectable changes in water chemistry (within the South Fork Little Red River)
Austin et al., May 2017
Strontium isotopes as a potential fingerprint of total dissolved solids associated with hydraulic-fracturing activities in the Barnett Shale, Texas
Richard B. Goldberg and Elizabeth M. Griffith, April 2021
Corrigendum to “A reconnaissance analysis of groundwater quality in the Eagle Ford shale region reveals two distinct bromide/chloride populations” [Sci. Total Environ. 575 (2017) 672–680]
Hildenbrand et al., April 2021
Impact of Hydraulic Fracturing on the Quality of Natural Waters
Cel et al., April 2021
Do biofilm communities respond to the chemical signatures of fracking? A test involving streams in North-central Arkansas
Johnson et al., April 2021
How long do natural waters “remember” release incidents of Marcellus Shale waters: a first order approximation using reactive transport modeling
Zhang Cai and Li Li, December 2016
Association of groundwater constituents with topography and distance to unconventional gas wells in NE Pennsylvania
Yan et al., November 2016
Methane Sources and Migration Mechanisms in Shallow Groundwaters in Parker and Hood Counties, Texas – A Heavy Noble Gas Analysis
Wen et al., September 2016
A reconnaissance analysis of groundwater quality in the Eagle Ford shale region reveals two distinct bromide/chloride populations
Hildenbrand et al., September 2016
Temporal variation in groundwater quality in the Permian Basin of Texas, a region of increasing unconventional oil and gas development
Hildenbrand et al., August 2016
Measuring Concentrations of Dissolved Methane and Ethane and the 13C of Methane in Shale and Till
Hendry et al., August 2016
Chemical and isotope compositions of shallow groundwater in areas impacted by hydraulic fracturing and surface mining in the Central Appalachian Basin, Eastern United States
LeDoux et al., August 2016
Groundwater methane in relation to oil and gas development and shallow coal seams in the Denver-Julesburg Basin of Colorado
Sherwood et al., July 2016
Impact to Underground Sources of Drinking Water and Domestic Wells from Production Well Stimulation and Completion Practices in the Pavillion, Wyoming, Field
Dominic C. DiGiulio and Robert B. Jackson, March 2016
Initial study of potential surface water quality impacts of horizontal drilling in the Marcellus shale
Hopkinson et al., March 2016
Effect of Different Sampling Methodologies on Measured Methane Concentrations in Groundwater Samples
Molofsky et al., March 2016
Elucidating hydraulic fracturing impacts on groundwater quality using a regional geospatial statistical modeling approach
Burton et al., March 2016
Methane occurrence is associated with sodium-rich valley waters in domestic wells overlying the Marcellus shale in New York State
Christian et al., January 2016
Metal content in the waters of the upper Sanna River catchment (SE Poland): condition associated with drilling of a shale gas exploration wellbore
Chabudzinski et al., November 2015
Elevated levels of diesel range organic compounds in groundwater near Marcellus gas operations are derived from surface activities
Drollette et al., October 2015
Stream primary producers relate positively to watershed natural gas measures in north-central Arkansas streams
Austin et al., October 2015
A Comprehensive Analysis of Groundwater Quality in The Barnett Shale Region
Hildenbrand et al., June 2015
Stream macroinvertebrate communities across a gradient of natural gas development in the Fayetteville Shale
Johnson et al., June 2015
Evaluating a groundwater supply contamination incident attributed to Marcellus Shale gas development
Llewellyn et al., May 2015
Soil disturbance as a driver of increased stream salinity in a semiarid watershed undergoing energy development
Bern et al., May 2015
Stream Measurements Locate Thermogenic Methane Fluxes in Groundwater Discharge in an Area of Shale-Gas Development
Heilweil et al., April 2015
Monitoring radionuclides in subsurface drinking water sources near unconventional drilling operations: a pilot study
Nelson et al., April 2015
Well water contamination in a rural community in southwestern Pennsylvania near unconventional shale gas extraction
Alawattegama et al., March 2015
Assessment of surface water chloride and conductivity trends in areas of unconventional oil and gas development—Why existing national data sets cannot tell us what we would like to know
Bowen et al., January 2015
Surface water geochemical and isotopic variations in an area of accelerating Marcellus Shale gas development
Adam J. Pelak and Shikha Sharma, December 2014
Assessing impacts of unconventional natural gas extraction on microbial communities in headwater stream ecosystems in Northwestern Pennsylvania
Trexler et al., November 2014
New Tracers Identify Hydraulic Fracturing Fluids and Accidental Releases from Oil and Gas Operations
Warner et al., October 2014
Strontium Isotopes Test Long-Term Zonal Isolation of Injected and Marcellus Formation Water after Hydraulic Fracturing
Kohl et al., August 2014