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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Microbial and Biogeochemical Indicators of Methane in Groundwater Aquifers of the Denver Basin, Colorado
Stanish et al., January 2021
Exploring controls on halogen and methane occurrence in groundwater of New York State
Fisher et al., December 2020
Methane concentrations in streams reveal gas leak discharges in regions of oil, gas, and coal development
Woda et al., June 2020
Gas well integrity and methane migration: evaluation of published evidence during shale-gas development in the USA
Hammond et al., February 2020
Exploring How to Use Groundwater Chemistry to Identify Migration of Methane near Shale Gas Wells in the Appalachian Basin
Wen et al., July 2019
Using permutational and multivariate statistics to understand inorganic well water chemistry and the occurrence of methane in groundwater, southeastern New Brunswick, Canada
Loomer et al., April 2019
Moving beyond forensic monitoring to understand and manage impacts of hydraulic fracturing for oil and gas development
David A. Dzombak, December 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
Methane in groundwater before, during, and after hydraulic fracturing of the Marcellus Shale
Barth-Naftilan 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
Methane Leakage From Hydrocarbon Wellbores into Overlying Groundwater: Numerical Investigation of the Multiphase Flow Processes Governing Migration
Rice et al., February 2018
Assessing Methane in Shallow Groundwater in Unconventional Oil and Gas Play Areas, Eastern Kentucky
Zhu et al., August 2017
Fate and Transport of Shale-derived, Biogenic Methane
Hendry et al., July 2017
Methane and Benzene in Drinking-Water Wells Overlying the Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, and Haynesville Shale Hydrocarbon Production Areas
McMahon et al., May 2017
Mobility and persistence of methane in groundwater in a controlled-release field experiment
Cahill et al., April 2017
Methane Occurrences in Aquifers Overlying the Barnett Shale Play with a Focus on Parker County, Texas
Nicot et al., March 2017
Controls on Methane Occurrences in Shallow Aquifers Overlying the Haynesville Shale Gas Field, East Texas
Nicot et al., January 2017
The Geochemistry of Naturally Occurring Methane and Saline Groundwater in an Area of Unconventional Shale Gas Development
Harkness et al., April 2021
Searching for anomalous methane in shallow groundwater near shale gas wells
Li et al., December 2016
Secondary migration and leakage of methane from a major tight-gas system
James M. Wood and Hamed Sanei, 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
Environmental Factors Associated With Natural Methane Occurrence in the Appalachian Basin
Molofsky et al., September 2016
Geochemical indicators of the origins and evolution of methane in groundwater: Gippsland Basin, Australia
Currell 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
Deep groundwater circulation and associated methane leakage in the northern Canadian Rocky Mountains
Grasby et al., May 2016
Distribution and origin of dissolved methane, ethane and propane in shallow groundwater of Lower Saxony, Germany
Schloemer et al., April 2016
Redox controls on methane formation, migration and fate in shallow aquifers
Humez et al., March 2016
The Upper Ordovician black shales of southern Quebec (Canada) and their significance for naturally occurring hydrocarbons in shallow groundwater
Lavoie et al., March 2016
Effect of Different Sampling Methodologies on Measured Methane Concentrations in Groundwater Samples
Molofsky et al., March 2016
Occurrence and origin of methane in groundwater in Alberta (Canada): Gas geochemical and isotopic approaches
Humez et al., January 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
The evolution of Devonian hydrocarbon gases in shallow aquifers of the northern Appalachian Basin: Insights from integrating noble gas and hydrocarbon geochemistry
Darrah et al., December 2015
The relationship between methane migration and shale-gas well operations near Dimock, Pennsylvania, USA
Patrick A. Hammond, November 2015
Modeling of Methane Migration in Shallow Aquifers from Shale Gas Well Drilling
Liwei Zhang and Daniel J. Soeder, August 2015
Numerical investigation of methane and formation fluid leakage along the casing of a decommissioned shale gas well
Nowamooz et al., June 2015
Stream Measurements Locate Thermogenic Methane Fluxes in Groundwater Discharge in an Area of Shale-Gas Development
Heilweil et al., April 2015
Methane Concentrations in Water Wells Unrelated to Proximity to Existing Oil and Gas Wells in Northeastern Pennsylvania
Siegel et al., March 2015
Methane baseline concentrations and sources in shallow aquifers from the shale gas-prone region of the St. Lawrence Lowlands (Quebec, Canada)
Moritz et al., March 2015
Modelling the hypothetical methane-leakage in a shale-gas project and the impact on groundwater quality
Michael O. Schwartz, October 2014
Noble gases identify the mechanisms of fugitive gas contamination in drinking-water wells overlying the Marcellus and Barnett Shales
Darrah et al., September 2014
Use of stable isotopes to identify sources of methane in Appalachian Basin shallow groundwaters: a review
J. Alexandra Hakala, July 2014
Distribution and Origin of Groundwater Methane in the Wattenberg Oil and Gas Field of Northern Colorado
Huishu Li and Kenneth H. Carlson, February 2014
A Stream-Based Methane Monitoring Approach for Evaluating Groundwater Impacts Associated with Unconventional Gas Development
Heilweil et al., January 1970
Geochemical and isotopic variations in shallow groundwater in areas of the Fayetteville Shale development, north-central Arkansas
Warner et al., August 2013
Increased stray gas abundance in a subset of drinking water wells near Marcellus shale gas extraction
Jackson et al., July 2013
Evaluation of methane sources in groundwater in northeastern pennsylvania
Molofsky et al., May 2013