November 8th, 2011
Marcellus Shale project surveyors working to find drilling locations to extract natural gas have turned to PULS INC. (Private Utility Locating Services) to help them find unmarked buried utilities.
Using Ground Penetrating Radar, technicians from PULS Inc. are locating buried pipe lines, well heads and other unmarked utilities that fall outside of the PA One Call system prior to Seismic Surveys.
“PULS Inc. is providing a vital service to the contractors working to extract natural gas. We are verifying the location of buried utilities particularly unmarked pipelines that have been in use since the 1920’s and ‘30’s, before a seismic survey is conducted.” states Joseph Geraghty, President of PULS Inc.
He continues, “This service is vital to maintaining the structural integrity of these pipelines and other buried utilities, and by doing so, PULS Inc. has become the go-to Utility Asset Management resource for companies working on the Marcellus Shale project.”
With offices located in Pennsylvania, Maryland and New York PULS Inc, specializes in utility locating providing ground penetrating radar, vacuum excavation, CCTV inspection and subsurface utility engineering services for the Mid Atlantic region of the United States.
The Marcellus Shale is organic-rich black shale that was deposited in an oxygen-deficient marine environment approximately 390 million years ago. The area that comprises the Marcellus Shale covers much of the Appalachian basin and most of Pennsylvania and is thought to contain roughly 100 to 200 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.