Marcellus Drilling Permits

GeoServices’ experienced staff deftly navigates the permitting process for natural gas extraction wells. We provide support to obtain the permits and the Water Management Plan required by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (PADEP) and the Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC) to extract natural gas from the Marcellus Shale.

PADEP Permits

The PADEP requires numerous permits to drill a natural gas extraction well in Pennsylvania. Some of the more commonly required permits may include:

  • Erosion and Sediment Control General Permit (ESCGP-1)
  • Dam permit for a centralized impoundment
  • Dam Permits
  • Stream encroachment
  • Water Management Plan

Other permits may also be required, depending on site activity.

SRBC Permits

When working within the Susquehanna River Basin, the SRBC also has multiple permit requirements. GeoServices routinely works with the SRBC to obtain these permits for several applications.

  • Surface Water Withdrawal
  • Ground Water Withdrawal
  • Consumptive Use
  • Approval by Rule

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