The Shale Play Today – January 2013 Edition

We’re pleased to share our monthly shale gas e-newsletter “The Shale Play Today.” Inside this edition you will find:

  • Information to help you stay out of the crosshairs of the U.S. Dept. of Labor as it targets shale gas employers for wage & hour enforcement
  • A recap of a promising project that takes a massive former steelmaking site and converts it to a potential location for a shale gas operations
  • A software investment by Schlumberger intended to spur research and development in geology and geo-physics at West Virginia University
  • Details on a collaboration between Chesapeake Energy and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to study ground water at a “live” fracing site

And much more!

The January 2013 edition is available here.

Fast Trackers: Class of 2003 – Where are they now?

Ron Schuler - Member in Charge - Pittsburgh OfficeWe know where one of the ’03 Fast Trackers is located: right here at Spilman Thomas & Battle in Pittsburgh. It was nice to see Ron Schuler, Member in Charge – Pittsburgh Office, featured in the Pittsburgh Business Times as part of a “decade-gone-by” update on the lives and careers of that noteworthy group. In the story, Schuler takes us through his journey of law practice, corporate stints and book authorship.


Age: 49

Current title: Managing member, Pittsburgh office, Spilman Thomas & Battle PLLC

10 years ago, he was … partner, McGuireWoods LLP

What’s changed in your career over the past decade?

“I took some time off from the law to help run an oil and gas company just before the renewed interest in oil and gas in Pittsburgh with the Marcellus Shale industry. We spent two years operating and building value in the company, and we successfully sold it to Exco Resources in 2006. After the sale, I joined the Pittsburgh office of Spilman.

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