Range Resoures geologist honored for Marcellus discovery
Fort Worth-based producer Range Resources says geologist William A. Zagorski, vice president of geology for Range's Marcellus Shale Division, will receive the Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award from the American Association of Petroleum Geologists. Range said the award is "for his leading role in the development of the Marcellus Shale, which is the largest producing gas field in the United States, and believed to be among the world's largest known natural gas fields."
Zagorski was already named the “Father of the Marcellus” by the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists. He will receive his award during AAPG's annual convention in Pittsburgh in May. The company says Zagorski led Range's geosciences team that pioneered the development of the Marcellus Shale in Washington, Pa., in 2004.