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ASL Students visit Gas Well


On August 8, 2013, 16 students from the Appalachian School of Law (ASL) traveled to Haysi, Virginia, to tour a gas well.  The trip was made possible by Range Resources. The field work was aimed at providing valuable insight into the oil and gas industry as part of Professor Patrick Baker's Oil& Gas Law summer course. The students arrived in Haysi early Thursday morning, where the day began with a short safety lesson on jobsite conduct, awareness, and safety apparel. The group geared up, and Range Resources personnel answered questions covering a wide array of topics from drilling technology to the environment.   The tour provided students with a hands-on introduction into the oil and gas industry. The application of classroom material to a real drilling operation provided practical knowledge they can apply throughout their professional lives.   Prior to the field work, Jerry Grantham, Vice President of Range Resources Southern Appalachia Division, visited ASL to present a brief history of the company, a blueprint of their operations, and the geology of shale gas and coalbed methane. Range Resources is one of the leading independent natural gas companies operating in the United States and is dedicated to "safer, cleaner and greener technologies" in the extraction process.  To learn more about Range Resources, please visit: