Virginia’s Oil and Gas Program. Michael A. Skiffington Program Support Manager Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy Regulatory Advisory Panel Meeting #3 Abingdon, VA – July 23 rd 2014. ROADMAP. Introduction to DMME Brief history of fracking in Virginia
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Michael A. Skiffington
Program Support Manager
Virginia Department of Mines, Minerals and Energy
Regulatory Advisory Panel Meeting #3
Abingdon, VA – July 23rd 2014
We enhance the development and conservation of energy and mineral resources in a safe and environmentally sound manner to support a more productive economy.
DA = Administration
DE = Energy
DGMR = Geology
DGO = Gas & Oil
DM = Mine Safety
DMLR= Mined Land Reclamation
Southwest VA Coalfield
Virginia Wind Energy Area
Rock Formations containing natural gas are several thousand feet deep. Multiple casings are cemented to surface to protect water resources.