Stark State College
The Utica Shale exploration in surrounding counties has made Canton, Ohio the new oil and gas capital of Ohio. With some experts projecting that the Utica formation holds as much energy as Saudi Arabia. Stark State sought out and received a grant to develop an Oil and Gas Training Center in Canton.
SHD was selected to help determine suitable locations. Six sites were analyzed and recommendations made to Stark State.
The Downtown campus is a hands-on training center that includes a full scale outdoor lab with a pump jack and well head, stock tanks, a separator and other equipment used to simulate oil and gas coming from the well along with distance learning equipment.
This is one of a very few facilities of its kind with global training potential and was developed as part of the ShaleNET program.