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TURM Oil: Reliable oil and gas experts since 1978

Founded in 1978 by A.H. "Mike" Forbes, Jr., TURM Oil, Incorporated is a U.S. company with strong roots and a long history in the Appalachian Basin.

TURM's principals have worked extensively in nearly all phases of the natural gas and oil industry, and as such we are uniquely positioned to assist our partners and clients in virtually any and all aspects of their operations.

Our goal has always been to build value for our partners and clients by enhancing their assets through our experience, extensive network of industry contacts, and efficient operations. Please browse our website for more information on how TURM Oil can help you maximize your profits!

What is horizontal shale drilling and how does it work?

What is the Marcellus Shale?

Marcellus Shale Coalition


The Marcellus Formation is a unit of marine sedimentary rock found in eastern North America. Named for a distinctive outcrop near the village of Marcellus, New York in the United States, it extends throughout much of the Appalachian Basin. The shale contains largely untapped natural gas reserves, and its proximity to the high-demand markets along the East Coast of the United States makes it an attractive target for energy development.


How deep is the Marcellus Shale?