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Newsmaker: William Zagorski

Newsmaker William Zagorski, 55, of Moon, Marcellus shale division vice president of geology at Range Resources, will by honored by the American Association of Petroleum Geologists with the organization's Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award.

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Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Noteworthy: The American Association of Petroleum Geologists plans to present Zagorski with the Norman H. Foster Outstanding Explorer Award for his work in the development of Marcellus shale formation natural gas extraction. The formation is the largest producing gas field in the United States, according to Range Resources, Zagorski's employer.

Age: 55

Residence: Moon

Occupation: Vice president of geology for Range Resources' Marcellus shale division in Canonsburg

Background: Dubbed the “father of the Marcellus” by the Pittsburgh Association of Petroleum Geologists, Zagorski is credited with leading the team that pioneered methods to extract natural gas from the Marcellus shale formation in 2004 in Washington County.

Education: Zagorski earned a bachelor's degree and master's degree in geology from the University of Pittsburgh.

Quote: “I share this honor with a great team of geoscientists at Range that not only discovered the Marcellus, but also pioneered the Upper Devonian and Utica shales.”

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