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  • Unconventional Oil & Gas

    Shale plays first come to mind when one considers unconventional resources. These unconventional resource plays may yield natural gas, gas condensates, and crude oil. Some of the more noteworthy shale plays in North America include the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Fayetteville, Woodford, Niobrara, Haynesville, Horn River, and Utica formations. Tight gas, coalbed methane, oil sands, and heavy oil are non-shale unconventional resources.

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    Marcellus Shale News

    Wood Mackenzie: Marcellus shale holds over $90B in remaining value

    The Marcellus shale play, the largest shale gas play in the world based on current production, is projected to hold over $90 billion in remaining v...

    Quantum and Tug Hill form partnership

    Quantum Energy Partners and Tug Hill Inc. have formed a partnership to engage in the acquisition, development, and exploitation of conventional and...

    MarkWest to expand Marcellus processing and fractionation infrastructure

    MarkWest Energy Partners LP plans a major expansion of midstream infrastructure at its Keystone complex in Butler County, Pennsylvania, to support ...

    CONSOL, Noble file for a midstream MLP

    CONSOL Energy Inc. reports that CONSOL Energy and its Marcellus shale play joint venture partner, Noble Energy Inc., caused a Registration Statemen...

    Carrizo Oil & Gas CFO retires; new CFO named

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. reports that Paul F. Boling, vice president, CFO, secretary, and treasurer, has retired, effective Aug. 11. In connectio...

    ConocoPhillips CEO on shale boom: We've only scratched the surface

    Technology innovation has expanded the world’s energy resource base and the oil and gas industry will continue to working to supply that growth, said ConocoPhillips (NYSE:COP) chairman and CEO Ryan Lance.

    ©2014 Michael Stravato. Provided courtesy of the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Rice University.

    Read the full article here. 


    US tight oil production averaged 3.22 day MMbbl/d in 4Q13, according to US EIA estimates. This level was enough to push overall crude oil production in the US to an average of 7.84 MMbbl/d, more than 10% of total world production, up from 9% in the fourth quarter of 2012. Read more here

    Can the shale gas rBart Willigers, Palantir Solutions Ltd. evolution currently taking place in the US be repeated elsewhere? Although significant volumes of unconventional gas deposits are present in Poland, France, Germany, Hungary, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK, shale gas developments are running many years behind their counterparts in the US. Skeptics have pointed out that differences in geology, taxes, public acceptance, environmental regulations and other factors in Europe vs. the US make for a tougher environment in which to develop unconventional resources. 

    Read the article by Bart J. A. Willigers of Palantir Solutions Ltd. here