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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

    Esmark to convert Ohio mill to support Marcellus and Utica shale production

    Esmark Inc., a diversified holding company with interests in steel manufacturing and distribution, oil and gas exploration and production, and real...

    Range Resources plays historic role

    OGFJ recently contacted senior executives with Fort Worth, Texas-based Range Resources to discuss the company’s evolution over the years, including...

    UPSTREAM NEWS

    Wellsite Rental Services expands to Marcellus and Utica regions

    Wellsite Rental Services, a rental equipment provider for the drilling and production sectors of the oil and gas industry, is partnering with Deep ...

    Williams begins open season for Marcellus pipeline project

    Williams is initiating an open season to Sept. 29 for the Western Marcellus Pipeline Project, an expansion of the Transco interstate pipeline&...

    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