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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

    Statoil and Southwestern complete Marcellus transaction

    Statoil and Southwestern Energy Co. have completed their transaction in the Marcellus shale play, whereby Statoil has reduced its average working i...

    WPX completes sale of Northeast Pennsylvania assets

    WPX Energy has completed the sale of its operations in northeast Pennsylvania, including the release of certain firm transportation capacity, to So...

    Eclipse Resources completes $440 million equity raise

    Eclipse Resources Corp. has closed its private placement of 62,500,000 shares of common stock. The shares were sold to selected institutional and a...

    Fitch: Gas rig uptick illustrates capital allocation optionality

    The recent uptick in gas-directed rigs illustrates the capital allocation optionality and potential value available to some North American explorat...

    US O&G deal values reached 10-yr high of $321.5B in 2014

    Mergers and acquisitions in the oil and gas industry hit 10-year highs in terms of deal value and volume in 2014, according to PwC US.

    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.

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    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