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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 Barnett, Haynesville, Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, Woodford, Bakken, Niobrara, Horn River, and Utica formations. Tight gas, coalbed methane, oil sands, and heavy oil are non-shale unconventional resources.

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    Eagle Ford | Marcellus | Cline | Permian | Utica | Bakken | Woodbine & Eaglebine

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    Marcellus Shale News

    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...

    INDUSTRY BRIEFS

    AEU and AEM close Utica and Marcellus acquisitions

    American Energy – Utica, LLC and American Energy – Marcellus LLC have closed on separate transactions to buy leasehold acreage in the Utica and Mar...

    East Resources closes Utica and Marcellus divestitures

    East Resources Inc. has closed on separate agreements, along with an unnamed joint venture partner, to divest of leasehold acreage in the Utica and...

    EIA: Marcellus region production continues growth

    According to recent EIA data, natural gas production in the Marcellus Region exceeded 15 billion cubic feet per day (bcf/d) through July, the first...

    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