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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

    Chestnut Ridge begins open season for services at Junction NG storage facility

    Chestnut Ridge Storage LLC, owned by affiliates of eCORP International LLC and financial partners, is conducting a nonbinding open season for natur...

    EQT to construct header pipeline for Range Resources

    EQT Midstream Partners LP has entered into a definitive agreement with Range Resources – Appalachia LLC to construct a natural gas header pipeline ...

    Noble closes acquisition of Rosetta Resources

    Noble Energy Inc. closed its acquisition of Rosetta Resources Inc. on July 20, after Rosetta stockholders approved the merger. 

    EIA forecasts US shale production to fall 91,000 b/d next month

    Next month, shale oil production in the US is forecast to decline 91,000 barrels per day (b/d) to 5.36 million b/d, according to the US Energy Info...

    Rex Energy appoints new COO

    Rex Energy Corp. has appointed Robert W. Ovitz as COO of the company. Ovitz, who most recently served as the senior vice president of operations, a...

    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