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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

    Antero to build advanced wastewater treatment complex

    Antero Resources Corp. has signed an agreement with Veolia Water Technologies Inc. and Veolia North America to design and build an advanced wastewa...

    Gulf Coast Western forms new subsidiary

    Gulf Coast Western LLC, headquartered in Dallas, Texas, has formed a subsidiary, Gulf Coast Western Energy Services, to provide a full suite of wel...

    Report: US NG prices likely to remain low as supply growth outpaces demand

    Demand for US natural gas continues to grow but Standard & Poor's Ratings Services expects robust supplies to continue to temper natural gas pr...

    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 ...

    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