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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

    AELP hires Reinhart as COO of AEU and AEM

    American Energy Partners LP (AELP) has hired John K. Reinhart as the COO for its affiliates American Energy – Utica LLC (AEU) and American Energy –...

    NiSource to form NG pipeline, midstream and storage MLP

    NiSource Inc. plans to file a registration statement for an initial public offering of common units representing limited partner interests in a new...

    Vantage postpones IPO

    Vantage Energy Inc., which focuses on the Marcellus and Barnett shale plays, has postponed its previously announced initial public offering.

    CONE Midstream Partners launches IPO

    CONE Midstream Partners LP, a Delaware limited partnership formed by CONSOL Energy Inc. and Noble Energy Inc., has launched its initial public offe...

    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...

    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