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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

    Columbia Pipeline Group spins off from NiSource

    On July 1, NiSource separated Columbia Pipeline Group into a stand-alone publicly traded company. Each NiSource shareholder at the time of the sepa...

    Magnum Hunter to sell interest in Eureka Hunter pipeline, pay down debt

    Magnum Hunter Resources Corp. intends to monetize 100% of its 45.53% interest in the Eureka Hunter pipeline, according to commentary from Wunderlic...

    CPG to invest $2.7B in Mountaineer and Gulf XPress projects

    Columbia Pipeline Group Inc., a subsidiary of NiSource Inc., will invest $2.7 billion in new infrastructure projects to support the continued devel...

    Blue Racer Midstream provides update on operations in Utica, Marcellus

    Over the course of the past year, Blue Racer’s processed volumes have more than tripled to their current level of 650 MMcf/d, while total gathered ...

    Kinder Morgan begins binding open season for Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline

    Kinder Morgan Inc. has launched a binding open season to solicit commitments for the proposed Utica Marcellus Texas Pipeline, which would transport...

    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