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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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    Barnett Shale News

    SandRidge appoints Suter as SVP of production

    SandRidge Energy Inc. has appointed John Suter as senior vice president of production, effective April 27.

    Crestwood Midstream responds to Quicksilver decision

    Crestwood Midstream has responded to Quicksilver Resources Inc.'s Feb. 17 announcement that Quicksilver has decided to not make an interest payment...

    North American shale update

    Since the previous quarter, the WTI oil price has dropped from approximately $97/bbl to $70/bbl. This change in price will influence the shale indu...

    Oil price decline likely to affect local Texas economies and revenues

    The dramatic decline in oil prices over the past six months may have implications for economic and revenue trends for certain Texas cities, countie...

    West to retire from Pioneer Energy Services

    Pioneer Energy Services reports that Franklin "Red" C. West, executive vice president and president of the company’s Drilling Services se...

    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