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 Barnett, Haynesville, Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, Woodford, Bakken, Niobrara, 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

Atlas Pipeline Partners to review ownership interest in WTXLPG

Atlas Pipeline Partners LP has retained Citigroup Global Markets Inc. to begin a strategic review of its ownership interest in the West Texas LPG P...

Petrie: Four categories of risk for long term development of unconventionals

There are four categories of risk that must be addressed when talking about long term development of unconventional fossil fuels, said Tom Petrie, ...

SMU scientists to deploy seismic monitors in North Texas

Seismologists from Southern Methodist University (SMU) near Dallas, Texas, will deploy a variety of seismic monitors in and around Azle, Texas, to ...

Baker Hughes reports on 3Q 2013 well count

Baker Hughes Inc. (NYSE:BHI) reports that the US onshore well count for the third quarter of 2013 is 9,175 wells; up 164 wells or 2% from the revis...

EV Energy Partners acquires Barnett Shale property

EV Energy Partners LP reports that, along with certain institutional partnerships managed by EnerVest, Ltd., has signed an agreement to acquire nat...

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