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    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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    Cotton Valley Shale News

    Sabine Oil & Gas appoints Levesque as COO

    Sabine Oil & Gas LLC has promoted Todd Levesque to COO. As COO, he will have executive responsibility for all aspects of Sabine's operations in...

    GMX Resources looks to monetize certain Cotton Valley assets

    GMX Resources Inc. has engaged Global Hunter Securities as financial advisor in connection with a proposed sale of a portion of the company's Cotto...

    Investor group to gain shale play acreage with Samson acquisition

    An investor group consisting of KKR, NGP, Crestview Partners and Itochu Corp., has signed a definitive agreement to acquire&nbs...

    Sun River shale well has Haynesville, Cotton Valley potential

    Dallas-based Sun River Energy began drilling activities in compliance with the terms of its farmout agreement with Devon Energy Production Co. LP. ...

    Range Resources acquires Cotton Valley interest, plans 20 well program

    In June 2010, West Perth, Australia-based Range Resources acquired a 13.56% interest in roughly 1,570 gross acres in the Cotton Valley located in R...

    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