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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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    Eagle Ford Shale News

    Shale oil production from Bakken, Eagle Ford up 2.1% in September

    Oil production from shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by 55,000 barrels per day (b/d) or 2.1% in September, according to Bentek ...

    EV Energy Partners closes Eagle Ford formation rights divestiture

    EV Energy Partners LP reports that the company, along with certain institutional partnerships managed by EnerVest Ltd., has closed the sale of cert...

    Lucas Energy completes sale of Madison County property

    Lucas Energy Inc. has completed the sale of its 100% working interest in oil and gas leases and wells/wellbores in Madison County, Texas, for $700,...

    Baker Hughes reports well count for third quarter of this year

    Baker Hughes Inc. reports that the US onshore well count for the third quarter of 2014 was 9,566 wells, up 110 wells or 1% compared to the second q...

    September US natural gas production up 7.4%, breaking record

    Natural gas production in the US Lower 48 states averaged 69.1 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) in September, breaking its previous monthly avera...

    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