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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

    Foxcode closes $210M bond issuance for US Shale Solutions

    Foxcode Inc., a merchant banking firm, has closed a $210 million bond issuance of three-year senior secured notes to form US Shale Solutions Inc.&n...

    PAA to expand Cactus Pipeline takeaway capacity

    Plains All American Pipeline LP plans to provide additional pumps to increase the takeaway capacity of the Cactus Pipeline in response to higher re...

    Southcross acquires Eagle Ford pipeline system

    Southcross Energy Partners LP has completed the acquisition of a natural gas gathering system in McMullen County, Texas.

    Navitas updates on Eagle Ford agreement

    Navitas Midstream Partners LLC has executed a long-term, fee-based agreement with an investment-grade independent producer to provide gathering and...

    New Gulf Resources adds to management team

    New Gulf Resources LLC has hired Craig Young as its vice president of drilling and completions. 

    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