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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

    Wood Mackenzie discusses impact of changing US crude export policy

    As the debate over relaxing the US crude oil export ban continues, Wood Mackenzie is examining the impact that a potential policy shift may have on...

    Wood Mackenzie: US Lower 48 oil economics still robust

    Wood Mackenzie's breakeven analysis of more than 800 individual assets in the US Lower 48 reveals dramatic variations in the viability of company a...

    Bakken and Eagle Ford shale oil production flat in February

    In February, shale oil production in the Bakken and Eagle Ford shale plays increased by 19,000 barrels per day, or 1%, according to Bentek Energy, ...

    Roth and Ghauri join Jones Walker’s Houston office

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    Lucas and Victory enter into collaboration and funding agreements

    Lucas Energy Inc. has entered into a collaboration agreement and a separate funding agreement with Victory Energy Corp. These agreements represent ...

    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