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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

    Fairmount Santrol proves long-term value of curable resin-coated proppant

    Fairmount Santrol, formerly Fairmount Minerals, presented a technical paper on Aug. 27 proving that proppant flowback prevention technology increas...

    Lucas Energy and OVR form Eagle Ford joint venture

    Lucas Energy Inc. has signed a binding participation agreement with Oak Valley Resources LLC (OVR) to jointly develop Lucas Energy’s Karnes County,...

    Production from Bakken, Eagle Ford rose 3.4% in July

    Oil production from shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by more than 86,000 barrels per day (b/d) or 3.4% in July, according to Be...

    Vaquero gets equity commitment from Yorktown

    Vaquero Midstream LLC has received a substantial equity commitment from Yorktown Energy Partners LLC. Vaquero offers customers a full suite of inte...

    NAPE: Legal issues facing the oil and gas industry

    As oil and gas production grows in various parts of North America, so, too, do the legal issues that states across the US face, said panelists at t...

    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