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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 Barnett, Haynesville, Marcellus, Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, Woodford, Bakken, Niobrara, 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

    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...

    EV Energy Partners to sell certain Eagle Ford formation rights

    EV Energy Partners LP reports an agreement to sell certain Eagle Ford formation rights.

    Carrizo Oil & Gas CFO retires; new CFO named

    Carrizo Oil & Gas Inc. reports that Paul F. Boling, vice president, CFO, secretary, and treasurer, has retired, effective Aug. 11. In connectio...

    Addressing the skilled labor shortage

    Technical schools could be the answer to the industry's scarcity of qualified workers

    Global M&A jumps 29% in Q2

    PLS reports that the transition from the second to the third quarter of 2014 was bookended by two major US upstream transactions

    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.

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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