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.

SECTIONS

Eagle Ford | Marcellus | Cline | Permian | Utica | Bakken | Woodbine & Eaglebine

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Eagle Ford Shale News

Stabilis Energy to purchase Encana’s domestic LNG business

Stabilis Energy has signed a definitive agreement to purchase substantially all of the US-based assets of Encana Natural Gas Inc., a subsidiary of ...

Horizon Energy signs oil and gas lease option

Horizon Energy Corp. has signed an option agreement for an oil and gas lease in Webb County, Texas. The land under consideration consists of two tr...

Welch appointed EVP, CFO of JP Energy Partners

JP Energy Partners LP has appointed Patrick Welch as the company’s executive vice president and CFO. Welch has been serving as the interim CFO for ...

Rosetta Resources increases borrowing base to $950 million

Rosetta Resources Inc. reports the amendment of its senior revolving credit facility to increase its borrowing base. Effective April 2, the company...

Intertek opens Eagle Ford Shale laboratory in Texas

Intertek, a solutions provider, has opened a new laboratory in Elmendorf, Texas, to address the company's significant market opportunity in the Eag...

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.

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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