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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

    Sabine enters into forbearance agreement to second lien term loan facility

    Sabine Oil & Gas Corp. has entered into a forbearance agreement with the lenders under its second lien term loan facility. The forbearance...

    Lucas terminates agreements with Victory Energy

    Lucas Energy Inc. confirms that, on May 11, the nonbinding letter of intent previously entered into between Victory Energy Corp. and Lucas was term...

    Noble Energy enters Eagle Ford, Permian through Rosetta acquisition

    Noble Energy Inc. is set to enter the Eagle Ford and Permian plays when it acquires Rosetta Resources later this year.

    Southcross completes drop-down acquisition of Eagle Ford assets

    Southcross Energy Partners LP completes the acquisition of gathering, treating, compression, and transportation assets from Southcross Holdings LP.

    Enterprise to build new crude oil and condensate pipeline in Texas

    Enterprise Products Partners LP has executed long-term agreements that support development of a new 416-mile, 24-inch-diameter pipeline to transpor...

    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