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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

    Penn Virginia closes sale of East Texas assets

    Penn Virginia Corp. has closed the sale of its East Texas assets. The net cash proceeds from the sale were approximately $74 million, including cus...

    Oil production grows in Bakken and Eagle Ford

    Oil production from key shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased slightly in July from June, according to Bentek Energy, an analytics a...

    Southcross Energy Partners and Southcross Holdings secure new equity commitment

    Southcross Energy Partners LP and Southcross Holdings LP have secured a new $175 million equity commitment and have provided additional detail into...

    IOG Capital closes $185M in development commitments in resource plays

    IOG Capital LP has closed three separate development capital commitments that total $185 million in the last 60 days.

    Sundance closes on acquisition of NSE’s US and Cooper Basin assets

    Sundance Energy Australia Ltd. has closed its acquisition of New Standard Energy Ltd.’s US and Cooper Basin assets.

    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