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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

    Patterson-UTI Energy to acquire Texas-based pressure pumping assets

    Patterson-UTI Energy Inc. reports that one of its subsidiaries has entered into an agreement to acquire the Texas-based pressure pumping assets of ...

    Bentek Energy: Bakken and Eagle Ford production up 3.1% in August

    Oil production from shale formations in North Dakota and Texas increased by more than 78,000 barrels per day (b/d), or 3.1%, in August, according t...

    Juneau Energy gains acreage in East Texas Eagle Ford shale

    Juneau Energy LLC, a subsidiary of Leucadia National Corp., reports the acquisition of oil and gas leases in the emerging East Texas Eagle Ford sha...

    Buckeye Partners closes acquisition of 80% interest in Buckeye Texas Partners

    Buckeye Partners LP has completed its $860 million purchase of an 80% interest in Buckeye Texas Partners LLC.

    Empeiria affiliate acquires oilfield production equipment manufacturers

    Empeiria Capital Partners LLC, a New York-based private equity firm, says that its affiliate, Tank Partners Holdings LLC, has completed the acquisi...

    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