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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

    US oil drillers increase number of rigs despite price collapse

    Baker Hughes data shows that US oil producers gained a total of 19 oil rigs in the past week, with Texas alone seeing a net gain of eight rigs – pr...

    Goodrich Petroleum sells Eagle Ford assets

    Goodrich Petroleum Corp. has agreed to sell its proved Eagle Ford reserves and associated leasehold in LaSalle and Frio Counties, TX, for $118 mill...

    Fairway Energy Partners to construct Houston crude oil storage facility

    Fairway Energy Partners LLC has closed a private equity offering, the net proceeds of which will be used to fund the construction of the first phas...

    Five Point commits $75M to EVX Midstream Partners

    Five Point Capital Partners LLC has made a $75 equity commitment from Five Point Capital Midstream Fund II LP to the newly formed EVX Midstream Par...

    Noble closes acquisition of Rosetta Resources

    Noble Energy Inc. closed its acquisition of Rosetta Resources Inc. on July 20, after Rosetta stockholders approved the merger. 

    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