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.

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Horn River Shale News

Rebalancing continues as Apache sells Alberta oil and gas assets for $214M

As part of an ongoing asset monetization and portfolio rebalancing, Houston-based Apache Corp. has agreed to sell oil and gas producing properties ...

Canadian shale update

Compared to its neighbor to the south, Canada is in the early stages of developing its unconventional resources, especially tight oil. For Canadian...

Quicksilver sells 25% interest in Barnett Shale assets to Tokyo Gas for $485 million

Fort Worth, Texas-based Quicksilver Resources Inc. [NYSE: KWK] said March 29 that it has agreed to sell an undivided 25% interest in its Barnett Sh...

Encana enters into JV to develop Duvernay shale play

Calgary-based Encana Corporation has entered into a joint venture arrangement with Phoenix Duvernay Gas, a wholly owned subsidiary of PetroChina, t...

Canadian shale holds great promise

Aside from the Bakken shale play that extends north from the United States into the Canadian province of Saskatchewan, the Horn River Basin contain...

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