• 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.


    Eagle Ford | Marcellus | Cline | Permian | Utica | Bakken | Woodbine & Eaglebine

    Permian Basin

    While the first Permian Basin well was drilled back in 1925, the liquids-rich area, comprised of the Midland Basin, the Delaware Basin, and the Marfa Basin, has experienced a revival of activity as the oil and gas industry's interest in unconventional resources grows along with new technologies and oil prices.


    Permian Basin

    Permian Basin News

    Intervale Capital acquires Recapture Solutions

    Aug 19, 2014

    Intervale Capital has acquired Recapture Solutions LLC from Triten Corp. 

    PennTex to build gathering, processing platforms in Permian and Lousiana

    Aug 18, 2014

    PennTex Midstream Partners LLC has signed two separate midstream transactions to build two significant gathering and processing platforms in the Permian Basin and Northern Louisiana.

    Oilfield water management

    Aug 11, 2014

    Today, much more attention is being paid to issues surrounding the management of oilfield water used in upstream oil and gas operations.

    BridgeTex Pipeline extends open season

    Aug 11, 2014

    Magellan Midstream Partners LP and Occidental Petroleum Corp. report that BridgeTex Pipeline has extended its supplemental open season for additional transportation commitments on the pipeline. Binding commitments are now due by 5 p.m. Central Time on Aug. 14.

    North American shale update

    Aug 11, 2014

    Rystad Energy estimates that the total liquid supply from North American shale production will increase by 1.4 million barrels of oil equivalent per day in 2014 compared to 2013.

    RSP Permian prices common stock offering

    Aug 8, 2014

    RSP Permian Inc. has priced an underwritten public offering of 10,000,000 shares of its common stock at $25.65 per share. The company is selling 4,166,667 shares of its common stock, and the selling stockholders are selling 5,833,333 shares of the company's common stock.

    Enlink Midstream updates on new projects in key growth regions

    Aug 6, 2014

    EnLink Midstream Partners LP and EnLink Midstream LLC have reported two new growth projects that will expand EnLink Midstream’s footprint in the Permian Basin and south Louisiana.

    AEPB closes acquisition and notes offering

    Aug 4, 2014

    American Energy – Permian Basin LLC, an affiliate of American Energy Partners LP, has closed on its acquisition of 63,000 net acres of leasehold in the southern Permian Basin, and has also closed on its offering of $350 million of floating rate senior unsecured notes due 2019, $650 million of 7.125% senior unsecured notes due 2020, and $600 million of 7.375% senior unsecured notes due 2021. 

    American Energy – Permian Basin names Mobley as CFO

    Aug 4, 2014

    American Energy – Permian Basin LLC, an affiliate of American Energy Partners LP, has named Jeffrey L. Mobley as its CFO. 

    Athlon Energy appoints Kalsu to board

    Jul 31, 2014

    Athlon Energy has appointed Bart Kalsu as an independent director to its board.

    WoodMac: Wolfcamp capital spend could exceed Bakken by 2017

    Jul 29, 2014

    Wolfcamp capex is set to exceed $12 billion in 2014, or 80% of what will be spent in the Bakken according to Wood Mackenzie’s latest in a series of North American key plays analyses.

    Independence Contract Drilling Launches IPO

    Jul 29, 2014

    Independence Contract Drilling Inc. has launched its initial public offering of 10,000,000 shares of common stock. The shares are expected to trade on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol "ICD."

    Parsley Energy appoints Desai to board of directors

    Jul 25, 2014

    Parsley Energy Inc. reports that Dr. Hemang Desai has been appointed to the company’s board of directors, effective July 23, and will serve on the board’s Audit and Compensation committees.

    Broadleaf Capital changes name to EnergyTEK

    Jul 24, 2014

    Broadleaf Capital Partners Inc. has adopted the name EnergyTEK Corp., reflecting its new mission to focus on technology and its application in the oil and gas industry.

    Industry Briefs

    Jul 18, 2014

    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

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