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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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    Piceance/Uinta Shale News

    WPX forms JV with TRDC to develop Trail Ridge properties

    WPX Energy has closed an agreement to jointly develop its Trail Ridge properties with TRDC LLC, a subsidiary of Houston-based G2X Energy. The Trail...

    Dejour closes $1.5 million equity offering

    Dejour Energy Inc. has closed the equity financing offering previously announced on Aug. 11, receiving net proceeds of $1.5 million from three inst...

    Dejour closes Kokopelli joint venture

    Dejour Energy Inc. has formed a joint venture with a private US-based E&P company to develop its core Kokopelli leasehold in the Piceance Basin...

    Dejour to own 99% of Woodrush production

    Dejour Energy Inc., an oil and natural gas exploration and production company operating in North America's Piceance Basin and Peace River Arch regi...

    Legacy Reserves closes WPX transaction

    Legacy Reserves LP has closed on its purchase of an escalating working interest in over 2,680 natural gas wells in the Piceance Basin from WPX Ener...

    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