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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 Energy to receive $294M for international interests

    WPX Energy says it expects to receive $294 million for its international interests, subject to the successful consummation of the definitive merger...

    Vanguard acquires Piceance properties, increases borrowing base

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    Bill Barrett sells Piceance, Powder River properties; adds Wattenberg acreage

    Bill Barrett Corp. has closed the sale of its remaining position in the Gibson Gulch natural gas program in the Piceance Basin. The company also an...

    Torrent partners with CSL Capital Management

    Torrent Energy Services LLC and CSL Capital Management have executed definitive agreements that will provide Torrent with growth capital to acceler...

    Bill Barrett signs $757M divestiture deal

    In what one analyst called a game-changing event, Bill Barrett Corp. has signed agreements for $757 million in divestitures that comprised of a com...

    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