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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Piceance/Uinta Shale News

SMLP closes Red Rock drop-down acquisition

Summit Midstream Partners LP reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, Grand River Gathering LLC, has closed the previously announced acquisition o...

Summit Midstream Partners reports $305M drop-down acquisition

Summit Midstream Partners LP reports that its wholly owned subsidiary, Grand River Gathering LLC, has agreed to acquire 100% of the equity interest...

Bakken Energy acquires Nations Oil & Gas

Bakken Energy Corp., formerly Orofino Gold Corp., has acquired Nations Oil & Gas Corp., a newly formed Nevada-based company, with major lease h...

Price River Terminal ships first unit train of Uinta crude

Global One Transport Inc. has reported the shipment of the first unit train of Uinta Basin crude from its Price River Terminal crude-by-rail facili...

Dejour’s Colorado LOI lapses

Dejour Energy Inc. advises that the letter of intent signed on December 12, 2013, pertaining to certain Colorado oil and gas properties has lapsed.

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