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.

SECTIONS

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

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Utica Shale News

Utica shale boom brings $19B in investment to Ohio

Moving beyond the leasing of oil and gas mineral rights and into the midstream and downstream phases of oil and gas development, Ohio is seeing a l...

EV Energy Partners, JV partners to drill 186 Utica wells this year

Houston, TX-based EV Energy Partners plans to drill roughly 186 wells in the Utica Shale with joint venture partners Chesapeake Energy and Total.

Duvernay - The Golden Canadian diluent play?

Growing Canadian production of oil sands bitumen requires diluent to blend it to pipeline flow specifications. The resulting demand for diluent exc...

US natural gas output up record amount in March

Spurred on by the top three highest producing days in US history, domestic natural gas production in the Lower 48 states averaged 66.6 billion cubi...

SWOP acquires majority interest in Susquehanna Services

Specialty Waste Operating Partners LP has completed the acquisition of a majority interest in Susquehanna Services Inc., a provider of solids proce...

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