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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August 2014
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Monterey proves more complex than average shale play

A pending cut in the Energy Information Administration's resource estimate for the Monterey ...

High cost of maintaining Eagle Ford roads strains DeWitt County

Development of the Eagle Ford shale has transformed rural DeWitt County, Tex., into one of t...

Eagle Ford water recycling thrives following change in Texas Railroad Commission rules

Amidst the worst Texas drought since the National Drought Mitigation Center's record keeping...

Investors watch, wait as Mexico finalizes details of energy reform

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EPA hydraulic fracturing study may be prelude to new federal rules

Oil and gas operations have historically been regulated mainly at the state level, though th...

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Jan 1, 1990 WESTCOAST ENERGY INC., Vancouver, B.C., agreed to buy the utilities and propane business of Inter-City Gas Corp. (ICG), Winnipeg, Man., for $720 million. Under a related agreement, Westcoast will sell the propane operation to Petro-Canada for $221 million. Westcoast and Petro-Canada will assume $112 million in ICG debt. In addition, new Westcoast subsidiaries will assume liabilities of the new businesses, totaling $485 million at the end of September 1989. Sale is to be complete this spring.


Jan 1, 1990 Although the technology exists for commercial recovery of coalbed methane, production has been hindered because of the legal quandary as to ownership (see "Coalbed Gas Ownership in Pennsylvania-A Tenuous First Step with United States Steel y. Hoge," 23 Duq. L. Rev. 735, 737-38, 1978). Claims to ownership of coalbed methane can be, and have been, asserted on behalf of the coal owner or lessee, the oil and gas owner or lessee, the surface owner, or any combination thereof.


Jan 1, 1990 Will oil price stability dominate the 1990s? Analyst Philip Verleger thinks so. Using a measure of market concentration the U.S. government uses to assess mergers, he sees OPEC's prices in the long term reaching levels comparable to those in 1980. However, a concentration of market power among consuming nations, led by increasing U.S. imports and EEC economic consolidation after 1992, will enable consumers to dictate prices through import limit policies by 1995, he says.


Jan 8, 1990 Amos A. Avidan, Michael Edwards Mobil Research & Development Corp. Paulsboro, N.J. Hartley Owen Mobil Research & Development Corp. Princeton, N.J. Advances in catalytic cracking led to the invention of a new unit operation-fluidization of fine powders-nearly 50 years ago. Fluid catalytic cracking (FCC) is still the major use of fluidization, and it is the focus of most fluidization research in industry.


Jan 8, 1990 PLAINS PETROLEUM CO., Lakewood, Colo., plans further seismic work to define step-out locations to its Minnelusa strike in the Powder River basin in Crook County, Wyo. MRA-Plains 31-28 Federal gauged 630 b/d of 21.7 gravity oil with no water from pay at 7,018-52 ft. Plains and McAdams, Roux & Associates Inc., Denver, each has a 50% working interest in the discovery and jointly own or control about 400 acres in the immediate area.

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