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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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Unconventional Oil & Gas Report

June 2014
Volume 2, Issue 3

In this Issue

Marcellus continues to defy expectations, driving US gas production ever higher

Shale has been the primary driver of US gas supply growth since 2007, and the Marcellus shal...

Permian operators increasingly target shale as new technology rejuvenates legacy oil field

The old saying "the best place to find oil is in an oil field" is holding true in ...

Bakken production growth expected to slow as the play matures

Production growth from the Bakken tight oil formation is expected to moderate in the next 2 ...

Link strengthened between wastewater injection and Oklahoma earthquakes

New research suggests that a magnitude 5.7 earthquake that struck near Prague, Okla., in 201...

Statoil tackles Bakken flaring with innovation

Statoil North America Inc. is at the forefront of efforts to reduce flaring in the Bakken sh...

The Latest Oil & Gas Journal Unconventional News

Osum to purchase Orion project from Shell for $325 million (Can.)

Jun 11, 2014

Osum Oil Sands Corp., Calgary, plans to purchase the Orion oil sands project in Alberta from Shell Canada for $325 million (Can.).

CAPP eases outlook for Canadian oil output

Jun 10, 2014

Oil production in Canada will increase at an average rate of 175,000 b/d/year through 2030—but not to as high a level as was forecast a year ago, reports the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

Halcon boosts Tuscaloosa Marine shale work

Jun 9, 2014

Halcon Resources Corp., Houston, plans this year to spud 10-12 operated wells in the Tuscaloosa Marine shale (TMS) and to participate in 15-20 other wells in the play. To support the work, it has signed a definitive agreement with affiliates of Apollo Global Management LLC (AGM), New York, for investment of as much as $400 million.

Washington refinery finds new owner

Jun 9, 2014

Global commodities logistics and trading firm TrailStone Group has acquired US Oil & Refining Co. (USOR), including the 42,000-b/d Tacoma, Wash., refinery, from Astra Transcor Energy NV, a subsidiary of Compagnie Nationale a Portefeuille SA, Belgium.

McClendon’s American Energy units to acquire acreage in major US basins

Jun 9, 2014

American Energy–Permian Basin LLC (AEPB), American Energy–Utica LLC (AEU), and American Energy-Marcellus LLC (AEM), all affiliates of Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners LP (AEP), have each signed agreements to acquire acreage in the Permian, Utica, and Marcellus basins, respectively, in deals totaling $4.25 billion.

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The Unconventional Oil & Gas Report closely follows and covers developments of shale plays at the local level through features and stories based on interviews with key industry executives and companies involved in unconventional resource plays and the business developments.

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