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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, Permian Basin, 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

October 2014
Volume 2, Issue 5

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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...

Investors watch, wait as Mexico finalizes details of energy reform

For Mexico, constitutional reform was just the first step in the long process of opening up ...

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...

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...

Monterey proves more complex than average shale play

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

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A series of unusual earthquakes in North Texas is prompting state regulators to look closely at a potential link between seismic activity and wastewater injection wells.

Crude-by-rail safety standards call for better tank cars, reduced speeds

Oct 21, 2014

The US Department of Transportation has proposed new rules for transporting crude by rail that are designed to lessen the frequency and consequences of train accidents by reducing the speed of trains, improving tank car standards, and setting more-robust testing and classification guidelines for crude cargoes.

Marathon Oil sees promise in Oklahoma's Scoop, Stack plays

Oct 21, 2014

Marathon Oil Corp. is using extended-reach laterals to improve initial production rates in the emerging South-Central Oklahoma Oil Province (Scoop) resource play.

Mexico upstream bidding to start with shallow-water assets

Oct 20, 2014

Mexico plans to publish its technical bidding requirements in November, outlining logistics for the first upstream bid round, according to hydrocarbon officials visiting Houston to update the oil and gas industry on the country’s progress in opening up its assets to non-Mexican companies.

Tesoro to acquire QEP Field Services for $2.5 billion

Oct 20, 2014

Tesoro Corp. affiliate Tesoro Logistics LP has agreed to acquire QEP Resources Inc.’s wholly owned subsidiary QEP Field Services LLC (QEPFS), including its 58% partnership interests in QEP Midstream Partners LP for $2.5 billion.

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