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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

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count rises to 1,866

May 30, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 9 units to reach 1,866 rigs working during the week ended May 30, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Total suspends work on Joslyn SAGD oil sands project

May 30, 2014

Total SA has reported it will suspend engineering and design work on the $11 billion (Can.) Joslyn Creek steam-assisted gravity drainage (SAGD) oil sands project, 60 km north of Fort McMurray in Alberta. The company said it will lay off 150 of the project’s staff.

AER: Bitumen, crude oil production up in 2013

May 30, 2014

Alberta’s bitumen production increased 8% in 2013 while crude oil production increased 5%, according to an annual report from Alberta Energy Regulator.

Statoil, PTTEP complete Canadian oil sands agreement

May 29, 2014

Statoil AS and Thailand’s PTT Exploration & Production PCL (PTTEP) completed an agreement to divide their interests in the Kai Kos Dehseh (KKD) oil sands project in northeast Alberta, Canada, said Statoil.

Environmental review issued for California refinery revamp

May 27, 2014

California’s Kern County Planning & Community Development Department (KCPCDD) has issued a draft environmental impact report (EIR) for Alon USA Energy Inc.’s request to increase the flexibility of its existing 70,000-b/d Bakersfield, Calif., refinery to process cost-advantaged light crude oils sourced from North American shale regions.

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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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