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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

AEP unit completes $2.5-billion Permian acquisition

Aug 1, 2014

American Energy–Permian Basin LLC, an affiliate of Oklahoma City-based American Energy Partners LP, has completed its acquisition of 63,000 net acres and associated gathering assets in the southern Permian basin from affiliates of Denver-based Enduring Resources LLC for $2.5 billion.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count up to 1,889

Aug 1, 2014

The US drilling rig count gained 6 units to 1,889 rigs working during the week ended Aug. 1, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

BLM drilling permit bill attracts broad support at Senate hearing

Aug 1, 2014

Witnesses and committee members argued over the extent of oil and gas drilling permit delays at US Bureau of Land Management field offices. But they strongly supported a bill that would make permanent a pilot program enacted in 2005 to begin relieving the problem at a July 29 US Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee hearing.

Osum completes purchase of Orion project from Shell

Aug 1, 2014

Osum Production Corp., a wholly owned subsidiary of Osum Oil Sands Corp., Calgary, has completed its purchase of the Orion oil sands project in the Cold Lake region of Alberta from Shell Canada for $325 million (Can.).

SM Energy to acquire North Dakota assets from Baytex

Jul 31, 2014

SM Energy Co., Denver, has agreed to acquire 61,000 net acres in Divide and Williams Counties, ND, from Baytex Energy Corp., Calgary, for $330.5 million, effective July 1. The deal is expected to close toward the end of the third quarter.

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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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