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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...

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CERI: Costs up for oil sands production

Jul 23, 2014

The costs of producing bitumen and synthetic crude in the Albertan oil sands have increased over the past year, says the Canadian Energy Research Institute in an annual report that projects steady growth in output.

AER responds to reports on cause of Primrose bitumen leaks

Jul 22, 2014

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) said on July 22 that it agrees with the assessment that the steaming strategy and wellbore issues were the main contributing factors to last year’s bitumen flow-to-surface (FTS) incidents at the east and south sections the Primrose project operated by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL).

DOE wants to mobilize subsurface engineering R&D efforts

Jul 22, 2014

The US Department of Energy wants to mobilize federal government, oil and gas industry, university, and other research to address subsurface engineering challenges, particularly controlling fracture propagation and fluid flow, officials said at the first of several projected discussions.

Baker Hughes: US drilling rig count decreases to 1,871

Jul 18, 2014

The US drilling rig count dropped 4 units to settle at 1,871 rigs working during the week ended July 18, Baker Hughes Inc. reported.

Ineos secures loan guarantee for Grangemouth upgrade

Jul 17, 2014

Ineos AG, Switzerland, has secured a £230 million loan from the UK government that will allow the company to move forward with a planned upgrade at its 210,000-b/d Grangemouth, Scotland, refinery and petrochemical complex.

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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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