Other Unconventional Oil

Other Unconventional Description ImageIn addition to the well-known gas shale plays like the Barnett, Haynesville, Marcellus, and Eagle Ford, and oil plays like the Bakken, there are perhaps dozens of smaller, less well-known resource plays, many of which are in the very early stages of exploration and development. Some of the plays are shale and others are tight gas or coalbed methane. Many are in the United States and Canada, but increasingly exploration and production companies are using modern drilling and production technology to develop natural gas and oil from unconventional subsurface formations in Europe and Asia. Doubtless, unconventional resources eventually will be exploited in Africa, South America, and Australia as well. What we call “unconventional” today will be considered “conventional” in time.

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CSIS: unconventional resources altering global gas outlook

Nov 9, 2009 Production potential from tight shales and other unconventional resources has significantly altered the world's natural gas outlook, experts said Oct. 28 at a seminar on the evolution of global gas markets at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington, DC.

Study takes midstream look at long-term gas supply

Nov 9, 2009 Projected growth in North American natural gas supplies and markets will require billions of dollars of additional investments in pipelines, storage, and other midstream infrastructure through 2030, a recent INGAA Foundation Inc. study concluded.

SEC rules might have meant US oil reserves hike

Nov 9, 2009 Proved US crude oil reserves fell by more than 10% in 2008, but there would likely have been a smaller drop or perhaps even an increase under new Securities and Exchange Commission rules.

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Nov 2, 2009

Watching Government: Congress forms gas caucuses

Nov 2, 2009 Suddenly, members of Congress are talking about natural gas. It was one thing when US Reps. Tim Murphy (R-Pa.) and Dan Boren (D-Okla.) formed a gas caucus on Oct. 1.

New plays emerge, although environmental issues arise

Oct 19, 2009 New shale plays continue to emerge in North America and elsewhere, but issues related to the environment and land will affect commercial shale development.

API: US drilling up, but still below year ago

Oct 19, 2009 US oil and gas drilling activity rebounded somewhat from the previous 3-month period during 2009's third quarter but remained substantially lower than the comparable 2008 period, the American Petroleum Institute reported.

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Oct 19, 2009

Gas-price relief, if not reshaping, seen at meeting

Oct 12, 2009 Setting offers important context to predictions of near-term gains for recently abysmal gas prices in the US.

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Oct 12, 2009

WGC09: Gas, LNG making inroads despite global recession

Oct 12, 2009 Speakers on the first day of the 24th World Gas Conference in Buenos Aires consistently noted developments in the past 3 years few had anticipated at the last event in 2006.

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Sep 28, 2009

Special Report: Understanding process key to shale gas development

Sep 28, 2009 Making hydrocarbon production from shales a profitable venture requires a process for driving down overall costs.

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Sep 28, 2009

Special Report: GAS SHALE—1: Seven plays dominate North America activity

Sep 28, 2009 Seven shale plays dominate today's North America natural gas potential reserves additions and production increases.
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