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.

Other Unconventional Oil News

WoodMac: Majors buying into shale gas plays

Oct 11, 2010 North American large caps and smaller exploration and production companies now dominate the largest and most economically attractive US shale plays, but the majors and large cap foreign firms are moving in through mergers and acquisitions, said Wood Mackenzie Ltd., Edinburgh, in its latest corporate analysis.


Oct 4, 2010

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Sep 27, 2010

Callon taps Newberry as senior vice-president

Sep 23, 2010

Callon Petroleum Co., Natchez, Miss., has elevated Gary A. Newberry as senior vice-president, operations. He was vice-president of production and development.

SPE ATCE: Gas demand expected to grow

Sep 21, 2010

Worldwide demand for natural gas may grow by 1.3-1.6%/year through 2030, according to presentations at the opening general session of the Society of Petroleum Engineers Annual Technical Conference & Exhibition in Florence, Italy, on Sept. 20.

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Sep 20, 2010

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Sep 6, 2010

Unconventional gas resources changing more than markets

Sep 6, 2010 Development of unconventional gas resources is overhauling more than markets. It's changing companies, too.

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Aug 30, 2010

Unconventional gas resources changing more than markets

Aug 27, 2010

Development of unconventional gas resources is overhauling more than markets. It’s changing companies, too.

FACTS: China to top Japan in gas imports

Aug 23, 2010 China will surpass Japan as Asia's largest natural gas importer through a combination of LNG and pipeline gas in 5-10 years, according to FACTS Global Energy Group in an August report.

M&A hits highest level in nearly 2 years

Aug 16, 2010 Mergers and acquisitions in the US oil and gas sector hit the highest level in 1¾ years during the second quarter, said officials at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP (PWC) in a recent report.

Direct Energy to buy gas assets in Alberta

Aug 12, 2010

Direct Energy, a North American gas and electricity retailer, has agreed to acquire producing natural gas interests in the Wildcat Hills area 35 km northwest of Calgary, Alta., from Suncor Energy for $375 million (Can.).


Aug 2, 2010
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