Unconventional Exclusives

Bahrain oil discovery, shale oil, Bahrain oil and gas

The economic impact of Bahrain’s recent oil discovery depends on how much of the estimated reserves are commercially viable to extract.

Argentina, shale, Vaca Muerta, unconventional oil and gas, YPF, Wood Mackenzie

Investment and development activity picked up speed in 2017.

ConocoPhillips adds Alaskan acreage while seeing global production growth.

Sonatrach oil and gas, Sonatrach shale, conventional oil and gas, shale oil and gas

Sonatrach and its foreign partners started production from several gas projects during the last few months.


Pace of production will be the key determining factor in price for next two years, but what will that price be?

Unconventional Exploration


At DUG Executive, Apache Corp. CEO John Christmann told top leaders from the oil and gas industry that his company’s focus is on the Permian Basin and for good reason.

Angus Energy agreed to acquire a 25% interest in Cuadrilla's U.K. license for onshore oil exploration at the Balcombe Field discovery in West Sussex as part of a new joint venture agreement.


Technology and lower-for-longer price environment have wrought rapid changes—some good, some bad—to Canada’s oil patch.

U.S. Rig Count is down two rigs from last week to 929, with oil rigs unchanged at 747, gas rigs down two to 182, and miscellaneous rigs unchanged.

Apache, John Christmann, Alpine High, oil and gas, wet gas

The E&P has increased the number of drilling locations in the mostly wet gas play as it continues oil tests and optimizing designs.

Unconventional Production

Budget deal triples the tax credit for injecting carbon dioxide to bolster crude output.


Some recent findings on the Stack/Scoop/Cana plays’ productivity evolution may come as a surprise.

Oman oil and gas reserves, Oman oil and gas consumption

A key project to meet the country’s growing domestic gas consumption, which was commissioned recently, is the Khazzan field in central Oman.

Argentina’s state-run oil company YPF (NYSE: YPF) is “disappointed” by cuts to the government’s natural gas production subsidies and will re-allocate investment toward crude oil production.

Oklahoma Water Solutions Could Focus On Reuse, Curtailing Freshwater

Michael Dunkel, vice president of industrial water at CH2M, discussed options to produced water disposal methods at Hart Energy's recent DUG Midcontinent Water Forum.

Unconventional Technology

March 26, 2018

Pemex said it expected the contract in the Olmos Field, located in the northern border state of Coahuila, to yield investment of $617 million, aiming to reach daily production of about 117 million cubic feet of gas by 2021.

March 14, 2018

The Australian oil and gas sector is rebounding and is about to receive a further boost from government, Western Australian Premier Mark McGowan told the opening session of the Australasian Oil and Gas Exhibition and Conference (AOG) in Perth.

March 9, 2018

By the end of 2018, Energent expects over seven million tons of premium frack sand to be mined inside the Permian Basin every quarter.

March 6, 2018

YPF CFO Daniel Gonzalez said the company planned to drill 100 wells in 12 different areas of Vaca Muerta this year due to lower drilling costs for horizontal wells.

February 28, 2018

The new requirements are aimed at completion activities in the Scoop and Stack shale producing areas in Oklahoma, where drilling is picking up as oil prices have climbed above $60 a barrel this year.