Unconventional Exclusives

The company’s in-pit extraction process eliminates tailings ponds, reduces greenhouse gas emissions and reduces operating costs.


BHP will sell its treasure chest of U.S. shale assets in two separate transactions, the largest of which is BP's $10.5 billion purchase of the company's Permian, Eagle Ford and Haynesville position.

Senior technology leaders at URTeC 2018 discussed how to get improved results in unconventional reservoirs and automation’s effect on the workplace.

China’s increased appetite for energy helped Australian LNG revenue grow 38% over the last year, according a recent report.

Unconventional Exploration

Qatar Petroleum (QP) signed an agreement on June 3 with Exxon Mobil Corp. (NYSE: XOM) to acquire a 30% stake in two of ExxonMobil's affiliates in Argentina.

BHP reiterated it expected bids for its U.S. shale assets by June and added that transactions could be announced in the first half of the 2019 financial year.

ExxonMobil Corp. has resumed production at the Papua New Guinea LNG project two weeks ahead of schedule after it was shut down in the wake of a deadly earthquake in February, its Australian partners said on April 13.


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.

Unconventional Production

SGS and Baker Hughes, a GE company (NYSE: BHGE), on July 10 announced a Strategic Alliance Agreement (SAA) for the joint deployment and commercialization of BHGE’s real-time software and sensor-based Predictive Corrosion Management (PCM) solution.

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Completions have been holding the attention of the industry as lateral lengths grow and techniques become more complex.

Despite transportation issues, Canada remains a top global producer.

Gas Production Efforts Stabilize Australia’s Energy Supply Crisis

Australia’s largest oil and gas group lauds efforts of industry and government in alleviating fears of an energy shortage—for now.

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The company is seeing the benefits of optimized landing points and completion density.

Unconventional Technology

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July 3, 2018

With a blending strategy and a ‘perfect pad’ concept, the E&P with acreage in the Marcellus and Utica is making gas economic.

June 21, 2018

"Investor sentiment in the last year has really, markedly changed. I'd say it's gone from, 'drill, baby, drill,' to 'show me the money,'" says Hess CEO John Hess speaking at the OPEC International Seminar.

June 19, 2018

Ineos had argued that the ban was imposed unlawfully and that it contradicted evidence that shale gas could be produced safely by unconventional methods.

June 15, 2018

Paul Geiger, previously with Southwestern Energy, has more than 23 years of experience in oil and gas operations and will now help oversee HighPoint's growing operations in the D-J Basin.

June 14, 2018

Additionally, James Trimble, who recently led Stone Energy as interim CEO and president through the company’s merger with Talos Energy, was appointed as chairman of Crestone’s board.