Unconventional Exclusives

Chesapeake Energy Executive: 'Haynesville Hot Again'

Longer laterals and bigger completions have changed the game for Chesapeake in the Haynesville, vice president Tim Beard said at Hart Energy’s inaugural DUG Haynesville conference.


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


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

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China is now Australia’s second-largest LNG market, and Australia is China’s biggest LNG supplier.

Uptick In Haynesville Shale Production Expected For 2018

Stratas Advisors is forecasting growth this year in the Haynesville Shale driven by longer laterals and improved completion designs.

Unconventional Exploration

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.

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.

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


South America boasts plenty of unconventional prospects for local and foreign players to develop over the coming years, by some estimates, shale resources may amount to four times Colombia’s total reserves.

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Oil and gas companies have survived the worst of the downturn. Now it’s time to begin thinking about growth and developing a platform that can produce higher returns over the long term.

Unconventional Production

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.

U.S. shale oil production for September, which includes a new regional data input, is forecast to rise by 117,000 bbl/d to 6.15 MMbbl/d, its ninth consecutive monthly rise, the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) said on Aug. 14.

U.S. shale oil producers expect to pump at least 160,000 more barrels per day this year than previously announced, according to a Reuters review of second-quarter regulatory filings.

Unconventional Technology

January 24, 2018

According to California's lawsuit, the BLM violated the agency's own statutory mandates and other federal laws by failing to provide a "reasoned analysis" for repealing the fracking regulations.

January 16, 2018

TGS continues to strengthen its onshore position with new seismic projects in key shale basins of North America, such as the Permian Basin, Scoop/Stack and the Montney. 

January 9, 2018

Ineos said Scotland's decision to outlaw fracking in October flew in the face of other expert reports which concluded that shale gas could be produced safely and has applied for a judicial review.

December 21, 2017

More than 144 million barrels were added to hedges after global oil markets rallied by as much as $13 in the quarter. Higher prices help producers lock in profits for future sales.

December 15, 2017

The development of the Apache's Alpine High Field holds ramifications for U.S. oil reserves and future output from the already prolific Permian oil field in Texas.