Exploration & Production - Exclusives

Land Rigs Gain Traction

?Between high commodity prices and the boom in shale plays, the U.S. land-rig count has soared to a 20-year high. Shortages and higher dayrates are coming soon.

August 1, 2008

Mancos Shale Anticipation

?Utah’s Mancos shale gets strong attention from Uinta Basin operators.
August 1, 2008

Engelder: Marcellus, Mona Lisa Share Structural-Fracturing Features

Engelder estimates Marcellus gas to be more than 600 API at the bottom 30 to 40 feet of the structure, compared with 300 API at the sweetest depth of the Haynesville shale play in northwestern Louisiana.

July 18, 2008

Dr. Terry Engelder Discusses The Marcellus Shale

Engelder, a leading Marcellus shale authority, discusses the play while visiting Houston Producers' Forum members in a mid-July presentation.

July 18, 2008

New Albany Anew

The Illinois Basin’s New Albany shale has been a tough nut to crack, but start-up of a new field in Kentucky and the kick-off of a basin-wide research consortium are positive fracs.

July 1, 2008

Cretaceous Baxter Shale

A shale that's enjoying a shot in the arm is the Cretaceous Baxter in the Greater Green River Basin.
June 1, 2008

Incongruities to Fayetteville Success

April 16, 2008