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Shale Oil

Shale Gas & Oil Investment Drive Q2 2011 M&A

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 15, 2011

Money is still poring into the shale plays: Ongoing interest in shale acreage, deals for midstream assets and increased investments from foreign buyers in the US oil and gas industry helped drive US oil and gas mergers and acquisitions (M&A) value to $39 billion in the second quarter of 2011, according to PwC US. In […]

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Shale Gas & Oil Boost from Foreign Companies

by Kenneth E. DuBose on August 5, 2011

BG, CNOOC, KNOC, Mitsui, Statoil, and more. The list goes on when you consider the number of foreign companies that have joined the ranks of American Independents to partner in developing U.S. shale gas reserves. U.S. oil companies spent the better part of the last 10 years acquiring acreage across much of North America with […]

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Boone Pickens Shale Gas Investing Still Hot

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 13, 2011

Boone Pickens isn’t shying away from shale gas, so be prudent in evaluating your land when you begin to negotiate oil and gas leases.  Prices aren’t as high for gas properties as they were in 2007-2008, but don’t feel to sign without fully evaluating your situation.  Make sure you utilize the free resources like […]

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EIA – Shale Oil Production Coming

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 11, 2011

The EIA estimates technically recoverable U.S. shale oil reserves are over 24 billion barrels or enough to fuel our needs for 7 years. What I find interesting is that some industry proponents like Harold Hamm of Continental Resources think that the Bakken alone holds 24 billion barrels of oil equivalent. If that’s the case, expect […]

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Raton Basin’s Las Animas County Fracking Reviewed by EPA

by Kenneth E. DuBose on July 2, 2011

Looks like we’ll get a good cross section of areas tested in the EPA’s study of Hydraulic Fracturing. The Raton Basin is well known for its CBM production and some CO2 production, but not much else. Most other areas included in the study produce shale gas, shale oil, and tight gas. “A southern Colorado landowner […]

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