2013 Unconventional Oil Plays
The Unconventional Oil Plays Package includes: the South Texas playbook, the Bakken/Exshaw playbook, the Permian playbook, Riding the Rails supplement, and the Top North American Major Unconventional Plays laminated wall map.
2013 Major North American Resource Plays and Infrastructure Wall Map**
This map displays more than 25 major resource plays and carefully outlines crude oil, natural gas, and refined product pipeline infrastructure of the North American region. It also reveals locations of crude oil refineries in the region. Map insets disclose information collected by Hart Energy and Rystad Energy's North American Shale Quarterly Service; such data include a weekly average rig count for North America, U.S. rigs by unconventional play and region, and forecasts of dry gas production and crude oil and condensate up to year 2020.
South Texas Playbook*
The South Texas Playbook focuses on the Eagle Ford, one of the top resource plays in the onshore U.S. It also discusses several additional reservoirs that are gaining interest in the area, such as the Olmos and Escondido, the Austin Chalk and Buda and the Pearsall shale.
The Williston Basin's prolific Bakken shale has delivered steadily improving well recoveries as operators hone their drilling and completion techniques. At the same time, drilling has expanded into secondary reservoirs within the petroleum system, notably in multiple benches in the Three Forks formation. Focus is tight on cost control, as the Bakken and Three Forks plays move into full exploitation mode. To the west, the correlative Exshaw shale, popularly known as the Alberta Basin Bakken, offers an attractive target. It shares similarities with the Williston Basin Bakken, but also has unique characteristics.
Permian Basin Playbook*
The Permian Basin Playbook focuses on the Wolfcamp, Bone Spring and Cline formations. These rich reservoirs are being tapped with unconventional-resource technology. Chapters discuss the geology of the Midland and Delaware basins and include profiles of the key players. The latest technologies are reviewed, including case studies. The playbook also provides overviews of the dynamic changes happening in the region's infrastructure and the economics of the new resource plays.
Riding the Rails Supplement
Producers reach new markets moving crude by train.
*Each playbook includes a folded wall map and is not laminated. Maps are 24"x36".
**Laminated wall map is 24"x36".