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Lessons From North American Unconventional Gas Plays - Art Berman 2010

Lessons From North American Unconventional Gas Plays - Art Berman 2010

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Ohio Oil & Gas AssociationMarch 2010
Lessons from North American Unconventional Gas Plays
Thoughts about ExxonMobil’s
acquisition of XTO Energy 
 
 Acknowledgments
Mike Bodell 
 Allen Brooks
Perry Fischer 
Robert Gray 
 Jim Halloran
IHS
Lynn Pittinger 
Keith Shanley 
 
Lessons Learned from Unconventional Gas Plays
Unconventional gas is increasingly important in global energy supply mix 
Two play types for tight sandstone gas plays in Rocky Mountains (Shanley)
Widespread producing complexes (true resource plays) where trap definition is lessimportant than focus on pilot development projects & establishing an economic threshold 
Unconventional reservoir plays where trap definition is critical and development areasare more restricted (conventional trap plays)
Both involve large gas volumes & require a realistic assessment of charge potential but require different approaches for commercial success
Drilling and fracturing methods differ & are critically important 
Seismic is fundamental 
Geology matters!

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