Playbooks

Midcontinent Playbook

The red-hot Mississippi Lime play in north-central Oklahoma and south-central Kansas is a next-generation resource play: a conventional reservoir made far more economic by applying unconventional technology. Activity is surging, with hundreds of drilling permits filed and strong well results increasing the buzz. Meanwhile, the Anadarko Basin’s Woodford play is extending from the original Cana Woodford area into new regions particularly rich in liquids. This playbook includes a 24"x36" wall map.

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Appalachian Playbook

The Appalachian Basin’s Marcellus shale is a world-class reservoir and it has now been joined by the prolific Utica shale. Production of liquids from the basin is forecast to grow dramatically as drillers concentrate on rich-gas portions of the Marcellus and Utica. At the same time, the region’s tremendous dry-gas assets are its backbone. Both plays offer huge regional extents, reasonable drilling depths, proximity to markets and lustrous well results. The playbook includes a 24" x 36" full-color Marcellus-Utica Shale wall map.

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Bakken/Exshaw Playbook

The Williston Basin’s prolific Bakken shale has delivered steadily improving well recoveries as operators hone drilling and completion techniques. Drilling has expanded into secondary reservoirs, notably multiple benches in the Three Forks formation and, to the west, the correlative Exshaw shale, popularly known as the Alberta Basin Bakken. This playbook includes a 24" x 36" map highlighting fields, drilling activity, and significant wells.

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2014 Unconventional Yearbook

The 2014 Unconventional Yearbook presents the most important facts and figures on the Top 20 US resource plays. This fourth edition of an annual series of data books provides an overview of current activity with snapshots of the regional plays, profiles of key players, a review of technology, a look at midstream activity, economic analysis and data, and a bibliography. Like the playbooks, the Unconventional Yearbook includes a full-color shale wall map.

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Canada Playbook

The playbook focuses on the Duvernay, Alberta Bakken/Exshaw, Montney and Cardium-- leading resource plays that are revolutionizing Western Canada's oil business. Companies employing horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing technology are delivering fresh volumes of rich natural gas and light oils to market. The most prolific plays are the Montney, a rich-gas powerhouse, and the Cardium, a prodigious light-oil producer. Shale plays that show considerable promise, but that are still in early days of development, are the Duvernay and Alberta Bakken/Exshaw.

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Permian Basin 2013 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. A bibliography of relevant articles for further research is included.

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Unconventional Yearbook 2013

In an extension of Hart Energy's unconventional resources playbook series, known for its in-depth coverage of the most compelling shale plays in North America, the 2013 Unconventional Yearbook presents the most important facts and figures on the Top 20 global resource plays. This third in an annual series of yearbooks provides an overview of current activity with snapshots of the regional plays, profiles of key players, a review of technology, a look at midstream activity, and economic analysis and data.

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South Texas Playbook 2012

The South Texas Shale Playbook is the fifteenth in Hart Energy's exclusive series of comprehensive reports delving into North America's most compelling unconventional resource plays. Our lineup of topics addresses the plays everyone is talking about and delivers answers to essential questions on reservoirs, active operators, economics, key technologies, and infrastructure issues. Some playbooks also feature a full-color map highlighting fields, drilling activity, and significant wells.

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Panhandle Plays Playbook 2012

The Panhandle Playbook is the go-to resource for the red-hot unconventional plays in the Texas Panhandle. Numerous operators are targeting the Granite Wash, Cleveland, Tonkawa and Marmaton plays with horizontal wells and multi-stage frac jobs, and results are strong. The region offers a wealth of objectives, a friendly regulatory regime, established infrastructure and great access to services and supplies.

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Utica Shale Playbook 2012

The Utica Shale is the newest giant in the shale inventory of the US and Canada. From grassroots leasing to commencement of infrastructure build in 18 months, this new, liquids-rich shale play is already being compared with the Eagle Ford - possibly, as superior to it. This playbook focuses on the U.S. portion of the Utica shale, and particularly on activity in the rich gas window in western Pennsylvania and eastern Ohio.

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North American Unconventional Yearbook 2012

Back by popular demand, it is sure to be kept at hand for ready reference as it showcases the plays and players in the hottest unconventional resources markets and details production levels, rig counts, permits, significant wells, significant deals and players in/out in 2011.

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Eagle Ford Shale Playbook 2011

The Eagle Ford shale trends across a great swath of Texas, stretching from Giddings Field in Brazos and Grimes counties down into the Maverick Basin in Maverick County. The Cretaceous Eagle Ford has long been known as a tremendous source rock, and now it's coming into its own as a prolific shale reservoir. Across its trend, the Eagle Ford's hydrocarbon content shifts from dry gas to oil. These variations, as well as changes in depth and local geology, make portions of the Eagle Ford trend particularly attractive to explorers.

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Marcellus Shale Playbook 2011

The Appalachian Basin's Marcellus shale holds the promise to become a top producing shale reservoir. It covers a vast area-many times larger than any other shale play--and exhibits excellent reservoir qualities. Recent strong well results show that the Marcellus is living up to its promise, and its location in the core of North America's premium natural-gas markets gives it leverage over more distant supplies. Find out the latest in this inclusive compilation. Includes two-page map in the publication.

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Niobrara Shale Playbook

The Niobrara Shale Playbook is the tenth in Hart Energy's exclusive series of comprehensive reports delving into north America's most compelling unconventional resource plays. Our lineup of topics addresses the plays everyone is talking about and delivers answers to essential questions on reservoirs, active operators, economics, key technologies, and infrastructure issues. Each playbook features a full-color map highlighting fields, drilling activity, and significant wells.

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Permian Shale Playbook

The Permian Basin of West Texas and southeast New Mexico is one of the premier U.S. producing provinces. Although its conventional reservoirs are heavily developed, today's unconventional prospects offer attractive targets to long-time players and new entrants alike. Such unconventional plays as the Wolfberry, Bone Spring, Barnett and Woodford are highlighted. Top operators, economics, key drilling and completion strategies and infrastructure issues are also addressed.

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Bakken/Three Forks Shale Playbook

The Bakken/Three Forks play is rapidly expanding, both laterally and vertically. From exciting discoveries in the Alberta Bakken play in western Montana to strong wells in the underlying Three Forks formation in the heart of the North Dakota action, the Bakken petroleum system is delivering on its sterling potential.

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Granite Wash Playbook

Operators are applying both horizontal and vertical wells to produce reserves from this longtime target that occupies a swath 160 miles long and 30 miles wide in the Texas Panhandle and western Oklahoma. The Granite Wash is an extraordinary reservoir, prone to extreme variations in thickness, grain size, pore-size distribution, number of prospective intervals and gas/oil ratio. Economic rates are achieved by multistage, slickwater fracture treatments and close attention to costs.

Chapters: Play overviews -- Key Players: Company profiles section -- Key Technologies, horizontal and vertical drilling, emphasis on cost-control -- Midstream Activities and Joint Ventures -- Economics -- Reference Section.

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Barnett Shale Playbook

North Texas' Barnett shale is the granddaddy of modern shale plays. During the past decade, activity has exploded to encompass all or parts of 20 counties. Today, more than 12,000 Barnett shale wells produce 5 billion cubic feet of gas per day, and nearly three-fourths of these wells are horizontal. Success has been so robust that Barnett gas is now approaching 10% of U.S. domestic supply.

Despite the intensive drilling programs of the past several years, great volumes of gas still remain to be extracted from the Barnett reservoir. Efforts in this leading shale play have shifted to controlling costs and improving recovery of in-place gas.

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Arkoma Basin Shales Playbook

A treasure trove of trillions of cubic feet of natural gas lies within western Arkansas and eastern Oklahoma's Fayetteville, Woodford and Caney shales. Operators are busy honing sophisticated horizontal drilling and completion technologies to extract this wealth from the Arkoma Basin's rich, black shales.

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Haynesville Shale Playbook

East Texas and North Louisiana have served up another tantalizing reservoir in the superb Haynesville shale. The Jurassic Haynesville is a wonder, displaying every desirable characteristic of a prime shale reservoir. Well results are excellent, economics are compelling and excitement continues to grow!

The Haynesville Shale has been estimated to be the largest natural gas field in the 48 states with an estimated 250 trillion cubic feet of recoverable gas. This play has the attention of the entire industry, the investment community, E&P companies, service companies, and pipeline companies. The demand for additional information on the Haynesville is clearly evident on the search engines of our websites.

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Horn River and Muskwa Shales Playbook

Far northeastern British Columbia's Horn River basin is home to tremendous, very thick Middle Devonian shales. These shales--Muskwa, Otter Park, Klua and Evie-are in the earliest stages of development in a region that has no conventional oil and gas production. Yet, the basin is on the brink of becoming a major unconventional field that will have a long-term impact on continental natural-gas supply.

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