Playbooks

The Bakken and Niobrara Shales Playbook is the 23rd 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.

March 1, 2015

The 2015 Unconventional Yearbook presents the most important facts and figures on the Top 20 US resource plays. This fifth 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.

January 1, 2015

The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale Playbook is the 22nd 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

December 1, 2014

The 2014 Hydraulic Fracturing Techbook is the sixth in a series of techbooks in which Hart Energy will provide comprehensive coverage of effective and emerging technologies in the oil and gas industry. Each Techbook includes a market overview, a sample of key technology providers, case studies of field applications and exclusive analysis of industry trends relative to specific technologies.

November 1, 2014

Permian Basin resource plays are set to see production growth that continues the renaissance transforming the area. Hart Energy forecasts 1.2 MMboe/d of Permian production growth by 2025, with oil and NGLs contributing ~1 million bbl/d. That nearly doubles today's 1.5 MMbbl/d. Production will ramp up from unconventional drilling with solid margins because most wells breakeven oil price is below $70/bbl. Economics like these economics help explain the upward trend in Permian activity and capital budgets.

October 1, 2014

The global market for artificial lift is rapidly expanding. From an estimated $9.3 billion of revenue in 2012, the industry is expected to reach $16 billion by 2018. North America accounted for more than 45% of the total market in 2012, and additional growth is anticipated through the end of the decade. This Techbook will explore the increasing demand for artificial lift technologies, with special emphasis on unconventional reservoirs. The techbook features a market overview, major types of lift and selection considerations, successes and challenges in artificial lift technology.

September 1, 2014

The Rockies Tight Sands and Shales Playbook features the Niobrara in the DJ and North Park basins and the Niobrara, Frontier, Turner, Shannon, Sussex and Parkman in the Powder River Basin. Also discussed is the Castle Peak and Uteland Butte shales in the Uinta Basin and the Gallup/Mancos reservoirs in the San Juan Basin. Operators are targeting each of these with horizontal drilling and multi-stage fracturing technolugces. The playbook includes chapters on geology and reservoir characteristics, popular technolugces and their best uses, midstream infrastructure development and production forecasts. Key operators working these plays are profiled as well. Additionally, the playbook has a full-color wall map depicting the latest horizontal drilling activity across the region.

June 1, 2014

The Eagle Ford Techbook is the third in a series of techbooks in which Hart Energy provides comprehensive coverage of effective and emerging technologies in the oil and gas industry. Each techbook includes a market overview, a roster of the key technology providers, case studies of field applications, and exclusive analysis of industry trends relative to specific technologies. This techbook includes a full color wall map.

April 1, 2014

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.

January 1, 2014

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.

December 1, 2013

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.

September 1, 2013

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.

June 1, 2013

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.

March 1, 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.

January 1, 2013

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.

December 1, 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.

September 1, 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.

June 1, 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.

March 1, 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.

January 1, 2012

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.

September 1, 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.

July 1, 2011

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.

April 1, 2011

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.

July 1, 2010

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.

December 1, 2009

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.

June 1, 2009

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.

April 1, 2009

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.

March 1, 2009

Hart Energy's exclusive Playbooks delve into North America's most compelling unconventional resource plays. The series begins in December 2008 with the Bakken Playbook. Horizontal drilling in North Dakota's enormous Bakken resource play is yielding astonishing volumes of oil. The Bakken, long recognized as a world-class source rock, is coming into its own as a prolific producing reservoir.

December 1, 2008