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Drilling Productivity in Shale Plays
March 25, 2014 | Energy Information Administration

“The productivity of oil and natural gas wells is steadily increasing in many basins across the United States because of the increasing precision and efficiency of horizontal drilling and hydraulic fracturing in oil and natural gas extraction.”

Natural Gas Well Productivity is Up!
March 16, 2014 | Energy Information Administration

The Energy Information Administration has published a chart showing new-well gas productivity gains for the major shale plays. Improving technology is enabling a higher yield per new well.

The Shale Boom is Just Starting
March 2, 2014 | Denver BizJournal

Ryan Lance, CEO of ConocoPhillips believes that the “shale boom” in the United States is just getting started, with several decades ahead.

Tight Oil Production Sources
February 6, 2014 | Energy Information Administration

The Energy Information Administration recently published their annual Liquid Fuels and Natural Gas in the Americas report.

It includes information about new sources of oil production with a chart showing the percentage of United States shale oil coming from the Bakken Formation, Eagle Ford Shale, Niobrara Formation and the Permian Basin.

Tight Oil and Gas Drilling Productivity Report
October 27, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

The Energy Information Administration has initiated a monthly “Drilling Productivity Report” for tight oil and gas that will report on activity in the Bakken, Eagle Ford, Marcellus, Haynesville, Niobrara and Permian Basin areas.

Growth in Bakken and Eagle Ford Oil Production
October 24, 2013 | FuelFix

Oil production from the Bakken Formation rose 26,000 barrels per day in September, while Eagle Ford production rose by 24,000 barrels. The increase for Permian Basin, Haynesville, Marcellus, and Niobrara combined was 12,000 barrels per day.

Foreign Investments in US Shale
April 18, 2013 | Energy Information Administration

Since 2008, foreign companies have entered into 21 joint ventures with U.S. acreage holders and operators, investing more than $26 billion in tight oil and shale gas plays.

Colorado Oil Production at 50 Year High
March 14, 2013 | Denver Post

In 2012 the Niobrara Shale helped propel Colorado to its highest annual oil production levels in 50 years.

Colorado Oil Production at 50-Year High
January 30, 2013 | Denver Business Journal

New technologies and the Niobrara Formation have enabled Colorado to have the highest level of oil production in 50 years – over 40 million barrels.

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