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  • The last barrel


    Kurt Abraham

    After attending a couple of conferences recently, and reading through several studies, the thought has crossed my mind—Is it time to come up with a new term for “unconventional resources?” The term seemed perfectly appropriate in days gone by, before the myriad technical advances of the last 10 years made these resources much more accessible. For purposes of this discussion, “unconventional” can refer to the following items—tight gas, CBM, shale gas, shale oil, heavy oil/tar sands, and methane hydrates.

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