Top unconventional explorers - first, fast and focused

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Report summary

The leading unconventional explorers have organically added commercial plays to their portfolios worth US$118 billion over the past five years.  The volumes added through this effort match the resources found through global conventional exploration, and the associated unconventional value created is not far behind.  Unconventional exploration matters.

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Table of contents

  • Unconventional assets are catching up
  • Volume and value are concentrated
  • Other plays and strategies not forgotten
  • Early entry is important, followed by quick action
  • Eagle Ford is the top individual play
  • Wolfcamp and Niobrara serendipity
  • The leading Bakken operators focused on logistics
  • Lessons for future unconventional exploration

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This report includes 5 images and tables including:


  • Organic volume additions of the leading 37 explorers
  • Development value of organic volumes 2009-2013
  • Top unconventional explorers - first, fast and focused: Image 3
  • Company key play value and volume by timing of entry
  • Play production growth and maturity stages

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