Over the last several years, as unconventional accumulations have become a bigger focus for the oil and gas industry, DeGolyer and MacNaughton has increased its staff to specialize in evaluating these reservoirs. D&M employs professionals with advanced degrees who can apply state-of-the-art methods to assist with analyzing, modeling, and estimating unconventional reserves and resources.
D&M's in-house experts in shale plays exhibit a cumulative engineering experience in excess of 100 years. With historical and deep experience in the Barnett Shale, D&M’s recent work in unconventionals includes: Antrim, Bakken, Bone Spring, Eagle Ford, Fayetteville, Haynesville/Bossier, Horn River, Marcellus, Monterey, Montney, Niobrara, Utica, and Woodford. D&M also has experience with other unconventional plays, such as coalbed methane reservoirs in many of the major basins across the U.S., as well as basins in Australia, China, and the United Kingdom. D&M also has considerable experience in many tight sandstone and carbonate reservoirs, as well as the tar sands in Canada.
With many conventional oil and gas reservoirs around the world nearing maturity, the future of oil and gas exploration and development is turning towards unconventional resources, and D&M stands ready to assist clients in cost-effectively assessing these opportunities.