Unconventional Oil & Gas

RPS Energy has worked in almost every petroleum basin in the world, undertaking projects ranging from niche specialist work to large multi-disciplinary E&P studies. This mix of experience and expertise comes from a highly-experienced staff and associates, comprising a wide range of surface and sub-surface disciplines.

RPS has a unique mix of planning, environmental, engineering, regulatory and sub-surface specialists that combine to assist clients in the effective design and implementation of Unconventional oil and gas projects including Coal Seam Gas (CSG) projects.

RPS can integrate these capabilities to address the whole life cycle of an unconventional hydrocarbons project in areas including:

Frontier to Mature Geoscientific Exploration

3D Seismic Surveys

Resource to Reserves Evaluation and Assessment

Due Diligence Evaluations

Acquisition Farm Out

Economic Modelling

Gas Marketing

Strategic Planning

Field Development Planning and Operations

Multi-fracced Horizontal Well Design

Operations Planning and Support

Production Optimisation


Environmental Impact Assessments

Environmental and Regulatory Process Management

Health, Safety and Risk Management


We can provide either specific expertise in any of the above areas or alternatively can help manage an integrated approach to individual projects.

In terms of our experience, RPS’ unconventional gas experience dates back to definitive project work in the 1980’s with the US Gas Research Institute (GRI) and the Department of Energy (DoE).

We are currently involved in unconventional gas projects in the USA, Canada, Australia, UK, Europe, China, India and Indonesia.


Gordon Taylor
Managing Director Subsurface
T: +44 (0) 1491 415 400
E: taylorg@rpsgroup.com

Peter Mulholland
T: +1 (403) 265 7226
E: mulhollandp@rpsgroup.com

North America
Andy Kirchin
Senior Vice President Consulting, Houston
T: +1 (281) 448 6188
E: kirchina@rpsgroup.com

Australia Asia Pacific
Joseph Tan
Regional General Manager
M: +65 9836 8282
E: joseph.tan@rpsgroup.com.sg