Europe Coalbed Methane Market Outlook to 2020 - Market Analysis by Geography, Application, Fracturing Fluids, Competitive Landscape, Key Company Information - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

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Europe has vast coal reserves which can be used to extract CBM gas. A majority of these reserves lie in Russia and with the changing market scenario and decreasing coal reserves, Russia is expected to invest heavily in the extraction of CBM from coal reserves. United Kingdom has also shallow coal deposits and has invested in the extraction of coal bed methane from these deposits. Hence, the market for CBM is expected to grow exponentially in Europe over the next decade. From hazard to environmental challenge to energy resource that is how the perception of gas contained in coal beds has evolved.

Coal bed methane can be found almost anywhere there is coal. Considered a dangerous nuisance in the mining industry, it has potential as an abundant clean energy supply to help replace other diminishing hydrocarbon reserves. Mine safety, greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and air quality will continue to be concerns. But since the early 1980s, coal bed gas has increasingly been viewed as a valuable energy resource. Though its contribution to the total energy mix is still modest, coal bed methane (CBM) has impressive potential. It will supplement conventional natural gas supply, adding another environment-friendly component to the total energy mix.

Development of the coal bed methane will surely accelerate, as more is learned about the behavior and as innovative techniques were applied. On the demand side, coal bed methane will be welcome in the market. The worlds appetite for gas is expected to grow faster than total energy demand, driven in part by a preference for gas instead of oil or coal. CBM reservoirs are different from conventional reservoirs in a number of ways, but the primary differences are water production and gas-storage mechanism.

Hydrocarbon-storage capacity in most oil and gas reservoirs is related to porosity because gas is trapped and stored in the pore systems of the matrix. Coals have moderate intrinsic porosity, yet they can store up to six times more gas than an equivalent volume of sandstone at a similar pressure. Gas-storage capacity is determined primarily by a coals rank. Higher rank coals bituminous and anthracite have the greatest potential for methane storage. However high-gas storage capacity is not required for successful commercial operations.

Coalbed methane development has the full range of energy production challenges: technical, economic, environmental and regulatory. The solution to many of these lies in a better understanding of the reservoir and the effective application of available technology. There are several elements to the economic challenge. In the early stages of a project, large quantities of water must be pumped from the formation while little revenue-producing gas is being recovered. That makes an early, accurate assessment of the projects economic potential especially critical. Pumps, while modest in size and power requirements compared with oil pumping equipment, must be capable of handling water, gas and abrasive coal fines.

The largest proven recoverable coal reserves, according to the latest published data, are in the USA (28.6%), followed by Russia (18.5%), China (13.5%), Australia (9.0%) and India (6.7%). Shallow coal deposits in many areas, such as in the UK and in some other European nations, have been extensively mined, yet deep coal seams beyond the reach of mining operations present opportunities for development. Even with little minable coal remaining, the UK still ranks sixth worldwide in estimated CBM reserves.

What the Report Offers

1. Market Definition for the specified topic along with identification of key drivers and restraints for the market.

2. Market analysis for Europe coal bed methane Market, with region specific assessments and competition analysis on a country and regional scale.

3.Identification of factors instrumental in changing the market scenarios, rising prospective opportunities and identification of key companies which can influence the market on a global and regional scale.

4.Extensively researched competitive landscape section with profiles of major companies along with their share of markets.

5. Identification and analysis of the Macro and Micro factors that affect Europe coal bed methane market on both country and regional scale. 

6.A comprehensive list of key market players along with the analysis of their current strategic interests and key financial information.

1. Introduction

1.1 Report Guidance

1.2 Markets Covered

1.3 Key Points Noted

  2. Executive Summary

2.1 Overview and Market Scenario

  3. Coal Bed Methane Market Overview

3.1 Definition of CBM

3.2 Chemical Composition

3.3 Resource Classification

3.3.1 Total Gas-in-Place

3.3.2 Proved Resources

3.3.3 Contingent Resources

  4. Market Dynamics

4.1 Drivers

4.1.1 Increasing Energy Demand

4.1.2 Diminishing Oil and Gas Reserves

4.1.3 Increasing Natural Gas Pipeline Projects

4.2 Constraints

4.2.1 Robust Technology Required for Extraction

4.2.2 Environmental Issues

4.2.3 Dewatering Concerns

4.3 Opportunities

4.3.1 Largely Unexplored Areas

  5. Europe Natural Gas Market Outlook  

  6. Europe Unconventional Natural Gas Market Outlook  

   7. CBM Cost Analysis

7.1 Capital Costs

7.1.1 Land and Permit Costs

7.1.2 Well Drilling & Compeition Costs

7.1.3 Infrastructure Costs

7.1.4 Water Management Costs

7.1.5 Other Costs

  8. CBM Value Chain Analysis

8.1 Exploration

8.2 Extraction

8.3 Production

8.4 Transportation

8.5 Storage

8.6 Distribution

8.7 Marketing

  9. CBM Life Cycle Analysis  

  10. Europe CBM Market Analysis, by Country

10.1 Germany

10.2 France

10.3 United Kingdom

  11. Europe CBM Market by Applications

11.1 Introduction

11.2 Power Generation

11.3 Industrial

11.4 Commercial

11.5 Residential

11.6 Transportation

  12. Europe CBM Market by Applications and by Country

12.1 Germany

12.2 France

12.3 United Kingdom

  13. Europe CBM Market by Fracturing Fluids

13.1 Water Requirement

13.2 Proppant Requiremnt

13.2.1 Types of Proppants Silica Resin-Coated Sand Ceramic Proppants

13.2.2 Major Suppliers of Proppants

  14. Company Profiles

14.1 Baker Hughes

14.2 BG Group PLC

14.3 BP PLC

14.4 Blue Energy Ltd.

14.5 Arrow Energy

14.6 ConocoPhillips

14.7 China United Coal Bed Methane Co.

14.8 Halliburton Co.

14.9 Dart Energy Ltd.

14.10 Encana Corp.

14.11 Nexen Inc.

14.12 Santos Ltd.

  15. Compeitition

15.1 Overview

15.1.1 Market Share of Key Companies, By Country

15.1.2 Market Share of Key Companies, by Equipment

  16. Competitive Landscape

16.1 Deal Summary

16.1.1 Acquisition

16.1.2 Private Equity

16.1.3 Equity Offerings

16.1.4 Debt Offerings

16.1.5 Partnerships

16.1.6 Asset Transactions

16.2 Recent Developments

16.2.1 New Technology Inventions

16.2.2 New Contract Announcements

  17. Appendix

17.1 Sources

17.2 Abbreviations

17.3 Market Definition

17.3.1 Methodology

17.3.2 Coverage

17.3.3 Secondary Research

17.3.4 Primary Research

17.3.5 Expert Panel Validation

17.4 Contact Us

17.5 Disclaimer


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