North American Shale Business Overview - Resource Estimates, Opportunities, EUR and Well Spacing Details, Competitive Landscape, Key Company Information - Growth Trends and Forecasts (2017-2022)

North American Shale Business Overview - Resource Estimates, Opportunities, EUR and Well Spacing Details, Competitive Landscape, Key Company Information - Growth Trends and Forecasts (2017-2022)

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North American Shale Business Overview

The use of horizontal drilling along with hydraulic fracturing have expanded the ability of the producers to economically recover crude oil and natural gas from low-permeability geologic plays-particularly shale plays. Shale gas production did not occur on a large scale until Mitchell Energy and Development Corporation experimented during the 1980s and 1990s to make deep shale gas production a commercial reality in the Barnett Shale in North-Central Texas. Then the companies aggressively entered the play as the success is apparent, so that by 2005, Barnett shale was alone producing about 0.5 trillion cubic feet of shale gas per year.

As producers gained confidence in the ability to produce natural gas profitably in the Barnett Shale, with confirmation provided by results from the Fayetteville Shale in Arkansas, they began pursuing other shale plays, including Haynesville, Marcellus, Woodford, Eagle Ford, and others. Although the shale gas development has been happening for the past three to four decades, it was not until the past 15 years that it has seen as a potential game changer for the U.S. gas market.

The proliferation of activity into new shale plays has increased dry shale gas production in the United States from 1.0 trillion cubic feet in 2006 to 4.8 trillion cubic feet, or 23 percent of total U.S. dry natural gas production, in 2010.Oil production from shale plays, particularly Bakken in North Dakota and Montana has also grown up rapidly the recent years.  

The oil and gas industry in Canada was founded upon production of oil and natural gas from conventional reservoirs, because they are the easiest to get out of the ground. However, conventional reservoirs are the smallest portion of Canadas total oil and gas resources. Ironically, what are referred to as unconventional reservoirs contain a far greater proportion of Canadas hydrocarbon resources. The terms conventional and unconventional actually refer to the reservoir rock quality because oil and gas cannot be distinguished.  

Industry needs to develop unconventional resources, such as tight oil, tight gas and shale gas, in order to have a continued supply of oil and gas now and into the future. Unconventional gas already accounts for more than 25% of the Canadian natural gas supply. Most of the activity directed at new production in Canada is unconventional so it is fair to say that unconventional has become conventional. Currently, between Alberta and British Columbia over 175,000 wells have been stimulated using hydraulic fracturing.  

Canadian regulators and the natural gas industry are focused on the protection of surface and ground water and the mitigation of risk. All Canadian jurisdictions regulate the interface between water and the natural gas industry, and the application of evolving hydraulic fracturing techniques for unconventional gas development is no exception.  

This report discusses about North American shale gas plays by giving the details of geological setting, resource estimate, reservoir properties, companies operating in that shale area, current activity, key company information and competitive landscape.

1 Introduction

1.1 Description

1.2 Report Guidance

  2 Oil and Gas Market Outlook

2.1 Oil Market Outlook

2.1.1 Global Oil Consumption

2.1.2 Global Oil Production

2.2 Natural Gas Market Outlook

2.2.1 Global Natural Gas Consumption

2.2.2 Global Natural Gas Production

  3 Oil and Gas Prices Outlook

3.1 Crude Oil Prices Outlook

3.1.1 Short-Term Crude Oil Price Forecast

3.1.2 Long-Term Crude Oil Price Forecast

3.2 Natural Gas Prices Outlook

3.2.1 Short Term Natural Gas Price Forecast

3.2.2 Long Term Natural Gas Price Forecast

 

4.1 Drivers

4.1.1 Shale Boom

4.1.2 Production Benefits

4.1.3 Downstream Opportunities

4.2 Constraints

4.2.1 Environmental Issues

4.2.2 Impact of U.S LNG Imports on Asian Companies

  5 Investments in U.S. Gas Shales   6 United States Shale Review

6.1 Overview

6.2 Principle Plays Comparison

6.3 Principle Plays – Production and Reserves

6.4 Shale Description

6.4.1 Marcellus Shale

6.4.1.1 Description

6.4.1.2 Resource Estimate

6.4.1.3 Active Companies

6.4.1.4 Well Costs

6.4.2 Devonian Big Sandy Shale Play

6.4.2.1 Description

6.4.2.2 Resource Estimate

6.4.2.3 Active Companies

6.4.2.4 Well Costs

6.4.3 Devonian Low Thermal Maturity & Greater Siltstone Shale Gas Plays

6.4.3.1 Description

6.4.3.2 Resource Estimate

6.4.3.3 Active Companies

6.4.3.4 Well Costs

6.4.4 New Albany Play

6.4.4.1 Description

6.4.4.2 Resource Estimate

6.4.4.3 Active Companies

6.4.4.4 Well Costs

6.4.5 Antrim Shale

6.4.5.1 Description

6.4.5.2 Resource Estimate

6.4.5.3 Active Companies

6.4.5.4 Well Costs

  7 Gulf Coast Region Shale Summary

7.1 Haynesville Shale

7.1.1 Description

7.1.2 Resource Estimate

7.1.3 Active Companies

7.1.4 Well Costs

7.1.5 Current Activity

7.2 Eagle Ford Shale

7.2.1 Description

7.2.2 Resource Estimate

7.2.3 Active Companies

7.2.4 Well Costs

7.2.5 Current Activity

7.3 Floyd-Neal/Conasauga Shale Gas Play

7.3.1 Description

7.3.2 Resource Estimate

7.3.3 Active Companies

7.3.4 Well Costs

7.3.5 Current Activity

  8 Mid-Continent Regional Summary

8.1 Fayetteville Shale

8.1.1 Description

8.1.2 Resource Estimate

8.1.3 Active Companies

8.1.4 Well Costs

8.1.5 Current Activity

8.2 Wood Ford Shale

8.2.1 Description

8.2.2 Resource Estimate

8.2.3 Active Companies

8.2.4 Well Costs

8.2.5 Current Activity

8.3 Cana Wood Ford Shale Play

8.3.1 Description

8.3.2 Resource Estimate

8.3.3 Active Companies

8.3.4 Well Costs

8.3.5 Current Activity

  9 South West Regional Summary

9.1 Barnett Shale

9.1.1 Description

9.1.2 Resource Estimate

9.1.3 Active Companies

9.1.4 Well Costs

9.1.5 Current Activity

9.2 Barnett-Wood Ford Shale Play

9.2.1 Description

9.2.2 Resource Estimate

9.2.3 Active Companies

9.2.4 Well Costs

9.2.5 Current Activity

9.3 Avalon & Bone Springs Shale Play

9.3.1 Description

9.3.2 Resource Estimate

9.3.3 Active Companies

9.3.4 Well Costs

9.3.5 Current Activity

  10 Rocky Mountain Regional Summary

10.1 Hilliard-Baxter-Mancos Shale Gas Play

10.1.1 Description

10.1.2 Resource Estimate

10.1.3 Active Companies

10.1.4 Well Costs

10.1.5 Current Activity

10.2 Lewis Shale Gas Play

10.2.1 Description

10.2.2 Resource Estimate

10.2.3 Active Companies

10.2.4 Well Costs

10.2.5 Current Activity

10.3 Mancos Shale Gas Play

10.3.1 Description

10.3.2 Resource Estimate

10.3.3 Active Companies

10.3.4 Well Costs

10.3.5 Current Activity

10.4 Bakken Shale Oil Play

10.4.1 Description

10.4.2 Resource Estimate

10.4.3 Active Companies

10.4.4 Well Costs

10.4.5 Current Activity

  11 West Coast Regional Summary

11.1 Montrey/Santos Shale Oil Play

11.1.1 Description

11.1.2 Resource Estimate

11.1.3 Active Companies

11.1.4 Well Costs

11.1.5 Current Activity

  12 Canada

12.1 Shale Review

12.2 British Columbia and North West Territories

12.2.1 Horn River Basin

12.2.1.1 Geological Setting

12.2.1.2 Reservoir Properties

12.2.1.3 Resource Estimate

12.2.1.4 Recent Activity

12.2.2 Cordova Embayment

12.2.2.1 Geological Setting

12.2.2.2 Reservoir Properties

12.2.2.3 Resource Estimate

12.2.2.4 Recent Activity

12.2.3 Liard Basin

12.2.3.1 Geological Setting

12.2.3.2 Reservoir Properties

12.2.3.3 Resource Estimate

12.2.3.4 Recent Activity

12.2.4 DOIG Phosphate Shale/Deep Basin

12.2.4.1 Geological Setting

12.2.4.2 Reservoir Properties

12.2.4.3 Resource Estimate

12.2.4.4 Recent Activity

12.2.5 Montney and DOIG Resource Plays

12.2.6 Canol Shale

12.3 Alberta

12.3.1 Shale Review

12.3.1.1 Basal Banff/Exshaw Shale

12.3.1.1.1 Geological Setting

12.3.1.1.2 Reservoir Properties

12.3.1.1.3 Resource Estimate

12.3.1.1.4 Recent Activity

12.3.1.2 Duvernay Shale East and West Shale Basin

12.3.1.2.1 Geological Setting

12.3.1.2.2 Reservoir Properties

12.3.1.2.3 Resource Estimate

12.3.1.2.4 Recent Activity

12.3.1.3 Nordegg Shale/Deep Basin

12.3.1.3.1 Geological Setting

12.3.1.3.2 Reservoir Properties

12.3.1.3.3 Resource Estimate

12.3.1.3.4 Recent Activity

12.3.1.4 Muskwa Shale

12.3.1.4.1 Geological Setting

12.3.1.4.2 Reservoir Properties

12.3.1.4.3 Resource Estimate

12.3.1.4.4 Recent Activity

12.3.1.5 Colorado Group

12.3.1.5.1 Geological Setting

12.3.1.5.2 Reservoir Properties

12.3.1.5.3 Resource Estimate

12.3.1.5.4 Recent Activity

12.4 Saskatchewan/Manitoba

12.4.1 Williston Basin/Bakken Shale

12.4.1.1 Geological Setting

12.4.1.2 Reservoir Properties

12.4.1.3 Resource Estimate

12.4.1.4 Recent Activity

12.5 Eastern Canada

12.5.1 Shale Review

12.5.1.1 Appalachian Fold Belt

12.5.1.1.1 Geological Setting

12.5.1.1.2 Reservoir Properties

12.5.1.1.3 Resource Estimate

12.5.1.1.4 Recent Activity

12.5.1.2 Windsor Basin (Nova Scotia)/Horton Bluff Shale

12.5.1.2.1 Geological Setting

12.5.1.2.2 Reservoir Properties

12.5.1.2.3 Resource Estimate

12.5.1.2.4 Recent Activity

12.5.1.3 Moncton Sub-basin (New Brunswick)/Frederick Brook Shale

12.6 Shale Opportunities

  13 Major Oil and Gas Companies

13.1 Petrobras

13.2 Statoil ASA

13.3 Royal Dutch Shell Plc

13.4 ExxonMobil

13.5 Total

13.6 BP Plc

13.7 Weatherford International

13.8 Cudd Energy Services

13.9 Baker Hughes

13.10 Halliburton

  14 Financial Deals Landscape

14.1 Detailed Deal Summary

14.1.1 Acquisition

14.1.2 Private Equity

14.1.3 Equity Offerings

14.1.4 Debt Offerings

14.1.5 Partnerships

14.1.6 Asset Transactions

  15 Appendix

15.1 Sources

15.2 Abbreviations

15.3 Market Definition

15.3.1 Methodology

15.3.2 Coverage

15.3.3 Secondary Research

15.3.4 Primary Research

15.3.5 Expert Panel Validation

15.4 Contact Us

15.5 Disclaimer

 

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