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United States 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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DEC 2017

United States 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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United States 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.   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.   Nearly 80 per cent of the total 750 trillion cubic feet of technically recoverable shale gas resources are located in the Northeast, Gulf Coast, and Southwest regions. The largest shale gas plays are the Marcellus shale (410.3 trillion cubic feet), Haynesville shale (74.7 trillion cubic feet), and Barnett shale (43.4 trillion cubic feet).  

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 Overview

  3 Oil and Gas Market Outlook

3.1 Oil Market Outlook

3.1.1 Global Oil Consumption

3.1.2 Global Oil Production

3.2 Natural Gas Market Outlook

3.2.1 Global Natural Gas Consumption

3.2.2 Global Natural Gas Production

  4 Oil and Gas Prices Outlook

4.1 Crude Oil Prices Outlook

4.1.1 Short-Term Crude Oil Price Forecast

4.1.2 Long-Term Crude Oil Price Forecast

4.2 Natural Gas Prices Outlook

4.2.1 Short Term Natural Gas Price Forecast

4.2.2 Long Term Natural Gas Price Forecast

  5 Drivers and Constraints

5.1 Drivers

5.1.1 Shale Boom

5.1.2 Production Benefits

5.1.3 Downstream Opportunities

5.2 Constraints

5.2.1 Environmental Issues

5.2.2 Impact of U.S LNG Imports on Asian Companies

  6 Investments in U.S. Gas Shales

  7 United States Shale Review

7.1 Overview

7.2 Principle Plays Comparison

7.3 Principle Plays – Production and Reserves

7.4 Shale Description

7.4.1 Marcellus Shale

7.4.1.1 Description

7.4.1.2 Resource Estimate

7.4.1.3 Active Companies

7.4.1.4 Well Costs

7.4.2 Devonian Big Sandy Shale Play

7.4.2.1 Description

7.4.2.2 Resource Estimate

7.4.2.3 Active Companies

7.4.2.4 Well Costs

7.4.3 Devonian Low Thermal Maturity & Greater Siltstone Shale Gas Plays

7.4.3.1 Description

7.4.3.2 Resource Estimate

7.4.3.3 Active Companies

7.4.3.4 Well Costs

7.4.4 New Albany Play

7.4.4.1 Description

7.4.4.2 Resource Estimate

7.4.4.3 Active Companies

7.4.4.4 Well Costs

7.4.5 Antrim Shale

7.4.5.1 Description

7.4.5.2 Resource Estimate

7.4.5.3 Active Companies

7.4.5.4 Well Costs

  8 Gulf Coast Region Shale Summary

8.1 Haynesville 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 Eagle 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 Floyd-Neal/Conasauga Shale Gas 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 Mid-Continent Regional Summary

9.1 Fayetteville 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 Wood Ford Shale

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 Cana Wood Ford 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 South West Regional Summary

10.1 Barnett Shale

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 Barnett-Wood Ford Shale 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 Avalon & Bone Springs Shale 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

  11 Rocky Mountain Regional Summary

11.1 Hilliard-Baxter-Mancos Shale Gas 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

11.2 Lewis Shale Gas Play

11.2.1 Description

11.2.2 Resource Estimate

11.2.3 Active Companies

11.2.4 Well Costs

11.2.5 Current Activity

11.3 Mancos Shale Gas Play

11.3.1 Description

11.3.2 Resource Estimate

11.3.3 Active Companies

11.3.4 Well Costs

11.3.5 Current Activity

11.4 Bakken Shale Oil Play

11.4.1 Description

11.4.2 Resource Estimate

11.4.3 Active Companies

11.4.4 Well Costs

11.4.5 Current Activity

  12 West Coast Regional Summary

12.1 Montrey/Santos Shale Oil Play

12.1.1 Description

12.1.2 Resource Estimate

12.1.3 Active Companies

12.1.4 Well Costs

12.1.5 Current Activity

  13 Shale Opportunities

  14 Major Oil and Gas Companies

14.1 Petrobras

14.2 Statoil ASA

14.3 Royal Dutch Shell Plc

14.4 ExxonMobil

14.5 Total

14.6 BP Plc

14.7 Weatherford International

14.8 Cudd Energy Services

14.9 Baker Hughes

14.10 Halliburton

  15 Financial Deals Landscape

15.1 Detailed Deal Summary

15.1.1 Acquisition

15.1.2 Private Equity

15.1.3 Equity Offerings

15.1.4 Debt Offerings

15.1.5 Partnerships

15.1.6 Asset Transactions

  16 Appendix

16.1 Sources

16.2 Abbreviations

16.3 Market Definition

16.3.1 Methodology

16.3.2 Coverage

16.3.3 Secondary Research

16.3.4 Primary Research

16.3.5 Expert Panel Validation

16.4 Contact Us

16.5 Disclaimer

 

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