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North America Unconventional Gas Industry - Set to Regain Momentum Post Current Crisis

  • Published: December 2009
  • Region: America, North America, United States
  • 147 Pages
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“North America Unconventional Gas Industry - Set to Regain Momentum Post Current Crisis” The study, which is an offering from the company’s Energy Research Group, provides an in-depth analysis the unconventional natural gas industry in North America, detailing the major sources and key challenges and prospects for their development. The report provides an outlook for the overall natural gas industry in North America (the US and Canada) with forecasts till 2020, analyzing the growing importance of unconventional natural gas production in the industry. The report provides detailed analysis of 7 major shale gas plays and 2 major Coal Bed Methane (CBM) basins in North America analyzing the drilling details, cost trends, historical forecast and major players in each play. The report also provides the production forecast for each of these plays to 2020. The report is built using the data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in house analysis by a team of industry experts.

North America’s natural gas supply composition is currently undergoing a dramatic shift from conventional towards more unconventional gas sources READ MORE >

1 TOC
1 Table of Contents
1.1 List of Tables
1.2 List of Figures

2 North America Unconventional Gas Industry – An Introduction
2.1 Overview
2.2 Report Guidance

3 North American Unconventional Gas Industry
3.1 Major Unconventional Natural Gas Sources in North America
3.1.1 Shale gas
3.1.2 Coal Bed Methane
3.1.3 Tight Gas Sands
3.1.4 Gas Hydrates
3.2 North American Shale Gas Industry: Status, Challenges and Prospects
3.2.1 North American Gas Shale Industry: Current Status
3.2.2 North American Gas Shale Industry: Major Challenges
3.2.3 North American Gas Shale Industry: Major Prospects
3.3 North American Coalbed Methane Industry: Status, Challenges and Prospects
3.3.1 North American Coal Bed Methane Industry: Current Status
3.3.2 North American Coal Bed Methane Industry: Major Challenges
3.3.3 North American Coal Bed Methane Industry: Major Prospects
3.4 North American Tight Gas Sands Industry: Status, Challenges and Prospects
3.4.1 North American Tight Gas Industry: Current Status
3.4.2 North American Tight Gas Industry: Major Challenges
3.4.3 North American Tight Gas Industry: Major Prospects
3.5 North American Gas Hydrates: Status, Challenges and Prospects
3.5.1 North American Gas Hydrates Industry: Current Status
3.5.2 North American Gas Hydrates Industry: Major Challenges
3.5.3 North American Gas Hydrates Industry: Major Prospects

4 North American Unconventional Gas Industry, Outlook to 2020
4.1 North American Unconventional Gas, Growth in Production, 2008-2020
4.1.1 North America, Unconventional Natural Gas Production Growth, 2008-20
4.1.2 The US, Unconventional Natural Gas Production Growth, 2008-20
4.1.3 Canada, Unconventional Natural Gas Production Growth, 2008-20
4.2 North American Unconventional Gas, Major Emerging Plays
4.3 North American Unconventional Gas, Future Trends
4.3.1 As Natural Gas Prices Recover, The Shale Plays Will Become The Hottest Play In North America
4.3.2 The Development Of Unconventional Natural Gas In North America Will Hit The LNG Import Industry
4.3.3 The Unconventional Natural Gas Industry Will Attract Huge Investments In The Next Decade
4.3.4 The Growing Production From Shale Gas In North America Could Change The Demand- Supply Scenario Globally
4.3.5 The Industry Is Expected To Grow At A Rapid Pace With Major International Oil Companies Entering The Unconventional Plays
4.3.6 The Growth Of Shale Gas Plays In North America Will Lead To Growth Of Shale gas Plays Globally

5 Antrim Shale
5.1 Antrim Shale, Play Activity Analysis
5.2 Antrim Shale, Operational Overview
5.2.1 Antrim Shale, Production Trends, 2003-2020
5.2.2 Antrim Shale, Drilling Activity, 2008
5.3 Antrim Shale, Competitive Landscape
5.3.1 Antrim Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2008
5.4 Antrim Shale, Top 5 Companies Analysis
5.4.1 Atlas Energy Resources
5.4.2 HighMount Midwest Energy LLC
5.4.3 BreitBurn Energy Partners LP
5.4.4 Terra Energy Ltd
5.4.5 Ward Lake Energy
5.5 Antrim Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2004-08

6 Barnett Shale
6.1 Barnett Shale, Play Activity Analysis
6.2 Barnett Shale, Operational Overview
6.2.1 Barnett Shale, Well Profile
6.2.2 Barnett Shale, Production Trends, 2003-2020
6.2.3 Barnett Shale, Cost Trends, 2009
6.2.4 Barnett Shale, Drilling Activity, 2004-2009
6.3 Barnett Shale, Competitive Landscape
6.3.1 Barnett Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009
6.3.2 Barnett Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2008
6.4 Barnett Shale, Top 5 Companies Analysis
6.4.1 Devon Energy
6.4.2 Chesapeake Energy
6.4.3 XTO Energy
6.4.4 EOG Resources
6.4.5 Quicksilver Corporation
6.5 Barnett Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2006-2009

7 Fayetteville Shale
7.1 Fayetteville Shale, Play Activity Analysis
7.2 Fayetteville Shale, Operational Overview
7.2.1 Fayetteville Shale, Well Profile
7.2.2 Fayetteville Shale, Production Trends, 2004-2020
7.2.3 Fayetteville Shale, Cost Trends, 2009
7.2.4 Fayetteville Shale, Drilling Activity, 2009
7.3 Fayetteville Shale, Competitive Landscape
7.3.1 Fayetteville Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009
7.3.2 Fayetteville Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2008
7.4 Fayetteville Shale, Top Five Companies Analysis
7.4.1 Southwestern Energy
7.4.2 Chesapeake Energy
7.4.3 Petrohawk Energy
7.4.4 XTO Energy
7.4.5 Hallwood Energy
7.5 Fayetteville Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2006-2009

8 Haynesville Shale
8.1 Haynesville Shale, Play Activity Analysis
8.2 Haynesville Shale, Operational Overview
8.2.1 Haynesville Shale, Well Profile
8.2.2 Haynesville Shale, Production Trends, 2008-2020
8.2.3 Haynesville Shale, Cost Trends, 2009
8.2.4 Haynesville Shale, Drilling Activity, 2009
8.3 Haynesville Shale, Competitive Landscape
8.3.1 Haynesville Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009
8.3.2 Haynesville Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2008
8.4 Haynesville Shale, Top 5 Companies Analysis
8.4.1 Devon Energy
8.4.2 Chesapeake Energy
8.4.3 Encana Oil & Gas
8.4.4 Petrohawk Energy Corporation
8.4.5 Forest Oil Corporation
8.5 Haynesville Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2008-09

9 Horn River Shale
9.1 Horn River Shale, Play Activity Analysis
9.2 Horn River Shale, Operational Overview
9.2.1 Horn River Shale, Production Trends, 2008-2020
9.2.2 Horn River Shale, Cost Trends, 2009
9.2.3 Horn River Shale, Drilling Activity, 2009
9.3 Horn River Shale, Competitive Landscape
9.3.1 Horn River Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009
9.4 Horn River Shale, Top Companies Analysis
9.4.1 EnCana Corporation and Apache Corporation
9.4.2 Exxon Mobil Corporation
9.4.3 Devon
9.4.4 EOG Resources
9.4.5 Quicksilver Resources
9.4.6 Nexen
9.5 Horn River Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2007-2009

10 Marcellus Shale
10.1 Marcellus Shale, Play Activity Analysis
10.2 Marcellus Shale, Operational Overview
10.2.1 Marcellus Shale, Well Profile
10.2.2 Marcellus Shale, Production Trends, 2008-2020
10.2.3 Marcellus Shale, Cost Trends, 2009
10.2.4 Marcellus Shale, Drilling Activity, 2009
10.3 Marcellus Shale, Competitive Landscape
10.3.1 Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009
10.4 Marcellus Shale, Top Five Companies Analysis
10.4.1 Chesapeake Energy
10.4.2 Range Resources
10.4.3 Statoil
10.4.4 Atlas Energy Resources
10.5 Marcellus Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2007-2009

11 Woodford Shale
11.1 Woodford Shale, Play Activity Analysis
11.2 Woodford Shale, Operational Overview
11.2.1 Woodford Shale, Well Profile
11.2.2 Woodford Shale, Production Trends, 2003-2020
11.2.3 Woodford Shale, Cost Trends, 2009
11.2.4 Woodford Shale, Drilling Activity, 2009
11.3 Woodford Shale, Competitive Landscape
11.3.1 Woodford Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009
11.3.2 Woodford Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2008
11.4 Woodford Shale, Top 5 Companies Detailed Analysis
11.4.1 Newfield Exploration
11.4.2 Devon Energy
11.4.3 XTO Energy
11.4.4 BP America
11.4.5 Pablo Energy
11.5 Woodford Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2007-2009

12 Powder River Coal Bed Methane
12.1 Powder River Coal Bed Methane, Play Activity Analysis
12.2 Powder River CBM, Operational Overview
12.2.1 Powder River CBM, Production Trends, 2003-2020
12.2.2 Powder River CBM, Drilling Activity, 2008
12.3 Powder River CBM, Competitive Landscape
12.3.1 Powder River CBM, Major Companies by Production, 2008
12.4 Powder River CBM, Top Five Companies Detailed Analysis
12.4.1 Williams Companies
12.4.2 Lance Oil & Gas Company
12.4.3 Anadarko Petroleum
12.4.4 Yates Petroleum Corporation
12.4.5 Pennaco Energy Incorporated
12.5 Powder River CBM, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2005-2009

13 San Juan Basin CBM
13.1 San Juan Basin, Play Activity Analysis
13.2 San Juan Basin, Operational Overview
13.2.1 San Juan Basin, Production Trends, 2003-2020
13.2.2 San Juan Basin, Drilling Activity, 2008
13.3 San Juan Basin, Competitive Landscape
13.3.1 San Juan Basin, Major Companies by Production, 2008
13.4 San Juan Basin, Top Five Companies Analysis
13.4.1 ConocoPhillips
13.4.2 BP America
13.4.3 Energen Resources
13.4.4 Devon Energy
13.4.5 Williams Production
13.5 San Juan Basin, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2006-2008

14 Appendix
14.1 Methodology
14.1.1 Coverage
14.1.2 Secondary Research
14.1.3 Primary Research
14.1.4 Expert Panel Validation
14.2 Abbreviations
14.3 Contact Us
14.4 About Global Markets Direct
14.5 Disclaimer

1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: Canada, Coal Bed Methane, Resource Estimates, 2009
Table 2: North America Natural Gas Industry, Growth In Natural Gas Production, Bcf/d, 2008-2020
Table 3: North America, Percentage Growth In the Share Of Unconventional Gas In Overall Production, 2008-2020
Table 4: North America, Forecasted Unconventional Natural Gas Production, Bcf/d, 2008-2020
Table 5: The US, Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2008-2020
Table 6: Canada, Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2008-20
Table 7: North America, Forecasted Natural gas Production from Major Shale Plays, 2008-2020
Table 8: North America, Comparison Of Major Shale Plays, 2009
Table 9: US, Planned LNG Regasification Terminals, Bcf, 2010-2015
Table 10: Antrim Shale Characteristics (Industry Average Numbers)
Table 11: Antrim Shale, Historical and Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2009-2020
Table 12: Antrim Shale, Total Number Of Producing Wells, 2003-2008
Table 13: Antrim Shale, Percentage Share Of Major Companies In Total Production, 2008
Table 14: Antrim Shale, Top Operators By Production, 2008
Table 15: Antrim Shale, Major Deals, 2004-09
Table 16: Barnett Shale Characteristics (Industry Average Numbers)
Table 17: Barnett Shale, Average Decline Rates Per Well
Table 18: Barnett Shale, Historical and Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2009-2020
Table 19: Barnett Shale, Cost Per Well For Major Companies Operating, 2009
Table 20: Barnett Shale, Finding and Development Cost Per Mcf, 2009
Table 21: Barnett Shale, Number of Drilling Permits, 2004 to August 2009
Table 22: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Wells Drilled, 1993-2008
Table 23: Barnett Shale, Top Companies by Acreage, 2009
Table 24: Barnett Shale, Top Natural Gas Producing Companies, 2008
Table 25: Devon Energy, Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, 2006-08, MMBOE
Table 26: Devon Energy, Barnett Shale, Key Operation Parameters, 2009
Table 27: Chesapeake Energy, Barnett Shale, Key Operation Parameters, 2009
Table 28: Chesapeake Energy, Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, 2006-08, Bcf
Table 29: XTO Energy, Barnett Shale, Key Operation Parameters, 2009
Table 30: Barnett Shale, Top 10 Deals By Deal Value, 2006-2009
Table 31: Fayetteville Shale Characteristics (Industry Average Numbers)
Table 32: Fayetteville Shale, Average Decline Rates Per Well, 2009
Table 33: Fayetteville Shale Play, Historical And Forecasted Production, 2004-2020
Table 34: Fayetteville Shale, Cost Per Well (Million $), 2009
Table 35: Fayetteville Shale, Finding and Development Cost Per Mcf, 2009
Table 36: Fayetteville Shale, Number of New Completed Wells, 2004-August 2009
Table 37: Fayetteville Shale, Top Companies By Acreage, 2009
Table 38: Fayetteville Shale, Share in Production By Major Companies, 2008
Table 39: Fayetteville Shale, Top Companies By Production, 2008
Table 40: Southwestern Energy, Fayetteville Shale Play, Key Operational Parameters, 2009
Table 41: Fayetteville Shale, Well Performance, 2007-2009
Table 42: Chesapeake Energy, Fayetteville Shale Play, Key Operational Parameters, 2009
Table 43: Petrohawk Energy, Fayetteville Shale Play, Key Operational Parameters, 2009
Table 44: XTO Energy, Fayetteville Shale Play, Key Operational Parameters, 2009
Table 45: Fayetteville Shale Play, Top 10 Deals By Deal Value, 2006-2009
Table 46: Haynesville Shale Characteristics (Industry Average Numbers), 2009
Table 47: Haynesville Shale, Average Decline Rates Per Well
Table 48: Haynesville Shale, Initial Production Rates Of Wells Drilled By Major Companies
Table 49: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Production 2008-2009
Table 50: Haynesville Shale Play, Forecasted Production Growth, 2008-2020
Table 51: Haynesville Shale, Cost Per Well ($m), 2009
Table 52: Haynesville Shale, Finding And Development Cost Per Mcfe, 2009
Table 53: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Wells by Quarter/Year, 2008-2009
Table 54: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Major Companies by Total Number Of Wells Drilled, October 2009
Table 55: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators By Acreage, 2009
Table 56: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators by Production, 2008
Table 57: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators By Production, January to August 2009
Table 58: Chesapeake Energy, Haynesville Shale, Key Operational Parameters, 2009
Table 59: Chesapeake Energy, Major Wells Drilled In Haynesville Shale, First and Second Quarter 2009
Table 60: Petrohawk Energy, Haynesville Shale, Key Operational Parameters, 2009
Table 61: Haynesville Shale, Top 10 Deals By Deal Value, 2008-09
Table 62: Horn River Shale, Key Characteristics, 2009
Table 63: Horn River Shale, Initial Production For Major Companies, 2008-2009
Table 64: Horn River Shale, Forecasted Production, Bcfe, 2010-2020
Table 65: Horn River Shale, Top Companies By Acreage, 2009
Table 66: Horn River Shale, Major Deals, 2007-2009 YTD
Table 67: Marcellus Shale, Key Characteristics, 2009
Table 68: Marcellus Shale Well, Expected Decline Rates, 2009
Table 69: Marcellus Shale, Average Initial Production Rates, Mmcfe/d, 2009
Table 70: Marcellus Shale, Forecasted Production, Mmcfe/d, 2008-2020
Table 71: Marcellus Shale, Cost Per Well For Major Companies, 2008-2009
Table 72: Marcellus Shale (Pennsylvania), Number Of Wells Drilled, January to October 2009
Table 73: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies By Acreage, 2009
Table 74: Chesapeake Energy, Marcellus Shale Key Operational Parameters, 2009
Table 75: Range Resources, Marcellus Shale Production, 2007-2010
Table 76: Marcellus Shale, Top 10 Deals by Deal Value, 2007-2009
Table 77: Woodford Shale, Major Characteristics, 2009
Table 78: Woodford Shale, Typical Well Decline Rates, 2009
Table 79: Woodford Shale, Historical and Forecasted Production, 2003-2020
Table 80: Woodford Shale, Cost Per Well For Major Companies, $m, 2009
Table 81: Woodford Shale, Finding And Development Cost For Major Companies,($ per Mcfe), 2009
Table 82: Woodford Shale, Number Of Wells Drilled, 2003-2008
Table 83: Woodford Shale, Top Companies by Net Acreage, 2009
Table 84: Woodford Shale, Production Share Of Major Companies, 2008
Table 85: Woodford Shale, Top Companies by Production, 2008
Table 86: Woodford Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2007-2009
Table 87: Representative Powder River Basin, Reservoir Properties in Partition 8, 2009
Table 88: Powder River Basin, Forecasted Production, 2009-2020
Table 89: Powder River Basin, Number of Wells Drilled, 1998-2008
Table 90: Powder River Basin, Top Companies By Production, 2008
Table 91: Williams Company, Powder River Basin, Key Operational Parameters, 2009
Table 92: Williams Company, Powder River Basin, Growth In Reserves And Production,2006-2008
Table 93: Anadarko Petroleum, Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008
Table 94: Yates Petroleum, Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008
Table 95: Pennaco Energy, Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008
Table 96: Powder River Basin, Major Deals By Deal Value, 2005-2009
Table 97: San Juan Basin, Historical and Forecasted Production, 2003-2020
Table 98: San Juan Basin, Number of Producing Wells By Major Companies, 2007-2008
Table 99: San Juan Basin, Major Companies By Production, 2008
Table 100: San Juan Basin, Major Deals By Deal Value, 2006-2009

1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Major Shale Gas Basins in The US, 2009
Figure 2: Major Shale Gas Basins in Canada, 2009
Figure 3: North America, Major Coal Bed Methane Basins, 2009
Figure 4: Canada, Coal Bed Methane, Resource Estimates, 2009
Figure 5: US, Lower 48, Major Tight Gas Plays, 2009
Figure 6: Canada, Distribution Of Potential Tight Gas Regions In Canada, 2009
Figure 7: North America Natural Gas Industry, Growth In Natural Gas Production, Bcf/d, 2008-2020
Figure 8: North America, Percentage Growth In the Share Of Unconventional Gas In Overall Production, 2008-2020
Figure 9: North America, Forecasted Unconventional Natural Gas Production, Bcf/d, 2008-2020
Figure 10: The US, Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2008-2020
Figure 11: Canada, Forecasted Natural Gas Production , 2008-2020
Figure 12: North America, Forecasted Natural gas Production from Major Shale Plays, 2008-2020
Figure 13: North America, Comparison Of Well Profile Of Major Shale Plays, 2009
Figure 14: Natural Gas Prices, $ Per MMbtu, 2008- Oct 2009
Figure 15: Antrim Shale, Historical and Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2003-2020
Figure 16: Antrim Shale, Number of Wells Drilled, 2003-2008
Figure 17: Antrim Shale, Percentage Share Of Major Companies In Total Production, 2008
Figure 18: Antrim Shale, Top Operators By Production, 2008
Figure 19: Atlas Energy, Antrim Shale Acreage Position, 2009
Figure 20: Barnett Shale Play, Key Activity Area, March 2009
Figure 21: Barnett Shale Play, Production Curve, 2009
Figure 22: Barnett Shale, Historical and Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2003-2020
Figure 23: Barnett Shale, Number of Drilling Permits, 2004 to August 2009
Figure 24: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Wells Drilled, 1993-2008
Figure 25: Barnett Shale, Top Companies by Acreage, 2009
Figure 26: Barnett Shale, Top Natural Gas Producing Companies, 2008
Figure 27: Devon, Barnett Shale Acreage Position, 2009
Figure 28: Devon Energy, Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, 2006-2008, MMBOE
Figure 29: Chesapeake Energy, Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, 2006-08, Bcf
Figure 30: Barnett Shale Play, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2006-2009
Figure 31: Fayetteville Shale, Location, 2009
Figure 32: Fayetteville Shale Play, Production Curve, 2009
Figure 33: Fayetteville Shale Play, Historical And Forecasted Production, 2004-2020
Figure 34: Fayetteville Shale, Number of New Completed Wells, 2004-August 2009
Figure 35: Fayetteville Shale, Growth In Horizontal wells, 2004-2008
Figure 36: Fayetteville Shale, Top Companies By Acreage, 2009
Figure 37: Fayetteville Shale, Share in Production By Major Companies, 2008
Figure 38: Fayetteville Shale, Top Companies By Production, 2008
Figure 39: Southwestern Energy, Acreage Position In Fayetteville Shale, 2009
Figure 40: Fayetteville Shale Play, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2006-09
Figure 41: Haynesville-Bossier Shale Play, Location, 2009
Figure 42: Haynesville Shale Play, Production Curve , 2009
Figure 43: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Production 2008-09
Figure 44: Haynesville Shale Play, Forecasted Production Growth, 2008-2020
Figure 45: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Wells by Quarter/Year, 2008-2009
Figure 46: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Major Companies by Total Number Of Wells Drilled, October 2009
Figure 47: East Texas Haynesville/Bossier Shale Play, Total Number Of Wells Drilled, 2008-2009
Figure 48: Haynesville/Bossier Shale Play, Horizontal Wells By Companies, 2009
Figure 49: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators by Acreage, 2009
Figure 50: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators by Production, 2008
Figure 51: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators By Production, January to August 2009
Figure 52: Haynesville Shale Play, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2008-09
Figure 53: Horn River Shale Play, Location
Figure 54: Horn River Shale, Forecasted Production, Bcfe, 2010-2020
Figure 55: Horn River Shale, Major Players By Acreage Position, 2009
Figure 56: EnCana Corporation, Horn River Shale Acreage, 2009
Figure 57: Marcellus Shale, Location, 2009
Figure 58: Marcellus Shale, Production Curve, 2009
Figure 59: Marcellus Shale, Forecasted Production, Mmcfe/d, 2008-2020
Figure 60: Marcellus Shale (Pennsylvania), Well Permits Issued, January to October 2009
Figure 61: Marcellus Shale (Pennsylvania), Number Of Wells Drilled, January to October 2009
Figure 62: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies By Acreage, 2009
Figure 63: Chesapeake Energy, Marcellus Shale Acreage Position, 2009
Figure 64: Range Resources, Marcellus Shale Production, 2007-2010
Figure 65: Marcellus Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2007-2009
Figure 66: Woodford Shale, Location, 2009
Figure 67: Woodford Shale, Production Curve, 2009
Figure 68: Woodford Shale, Historical and Forecasted Production, 2003-2020
Figure 69: Woodford Shale, Wells Drilled, 2003-2009
Figure 70: Woodford Shale, Number Of Wells Drilled, 2003-2008
Figure 71: Woodford Shale, Top Companies By Net Acreage, 2009
Figure 72: Woodford Shale, Production Share Of Major Companies, 2008
Figure 73: Woodford Shale, Top Companies By Production, 2008
Figure 74: Newfield Exploration, Woodford Shale Acreage Position, 2009
Figure 75: Woodford Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2007-2009
Figure 76: Outline and Location Of Powder River Basin, 2009
Figure 77: Powder River Basin, Historical and Forecasted Production, 2003-2020
Figure 78: Powder River Basin, Number of Wells Drilled, 1998-2008
Figure 79: Powder River Basin, Percentage Share of Major Companies In Production, 2008
Figure 80: Powder River Basin, Top Companies By Production, 2008
Figure 81: Williams Company, Powder River Basin, Growth In Reserves And Production, 2006-2008
Figure 82: Anadarko Petroleum, Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008
Figure 83: Yates Petroleum, Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008
Figure 84: Pennaco Energy , Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008
Figure 85: Powder River Basin, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2005-2009
Figure 86: San Juan Basin, Location, 2009
Figure 87: San Juan Basin, Historical and Forecasted Production, 2003-2020
Figure 88: San Juan Basin, Number of Producing Wells By Major Companies, 2007-2008
Figure 89: San Juan Basin, Production Share Of Major Companies, 2008
Figure 90: San Juan Basin, Major Companies By Production, 2008
Figure 91: San Juan Basin, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2006-2008
Figure 92: Global Markets Direct Methodology

“North America Unconventional Gas Industry - Set to Regain Momentum Post Current Crisis” provides an in-depth analysis of the unconventional natural gas industry in North America, detailing the major sources and key challenges and prospects for their development. The report provides an outlook for the overall natural gas industry in North America (the US and Canada) with forecasts till 2020, and analyzes the growing importance of unconventional natural gas production in the industry. The report provides detailed analysis of 7 major shale gas plays and 2 major Coal Bed Methane (CBM) basins in North America delving on the drilling details, cost trends, historical forecasts and major players in each play. The report also provides the production forecast for each of these plays to 2020.

Unconventional Natural Gas Will Account For Majority Of Natural Gas Supply In The North American Market

The North American natural gas industry is expected to witness a steady growth in production from 72.4 Bcf/d in 2008 to 82.1 Bcf/d in 2020, at an AAGR of 1.2%. Unconventional natural gas is expected to account for 52% of the total production in 2020.

In the US, unconventional natural gas already accounts for approximately 50% of the production. By 2020, this share is expected to increase to 58%. In Canada, the unconventional natural gas production is expected to account for 30% of the production in 2020, up from approximately 5% share in 2008.

North American Shale Plays Will Attract Huge Investments And Be The Prime Driver For Growth In Natural Gas Production

Shale gas plays are expected to be the prime drivers of growth in North America’s natural gas production. The seven major shale gas plays in North America, namely, Antrim, Barnett, Woodford, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Marcellus and Horn River are together expected to produce approximately 19.6 Bcf/d in 2020 with over 50% of this production coming from Haynesville and Barnett shale plays.

The shale plays have attracted huge investments from the industry in terms of both M&A activity and expenditure incurred in leasing activity. In 2008, different companies invested over $28 billion in acquiring different shale gas properties, with XTO energy being the most aggressive having invested over $15 billion in acquiring different shale properties in the US.

However, since 2008 the total investment in shales till date has dropped immensely, to just over $5 billion. The investment is expected to pick up again as the world recovers from the current economic slowdown. M&A activity in the plays is expected to surge with gas prices stabilizing in the range of $6 to $7 per Mcfe.

By 2020, Haynesville Shale Will Be The Largest Natural Gas Producing Field In North America

Haynesville shale is expected to overtake Barnett shale and become the largest natural gas producing field in North America by 2019. The shale’s production is expected to reach 5.2 Bcf/d in 2020. The shale has achieved some excellent IP rates with Devon’s recent well in the play achieving an IP rate of 30.7 Mmcfe/d. The cost of the well in the play have also been reported to go down. Chesapeake recently announced that some of the new wells drilled in Haynesville cost them $ 6 million, quite low when compared to the industry average of $8.0 million per well.

Shale Gas Development In Canada Will Help The Country Maintain Its Current Production Levels

The expected development of shale gas plays in Canada will help it to compensate for the decline in natural gas production from conventional fields. The overall shale production is expected to reach approximately 4.0 Bcf/d in 2020 with Horn River shale being the largest unconventional play in the country. Other major increase in shale production is expected to come from Montney shale. Utica in Quebec is also expected to witness some increased activity.

- Atlas Energy Resources
- HighMount Midwest Energy LLC
- BreitBurn Energy Partners LP
- Terra Energy Ltd
- Ward Lake Energy
- Devon Energy
- Chesapeake Energy
- XTO Energy
- EOG Resources
- Quicksilver Corporation
- Southwestern Energy
- Chesapeake Energy
- Petrohawk Energy
- XTO Energy
- Hallwood Energy
- Devon Energy
- Chesapeake Energy
- Encana Oil & Gas
- Petrohawk Energy Corporation
- Forest Oil Corporation
- Exxon Mobil Corporation
- Devon
- EOG Resources
- Quicksilver Resources
- Nexen
- Chesapeake Energy
- Range Resources
- Statoil
- Atlas Energy Resources
- Newfield Exploration
- Devon Energy
- XTO Energy
- BP America
- Pablo Energy
- Williams Companies
- Lance Oil & Gas Company
- Anadarko Petroleum
- Yates Petroleum Corporation
- Pennaco Energy Incorporated
- ConocoPhillips
- BP America
- Energen Resources
- Devon Energy
- Williams Production

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