Shale Market in North America to 2016 - Motivated by Surplus Gas Production, Global Energy Players Eyeing Lucrative Asian Markets for Export


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Shale Market in North America to 2016 Motivated by Surplus Gas Production, Global Energy Players Eyeing Lucrative Asian Markets for Export

GBI Research, a leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, Shale Market in North America to 2016 Motivated by Surplus Gas Production, Global Energy Players Eyeing Lucrative Asian Markets for Export. The study, which is an offering from the companys Energy Research Group, provides an in-depth analysis of the most significant shale plays in North America, such as Bakken Shale, Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Haynesville Shale/Bossier Shale, Marcellus Shale and Woodford Shale. The report provides detailed information and analysis on the operational overview of all of these shale plays, detailing key characteristics, production trends during 20062016, and cost trends, which includes well cost, finding and development cost, drilling activity, and planned rigs. The report also contains competitive analysis, analyzing major companies by both acreage and production, and the planned capital expenditure for 2012 by major companies. It also details the major merger and acquisition activities in these shale plays.

Scope

  • An operational overview of shale plays such as Bakken Shale, Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Haynesville Shale/Bossier Shale, Marcellus Shale and Woodford Shale.
  • Key characteristics, detailing the geographic and economic characteristics of the shale plays.
  • Production trends during 20062016, and cost trends, which includes well cost and finding and development cost, drilling activity, and planned rigs by major companies for 2012.
  • An overview of the competitive landscape of the top companies by acreage and production in these shale plays.
  • Discussion of the cost per well and finding and development costs of the companies in these shale plays.
  • Drilling activity for all of the shale plays mentioned above.
  • Planned capital expenditure by major companies for 2012 for each of the shale plays.
  • Information on the major mergers and acquisitions.

Reasons to buy

  • Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights into the most significant shale plays in North America, such as Bakken Shale, Barnett Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Haynesville Shale/Bossier Shale, Marcellus Shale and Woodford Shale.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in these shale plays in North America.
  • Plan your strategies based on expected developments of these shale plays in North America.
  • Understand the competitive landscape of the companies in the shale plays.
  • Keep yourself informed of the key developments in this potentially game changing market.
Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 8
1.1 List of Tables 11
1.2 List of Figures 13

2 Introduction 14

3 North America Shale Plays, Overview 15
3.1 Shale Plays, North America 15
3.2 Shale Gas Development 16

4 Bakken Shale 17
4.1 Bakken Shale, Background 17
4.1.1 Bakken Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 19
4.2 Bakken Shale, Operational Overview 20
4.2.1 Bakken Shale, Initial Production Rates 20
4.3 Bakken Shale, Production Trends 21
4.3.1 Bakken Shale, Historic and Forecast Production, 20062016 21
4.4 Bakken Shale, Cost Trends 22
4.4.1 Well Cost 22
4.4.2 Finding and Development Cost 24
4.5 Bakken Shale, Drilling Activity 25
4.5.1 Bakken Shale, Drilling Activity, North Dakota, 2012 25
4.5.2 Bakken Shale, Montana Drilling Activity 26
4.6 Bakken Shale, Planned Rigs, 2012 27
4.7 Bakken Shale, Competitive Landscape 28
4.7.1 Bakken Shale, Major Companies by Acreage 28
4.7.2 Bakken Shale, Major Companies by Production 30
4.7.3 Bakken Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Companies, 2012 31
4.8 Bakken Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities 32

5 Barnett Shale 41
5.1 Barnett Shale, Background 41
5.1.1 Barnett Shale, Key Characteristics 42
5.2 Barnett Shale, Operational Overview 43
5.2.1 Barnett Shale, Initial Production Rates 43
5.3 Barnett Shale, Production Trends, 20002016 44
5.3.1 Barnett Shale, Historic and Forecast Production Trends, 20002016 44
5.3.2 Barnett Shale Gross Production as a Share of Texas Total Gross Gas Production 46
5.3.3 Barnett Shale, Gross Gas Production by County, 2011 47
5.4 Barnett Shale, Cost Trends 49
5.4.1 Well Cost 49
5.4.2 Finding and Development Cost 49
5.5 Barnett Shale, Drilling Activity 50
5.5.1 Barnett Shale, Drilling Permits Issued 50
5.6 Barnett Shale, Planned Rigs, 2012 52
5.7 Barnett Shale, Competitive Landscape 53
5.7.1 Barnett Shale, Major Companies by Acreage 53
5.7.2 Barnett Shale, Major Companies by Production 54
5.7.3 Barnett Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Companies, 2012 55
5.8 Barnett Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities 55

6 Eagle Ford Shale 59
6.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Background 59
6.1.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 60
6.2 Eagle Ford Shale, Operational Overview 61
6.2.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Initial Production Rates 61
6.3 Eagle Ford Shale, Production Trends 62
6.3.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Historic and Forecast Production, 20002016 65
6.4 Eagle Ford Shale, Drilling Activity 67
6.5 Eagle Ford Shale, Cost Trends, 2011 69
6.5.1 Well Cost 69
6.5.2 Finding and Development Cost 70
6.6 Eagle Ford Shale, Planned Rigs, 2012 70
6.7 Eagle Ford Shale, Competitive Landscape 71
6.7.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Major Companies by Net Acreage 71
6.7.2 Eagle Ford Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2011 73
6.8 Eagle Ford Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Companies, 2012 75
6.9 Eagle Ford Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities 76

7 Fayetteville Shale 81
7.1 Fayetteville Shale, Background 81
7.1.1 Fayetteville Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 82
7.2 Fayetteville Shale, Operational Overview 82
7.2.1 Fayetteville Shale, Initial Production Rates 82
7.3 Fayetteville Shale, Production Trends 83
7.3.1 Fayetteville Shale, Historic and Forecast Production, 20062016 83
7.4 Fayetteville Shale, Cost Trends 85
7.4.1 Well Cost 85
7.4.2 Finding and Development Cost 85
7.5 Fayetteville Shale, Drilling Activity 86
7.6 Fayetteville Shale, Planned Rigs, 2012 87
7.7 Fayetteville Shale, Competitive Landscape 88
7.7.1 Fayetteville Shale, Major Companies by Acreage 88
7.7.2 Fayetteville Shale, Major Companies by Production 89
7.8 Fayetteville Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Companies, 2012 89
7.9 Fayetteville Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities 90

8 Haynesville/Bossier Shale 92
8.1 Haynesville/Bossier Shale, Background 92
8.1.1 Haynesville Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 93
8.2 Haynesville/Bossier Shale, Operational Overview 94
8.2.1 Haynesville Shale, Initial Production Rate 94
8.3 Haynesville Shale, Production Trends 95
8.3.1 Haynesville Shale, Historic and Forecast Production, 20002016 95
8.4 Haynesville Shale, Cost Trends 97
8.4.1 Well Cost 97
8.4.2 Finding and Development Costs 97
8.5 Haynesville Shale, Drilling Activity 98
8.5.1 Haynesville Shale, Drilling Activity, Louisiana 98
8.5.2 Haynesville Shale, Drilling Activity, East Texas 100
8.6 Haynesville Shale, Planned Rigs, 2012 100
8.7 Haynesville/Bossier Shale, Competitive Landscape 101
8.7.1 Haynesville Shale, Major Companies by Acreage 101
8.7.2 Haynesville Shale, Major Companies by Production 103
8.8 Haynesville Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Companies, 2012 104
8.9 Haynesville Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities 104

9 Marcellus Shale 109
9.1 Marcellus Shale, Background 109
9.2 Marcellus Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 110
9.3 Marcellus Shale, Operational Overview 111
9.3.1 Marcellus Shale, Initial Production Rates 111
9.4 Marcellus Shale, Production Trends 112
9.4.1 Marcellus Shale, Historic and Forecast Production, 20062016 112
9.5 Marcellus Shale, Cost Trends 113
9.5.1 Well Cost 113
9.5.2 Finding and Development Cost 114
9.6 Marcellus Shale, Drilling Activity 115
9.6.1 Marcellus Shale, Drilling Activity, Pennsylvania 115
9.6.2 Marcellus Shale, Drilling Activity, New York 117
9.7 Marcellus Shale, Planned Rigs, 2012 118
9.8 Marcellus Shale, Competitive Landscape 119
9.8.1 Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Acreage 119
9.8.2 Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Production 121
9.9 Marcellus Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Companies, 2012 122
9.10 Marcellus Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities 123

10 Woodford Shale 127
10.1 Woodford Shale, Background 127
10.2 Woodford Shale, Key Characteristics 128
10.3 Woodford Shale, Operational Overview 129
10.3.1 Woodford Shale, Initial Production Rates 129
10.4 Woodford Shale, Production Trends 130
10.4.1 Woodford Shale, Historic and Forecast Production Trends, 20002016 130
10.5 Woodford Shale, Cost Trends 131
10.5.1 Woodford Shale, Well Cost 131
10.5.2 Woodford Shale, Finding and Development Cost 131
10.6 Woodford Shale, Drilling Activity 132
10.6.1 Woodford Shale, Planned Rigs, 2012 133
10.7 Woodford Shale, Competitive Landscape 134
10.7.1 Woodford Shale, Major Companies by Acreage 134
10.7.2 Woodford Shale, Major Companies by Production 136
10.7.3 Woodford Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Companies, 2012 137
10.8 Woodford Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities 137

11 Appendix 139
11.1 Market Definition 139
11.2 Abbreviations 139
11.3 Bibliography 139
11.4 Methodology 140
11.4.1 Coverage 140
11.4.2 Secondary Research 141
11.4.3 Primary Research 141
11.4.4 Expert Panel Validation 141
11.5 Contact Us 141
11.6 Disclaimer 142

Table 1: Bakken Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 19
Table 2: Bakken Shale, Initial Oil and Gas Production Rates by Major Companies (boe/d and Mcfe/d), 2012* 20
Table 3: Bakken Shale, Historic and Forecast Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 20062016 22
Table 4: Bakken Shale, Cost Per Well by Major Companies ($m), 2012* 23
Table 5: Bakken Shale, Finding and Development Cost by Major Companies ($m/boe), 2012* 24
Table 6: Bakken Shale, North Dakota, Well Completions, 2012* 25
Table 7: Bakken Shale, Montana, Well Permits and Well Completions, 20062012* 27
Table 8: Bakken Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012* 27
Table 9: Bakken Shale, Major Companies by Net Acreage (Acres), 2012 29
Table 10: Bakken Shale, Oil and Gas Production by Major Companies (MMboe), 2011 31
Table 11: Bakken Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Companies ($m), 2012 31
Table 12: Bakken Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities 33
Table 13: Barnett Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 42
Table 14: Barnett Shale, Recent Wells Drilled and Initial Production Rates for EOG Resources, November 2011 43
Table 15: Barnett Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production (bcfe), 20002016 45
Table 16: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Percentage Share of Texas Natural Gas Gross Production, 20052011 46
Table 17: Barnett Shale, Newark East, Gross Gas Production by County (bcf), 2011 48
Table 18: Barnett Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies ($m/well), 2012* 49
Table 19: Barnett Shale, Finding and Development Cost for Major Companies ($/Mcfe), 2012* 49
Table 20: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Drilling Permits Issued, 20042011 50
Table 21: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Wells Drilled, 19932011 52
Table 22: Barnett Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012* 52
Table 23: Barnett Shale, Total Net Acreage by Major Companies, Acres, 2012* 53
Table 24: Barnett Shale, Gross Gas Production by Major Companies (bcfe), 2011 54
Table 25: Barnett Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Major Companies, 2012 55
Table 26: Barnett Shale, Major Merger and Acquisition Activities, 2010June 2012 56
Table 27: Eagle Ford Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 60
Table 28: Eagle Ford Shale, Oil and Gas Initial Production Rates by Major Companies, 2011 61
Table 29: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Oil Production (MMbbl), 2008April 2012 62
Table 30: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Gas Production (bcf), 2008April 2012 63
Table 31: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Condensate Production (MMbbl), 2008April 2012 64
Table 32: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Historic and Forecast Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 20062016 66
Table 33: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Number of Drilling Permits Issued, 2008April 2012 67
Table 34: Eagle Ford Shale, Cost Per Well by Major Companies ($m), 2012* 69
Table 35: Eagle Ford Shale, Finding and Development Cost ($/boe), 2012* 70
Table 36: Eagle Ford Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012* 70
Table 37: Eagle Ford Shale, Major Companies by Net Acreage (Acres), 2011 72
Table 38: Eagle Ford Shale, Major Companies by Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 2011 74
Table 39: Eagle Ford Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Companies ($m), 2012 75
Table 40: Eagle Ford Shale, Major Merger and Acquisition Activities, 2011June 2012 76
Table 41: Fayetteville Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 82
Table 42: Fayetteville Shale, Initial Gas Production Rates (MMcf/d), 2011 82
Table 43: Fayetteville Shale, Historic and Forecast Production (bcf), 20062016 84
Table 44: Fayetteville Shale, Average First Month Well Production by County (MMcf), 20082011 85
Table 45: Fayetteville Shale, Well Completion by Major Companies, 20082011 86
Table 46: Fayetteville Shale, Annual Well Completions in Major Counties, 20082011 87
Table 47: Fayetteville Shale, Total Net Acreage by Major Companies (Acres), 2012* 88
Table 48: Fayetteville Shale, Gas Production by Major Companies (bcfe), 2011 89
Table 49: Fayetteville Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities, 20062011 90
Table 50: Haynesville Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 93
Table 51: Haynesville Shale, Initial Production Rates of Oil and Gas (boe/d and Mcfe/d), 2012* 94
Table 52: Haynesville Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production (bcfe), 20002016 96
Table 53: Haynesville Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies ($m/Well), 2012* 97
Table 54: Haynesville Shale, Finding and Development Cost Per Mcfe ($/Mcfe), 2012* 97
Table 55: Haynesville Shale Play, Louisiana, Well Activity, July 2011June 2012* 99
Table 56: Haynesville Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012* 100
Table 57: Haynesville Shale Play, Total Net Acreage by Major Companies, Acres, 2012* 102
Table 58: Haynesville Shale Play, Production of the Leading 10 Companies (bcfe), 2011 103
Table 59: Haynesville Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Major Companies ($m), 2012 104
Table 60: Haynesville Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities, 20082011 104
Table 61: Marcellus Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 110
Table 62: Marcellus Shale, Initial Oil and Gas Production Rates (boe/d and Mcfe/d), 2012* 111
Table 63: Marcellus Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production (bcfe), 20002016 112
Table 64: Marcellus Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies ($m/Well), 2012* 113
Table 65: Marcellus Shale, Finding and Development Cost Per Mcfe ($/Mcfe), 2012* 114
Table 66: Marcellus Shale, Well Permits Issued, Pennsylvania, January 2011January 2012 116
Table 67: Marcellus Shale, Wells Drilled, Pennsylvania, January 2011January 2012 117
Table 68: Marcellus Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012* 118
Table 69: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Total Net Acreage (Acres), 2012* 120
Table 70: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Production (bcfe), 2011 121
Table 71: Marcellus Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Companies, 2012 122
Table 72: Marcellus Shale, Major Merger and Acquisition Activities, 2011June 2012 123
Table 73: Woodford Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011 128
Table 74: Woodford Shale, Oil Initial Production Rates by Newfield Exploration Company (boe/d), 2012* 129
Table 75: Woodford Shale, Historic and Forecast Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 20002016 131
Table 76: Woodford Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies ($m/Well), 2012* 131
Table 77: Woodford Shale, Well Completions, Oklahoma, 20092011 133
Figure 1: Shale Plays, Lower 48 States, The US 15
Figure 2: Schematic Geology of Natural Gas Resources 16
Figure 3: Bakken Shale Formation, 2011 17
Figure 4: Bakken Shale Formation, Stratigraphic Column, 2011 18
Figure 5: Bakken Shale, Historic and Forecast Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 20062016 21
Figure 6: Bakken Shale, North Dakota, Well Completions, 2012* 25
Figure 7: Bakken Shale, Montana, Well Permits and Well Completions, 20062012* 26
Figure 8: Bakken Shale, Net Acreage of Major Companies (Acres), 2012 28
Figure 9: Bakken Shale, Oil and Gas Production by Major Companies (MMboe), 2011 30
Figure 10: Barnett Shale Location Map, Texas, 2012 41
Figure 11: Barnett Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production (bcfe), 20062016 44
Figure 12: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Percentage Share in Texas Natural Gross Gas Production, 20052011 46
Figure 13: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Gross Gas Production by Major Counties (bcf), 2011 47
Figure 14: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Drilling Permits Issued, 20042011 50
Figure 15: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Well Count, 20002011 51
Figure 16: Barnett Shale, Total Net Acreage by Major Companies (Acres), 2012* 53
Figure 17: Barnett Shale, Gross Gas Production by Major Companies (bcfe), 2011 54
Figure 18: Eagle Ford Shale, The US 59
Figure 19: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Oil Production (MMbbl), 2008April 2012 62
Figure 20: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Gas Production (bcf), 2008April 2012 63
Figure 21: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Condensate Production (MMbbl), 2008April 2012 64
Figure 22: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Historic and Forecast Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 20062016 65
Figure 23: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, No. of Drilling Permits Issued, 2008May 2012 67
Figure 24: Eagle Ford Shale, The US, Oil and Gas Wells Permitted and Completed, May 2012 68
Figure 25: Eagle Ford Shale, Major Companies by Net Acreage (Acres), 2012 71
Figure 26: Eagle Ford Shale, Major Companies by Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 2011 73
Figure 27: Fayetteville Shale, Location Map, Arkansas 81
Figure 28: Fayetteville Shale, Historic and Forecast Production (bcf), 20062016 83
Figure 29: Fayetteville Shale, Average First Month Well Production by County (MMcf), 20082011 84
Figure 30: Fayetteville Shale, Well Completion by Major Companies, 20082011 86
Figure 31: Fayetteville Shale, Annual Well Completions in Major Counties, 20082011 87
Figure 32: Fayetteville Shale, Total Net Acreage by Major Companies (Acres), 2012* 88
Figure 33: Fayetteville Shale, Gas Production by Major Companies (bcfe), 2011 89
Figure 34: Haynesville Shale, The US, Location Map 92
Figure 35: Haynesville Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production (bcfe), 20002016 95
Figure 36: Haynesville Shale Play, Louisiana, Well Activity, July 2011June 2012* 98
Figure 37: Haynesville Shale Play, East Texas, Well Activity, 2012* 100
Figure 38: Haynesville Shale Play, Total Net Acreage by Major Companies (Acres), 2012* 101
Figure 39: Haynesville Shale Play, Production of the Leading 10 Companies (bcfe), 2011 103
Figure 40: Marcellus Shale, The US, Location Map 109
Figure 41: Marcellus Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production (bcfe), 20002016 112
Figure 42: Marcellus Shale, Well Permits Issued, Pennsylvania, January 2011January 2012 115
Figure 43: Marcellus Shale, Wells Drilled, Pennsylvania, January 2011January 2012 116
Figure 44: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Total Net Acreage (Acres), 2012* 119
Figure 45: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Production (bcfe), 2011 121
Figure 46: Woodford Shale, Location Map 127
Figure 47: Woodford Shale, Historic and Forecast Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 20002016 130
Figure 48: Woodford Shale, Drilling Activity, Oklahoma 132
Figure 49: Woodford Shale, Well Completions, Oklahoma, 20092011 132
Figure 50: Woodford Shale, Major Companies by Net Acreage (Acres), 2012* 134
Figure 51: Woodford Shale, Major Companies by Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 2011 136