Niobrara Shale in the US - Oil Shale Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020


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GlobalData’s new report “Niobrara Shale in the US - Oil Shale Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020” analyzes the recent activities in the Niobrara shale play. The report details the operational activities in the play analyzing drilling activities, cost trends, initial production rates and expected well decline curves. The report also provides information on production trends in the Niobrara shale play with forecasts to 2020. It analyzes the competitive landscape of the Niobrara shale, detailing operations of the major companies. It also details the merger and acquisition activities in the shale play from January to November 2010. 

Scope

The report analyzes the activities in the US Niobrara shale. The scope of the report includes:

  • Details of the major companies in the Niobrara shale by acreage
  • Niobrara shale’s expected production during 2010-2020
  • Cost per well and acreage costs in the shale play
  • Niobrara shale drilling statistics by state, company and county
  • Information on major mergers and acquisitions in the Niobrara shale play during 2010
  • Analysis of the operation of major companies in the play like Noble Energy, EOG Resources and others.
Reasons to buy

The report will enhance your decision making capability. It will allow you to:

  • Understand the changing dynamics of the oil and gas industry in the US by understanding the role that shale plays in the energy industry of the country.
  • Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about this shale play.
  • Understand trends and activities in Niobrara shale play.
  • Understand the market positioning of the major players in this shale play.
  • Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of insights about future opportunities and critical success factors in the shale plays.
Table of Contents

1 Table of contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 3
1.2 List of Figures 3

2 Introduction 4
2.1 Overview 4
2.2 Report Guidance 4

3 Niobrara Shale Play Overview 5
3.1 Niobrara Shale Play, Location 5
3.2 With Crude Oil Prices Much Higher Than Gas Prices, Companies are Increasing Focus Towards Liquid Shale Plays 6
3.3 Niobrara Shale Play, Leasing Details 7
3.3.1 Land Lease Sale, May 2010 (State Lands) 8
3.3.2 Land Lease Sale, July 2010 (State Lands) 10
3.3.3 Land Lease Sale, August 2010 (State Lands) 11
3.3.4 Land Lease Sale, November 2010 (State Lands) 11

4 Niobrara Shale, Operational Overview 13
4.1 Niobrara Shale, Initial Production Rates 13
4.2 Niobrara Shale, Production Trends, 2010-2020 13
4.3 Niobrara Shale, Cost Trends, 2010 16
4.3.1 Well Cost 16
4.3.2 Operating Cost 16
4.3.3 Acreage Cost 16
4.4 Niobrara Shale, Drilling Activity, 2010 16
4.4.1 Recent Wells Drilled 16
4.5 Niobrara Shale, Major Drilling Activities in Colorado 17
4.5.1 Colorado, Drilling Activities by Field 18
4.5.2 Colorado, Drilling Activities by Company 18
4.6 Niobrara Shale, Major Drilling Activities in Wyoming 20
4.6.1 Wyoming, Drilling Activities by County 20
4.6.2 Wyoming, Drilling Activities by Company 21
4.6.3 Future Drilling Activities 23

5 Niobrara Shale, Competitive Landscape 24
5.1 Niobrara Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2010 24
5.2 Niobrara Shale, Operational Analysis of Major Companies 26
5.2.1 Noble Energy 26
5.2.2 EOG Resources 27
5.2.3 Rex Energy 28

6 Niobrara Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2009-2010 29

7 Appendix 30
7.1 Abbreviations 30
7.2 Methodology 30
7.2.1 Coverage 30
7.2.2 Secondary Research 31
7.2.3 Primary Research 31
7.2.4 Expert Panel Validation 31
7.3 Contact Us 32
7.4 Disclaimer 32
Table 1: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Total Amount Received in State Lease Rounds, ($m), 2008-2010 7
Table 2: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Top 10 Companies By Investment, Lease Sale May 2010 9
Table 3: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Top 10 Companies By Investment, Lease Sale July 2010 10
Table 4: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Top 10 Companies By Investment, Lease Sale November 2010 12
Table 5: Niobrara Shale, Recent Wells Drilled, 2010 13
Table 6: Niobrara Shale, Expected Production, MMboe, 2010-2020 15
Table 7: Niobrara Shale, Cost Per Well ($m), 2010 16
Table 8: Niobrara Shale, Colorado, Niobrara Well Permits, 2009-September 2010 17
Table 9: Niobrara Shale, Colorado, Number of Well Permits by Field, 2010 18
Table 10: Niobrara Shale, Colorado, Number of Well Permits by Company, 2010 19
Table 11: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Number of Horizontal Well Permits by County, 2010 20
Table 12: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Number of Horizontal Well Permits by Company, 2010 22
Table 13: Niobrara Shale, Top Companies by Acreage, Acres, 2010 25
Table 14: Niobrara Shale, Wells Drilled, EOG Resources, 2009-2010 27
Table 15: Niobrara Shale, Major Merger and Acquisitions, 2010 29
Figure 1: Niobrara Shale, Location and Major Activities, 2010 5
Figure 2: Global, Crude Oil and Natural Gas Prices and Oil to Gas Ratio Trend, 2008-November 2010 6
Figure 3: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Total Amount Received in State Lease Rounds, ($m), 2008-2010 7
Figure 4: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Top 10 Companies By Investment, State Lease Sale May 2010 8
Figure 5: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Top 10 Companies By Investment, Lease Sale July 2010 10
Figure 6: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Top 10 Companies By Investment, Lease Sale November 2010 11
Figure 7: Niobrara Shale, Typical Well, Production Share By Type, 2010 13
Figure 8: Niobrara Shale, Expected Well Profile, 2010 14
Figure 9: Niobrara Shale, Expected Production, MMboe, 2010-2020 15
Figure 10: Niobrara Shale, Colorado, Niobrara Well Permits, 2009-September 2010 17
Figure 11: Niobrara Shale, Colorado, Number of Well Permits by Company, 2010 18
Figure 12: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Number of Horizontal Well Permits by County, 2010 20
Figure 13: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Number of Horizontal Well Permits by Company, 2010 21
Figure 14: Niobrara Shale, Top Companies by Acreage, Acres, 2010 24
Figure 15: Noble Energy, Niobrara Shale Acreage, 2010 26
Figure 16: EOG Resources, Niobrara Shale Acreage, 2010 27
Figure 17: Rex Energy, Niobrara Shale Acreage, 2010 28