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Forgotten shale: development of unconventional natural gas production, potential of North American gas exports

Forgotten shale: development of unconventional natural gas production, potential of North American gas exports

Experts turned their attention to shale oil long ago. The shale gas revolution in the USA is not on the forefront of the agenda. However, this issue remains quite intriguing, given that LNG supplies from the USA will begin soon.

Gas deliveries from North America are the result of employment of shale production technologies. This is why it is important right now to understand what is going on in the shale gas industry in the USA and whether North American gas exports threaten positions of the Russian gas in the EU and Asia.

Moreover, it is necessary to see if the shale gas revolution can be exported to other parts of the world.

The report elaborates on the following topics:

  • Shale gas reserves

    • The world’s major holders of shale gas reserves
    • Assessment of the potential of main formations of shale gas and oil: Marcellus, Barnett, Eagle Ford, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Woodford, Utica, Bakken and others
  • Gas production in the USA and Canada

    • Current quantities, dynamics, technologies, expenses and cost management
    • Main shale gas producers in the USA, their financial standing
  • LNG exports by North America

    • Main projects, their dynamics and real standing, export prices
  • Forecast of shale gas production and exports until 2040

Contents of the report:

GENERAL PROVISIONS, CLASSIFICATION AND METHODOLOGY 4
WORLD SHALE GAS PRODUCTION: GENERAL OUTLOOK 9
USA 12
ESTIMATION OF SHALE RESERVES AND RESOURCES 16
CURRENT SHALE GAS PRODUCTION, LONG-TERM FORECAST 20
Marcellus 21
Barnett 22
Haynesville-Bossier 23
Fayetteville 24
Eagle Ford 26
Woodford 26
Utica 26
Other formations 27
US GAS BALANCE, PROSPECTS OF LNG EXPORTS 28
TECHNOLOGICAL FACTOR 32
SHALE GAS PRODUCERS IN THE USA: MAIN PLAYERS, ECONOMY OF PRODUCTION 35
CANADA 43
CURRENT PRODUCTION OF SHALE GAS, ASSESSMENT OF UNCONVENTIONAL RESERVES 46
GAS BALANCE OF CANADA, PROSPECTS OF LNG EXPORTS 49
Technological factor 52
CHINA 54
FORECAST OF SHALE GAS PRODUCTION UNTIL 2040: MAIN PLAYERS 61
ANNEX 1: MAIN PRODUCTION PARAMETERS AT MAIN DEPOSITS OF SHALE GAS IN THE USA 66
CONVERSION TABLE 70
SOURCES 71
Date of release: April 4, 2016

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