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The 20 Leading Companies in Shale Gas 2012: Competitive Landscape Analysis

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The 20 Leading Companies in Shale Gas 2012: Competitive Landscape Analysis

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Over the last five years, shale gas has become a major new source of natural gas supply to the US market, the largest gas market in the world. Over this time, both gas production and capital investment into shale development have grown considerably, bring this market once dominated by small private companies into the global spotlight.

 

Currently the North American gas market is seeing a period of substantial oversupply as booming production coupled with unmatched demand leave a glut of gas on the market. As constraints in the natural gas market become increasingly restrictive, competitive positioning becomes ever more vital for further business development.

 

This report examines the positioning of the major players in the market by creating a market share analysis of the 20 largest companies by capital expenditure on shale gas in 2011. The leading companies are compared by market share, shale plays, shale gas acreage, proportion of their business focused on shale gas, and the expected change in expenditure from 2011 to 2012. A forecast for 2012 expenditure on shale gas development is also made, introducing new players to the top spending group as the better positioned companies show their advantages. A SWOT analysis of each of the companies is also included, providing a short to mid term outlook for each of the leading 20 companies.

 

The major producing shale plays are also analysed in terms of break even cost, initial production rates and liquids showing. This analysis is then used to calculate the prospects of each company depending on where they operate and the extent of their acreage.

 

This information is provided at a critical time in the brief history of shale gas as record low natural gas prices in North America put pressure on the economical development of resources. The report provides an unbiased and clear indication of which companies are in the most advantageous position going forward.

 

Unique Selling Points

 

• A competitive analysis of the leading twenty shale gas companies, comparing and ranking capital expenditure and acreage positioning

• Market share data and analysis of the top 20 shale gas companies based on capital expenditure on shale gas development in 2011 and expected expenditure for 2012

• Capital expenditure and operational data verified through direct consultation with the leading companies

• Data and analysis of shale gas acreage positions of the top 20 shale gas companies

• A SWOT analysis illustrating the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to each of the leading 20 shale gas companies

• 104 tables, charts and graphs analysing and comparing each of the leading companies and their position in the shale gas market

• An indication of how much of the top 20 companies' business is focused on the shale gas industry

• Analysis of which companies are likely to increase, decrease or maintain spending over the next year

• A comprehensive overview of the most important trends in the shale gas market, shaping the decisions of the major companies

• A PEST analysis of the shale gas market, covering the critical political, economical, social and technological issues influencing companies in the shale gas market

• A comparison of the major North American shale plays by break even cost, initial production rates and liquids content

 

Methodology

 

This report has been compiled by combining information obtained from a wide and rich mixture of primary and secondary research sources, producing a broad industry overview. Visiongain directly contacted the top companies in the shale gas market, liaising to confirm capital expenditure data and operational information in order to underpin market share calculations and analysis. The study also draws on a broad and diverse range of official corporate announcements and presentations, media reports, policy documents, industry statements and consultation as a basis for calculating the market share and analysing the direction of the shale gas market in 2012.

 

Visiongain considers that this methodology results in an accurate, objective mixture of data collection and analysis.

 

Why you should buy The 20 Leading Companies in Shale Gas 2012: Competitive Landscape Analysis

 

• You will be able to directly compare the largest companies operating in the shale gas industry and develop an idea of who is more competitively placed going forward

• You will be provided with market share data based on capital expenditure on shale gas development in 2011 as well as a forecast for expected expenditure in 2012, introducing new companies to the leading spenders

• You can study the size of the acreage each of the leading companies holds and in which shale plays they are operating

• You can read a SWOT analysis illustrating the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats of the leading 20 shale gas companies

• You are provided with 104 tables, charts and graphs analysing and comparing each of the leading companies and their position in the shale gas market

• You will receive analysis of which companies are likely to increase, decrease or maintain spending over the next year with a short term outlook

• You will understand the most important trends in the shale gas market and see how they are shaping the decisions of the major companies

• You will find a PEST analysis of the shale gas market, covering the critical political, economical, social and technological issues influencing the future of the companies in the shale gas market

• You can directly compare the most important aspects of the major North American shale plays, seeing which plays offer the best returns

 

What is the structure of the report?

 

Chapter 1 provides an executive summary of the report, concisely outlining the current state of the shale gas market, the scope of the report and the methodology.

Chapter 2 offers an introduction to the shale gas market by giving an overview of global shale resources, comparing the performance of major shale plays in North America and outlining the most pressing trends currently affecting the industry.

Chapter 3 provides a competitive analysis of the top twenty companies by capital expenditure, market share, acreage, the importance of shale gas to the company and the types of company dominating the market.

Chapter 4 analyses the top twenty shale gas companies in 2011 providing a capital expenditure market share for each company, as well as a forecast for 2012. Information on acreage and operations is included, as well as a SWOT analysis for each company. There is also analysis and market share forecasts for new major companies increasing their investment in the shale gas market in 2012.

Chapter 5 offers a PEST analysis of the shale gas market analysis the critical political, economical, social and technological issues affecting the market.

Chapter 6 provides a clear and succinct conclusion to the report summarising the major attributes required for a company to succeed in the shale gas market, offering insight into which companies are likely show the best performance.

Chapter 7 is a glossary of terms and abbreviations used in the report.

 

You can order this report today

 

Anybody with an interest in the shale gas market should gain valuable information and insight from this new study by visiongain, which analyses one of the most exciting new elements of the gas industry. The shale gas market offers substantial business and investment opportunities and is set to become an increasingly important component of the energy sector in several key regions.

 

This visiongain energy report will be valuable both to those already involved in shale gas market and those wishing to enter the market in the future. Gain an understanding of how to tap into the potential of this market by ordering The 20 Leading Companies in Shale Gas 2012: Competitive Landscape Analysis

 

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Table of Contents

 

1. Executive Summary

1.1 The Shale Gas Market Overview

1.2 Highlights of this Report

1.3 The Scope of this Report

1.4 Methodology

1.5 The Leading Twenty Shale Gas Companies 2011

 

2. Introduction to the Shale Gas Market

2.1 Global Shale Gas Resources

2.2 A Comparison of the Major North American Shale Gas Plays

2.3 Trends in the Shale Gas Sector 2011-2012

2.3.1 Increasing Influence of Large Multi-National Companies

2.3.2 Greater Operational Efficiency

2.3.3 Increasing Shift of Capex to Unconventional Liquid Plays

2.3.4 High Oil Price and Low Gas Price

 

3. Competitor Positioning in the Global Shale Gas Market

3.1 The Leading Twenty Companies' Market Share in the Global Shale Gas Market 2011 and 2012 Forecast

3.2 The Change of Investment in the Shale Gas Market from 2011 to 2012

3.3 Shale Gas Operations as a Percentage of Total Capital Expenditure

3.4 Top Twenty Shale Gas Company North American Shale Gas Acreage Comparison

3.5 Regional Shale Gas Investment Emphasis

 

4. The Leading Twenty Companies in the Shale Gas Market

4.1 Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

4.1.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.1.2 SWOT Analysis

4.1.3 Future Outlook

4.2 BHP Billiton

4.2.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.2.2 SWOT Analysis

4.2.3 Future Outlook

4.3 Chesapeake Energy Corporation

4.3.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.3.2 SWOT Analysis

4.3.3 Future Outlook

4.4 Chevron Corporation

4.4.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.4.2 SWOT Analysis

4.4.3 Future Outlook

4.5 CONSOL Energy Inc.

4.5.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.5.2 SWOT Analysis

4.5.3 Future Outlook

4.6 Devon Energy Corporation

4.6.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.6.2 SWOT Analysis

4.6.3 Future Outlook

4.7 Encana Corporation

4.7.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.7.2 SWOT Analysis

4.7.3 Future Outlook

4.8 EOG Resources, Inc.

4.8.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.8.2 SWOT Analysis

4.8.3 Future Outlook

4.9 EQT Corporation

4.9.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.9.2 SWOT Analysis

4.9.3 Future Outlook

4.10 Exco Resources, Inc.

4.10.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.10.2 SWOT Analysis

4.10.3 Future Outlook

4.11 ExxonMobil Corporation

4.11.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.11.2 SWOT Analysis

4.11.3 Future Outlook

4.12 Marathon Oil Corporation

4.12.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.12.2 SWOT Analysis

4.12.3 Future Outlook

4.13 Range Resources Corporation

4.13.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.13.2 SWOT Analysis

4.13.3 Future Outlook

4.14 Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

4.14.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.14.2 SWOT Analysis

4.14.3 Future Outlook

4.15 Royal Dutch Shell

4.15.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.15.2 SWOT Analysis

4.15.3 Future Outlook

4.16 Seneca Resources Corporation

4.16.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.16.2 SWOT Analysis

4.16.3 Future Outlook

4.17 SM Energy Company

4.17.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.17.2 SWOT Analysis

4.17.3 Future Outlook

4.18 Southwestern Energy Company

4.18.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.18.2 SWOT Analysis

4.18.3 Future Outlook

4.19 Statoil

4.19.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.19.2 SWOT Analysis

4.19.3 Future Outlook

4.20 Talisman Energy Inc.

4.20.1 Overview & Shale Gas Operations

4.20.2 SWOT Analysis

4.20.3 Future Outlook

4.21 Other Shale Gas Companies Forecast to be more Prominent in 2012

 

5. PEST Analysis of the Shale Gas Market

5.1 Political Factors Influencing the Shale Gas Market

5.1.1 Energy Independence

5.1.2 Reduction of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

5.1.3 Moratoriums on Hydraulic Fracturing

5.2 Economic Factors Influencing the Shale Gas Market

5.2.1 Low US Gas Price

5.2.2 Contractual and Leasing Obligations

5.2.3 Job Creation and Taxes

5.2.4 Reserve Replacement Strategy

5.3 Social Factors Influencing the Shale Gas Market

5.3.1 Public Opposition

5.3.2 Water Resource Use

5.4 Technological Factors Influencing the Shale Gas Market

5.4.1 Innovation to Tackle New Shale Formations

5.4.2 Improving Operational Efficiency

5.4.3 Improved Computer and Simulation Technology

 

6. Conclusions

6.1 The Shale Gas Market Overview

6.2 The Best Positioned Companies in the Shale Gas Market

6.3 Concluding Observations

 

7. Glossary

 

List of Tables

 

Table 1.1 The Leading Twenty Companies in the Shale Gas Market 2011 (Rank, Capex $m, Market Share %)

Table 2.1 A Comparison of Major North American Shale Plays by Area (sq. miles), Depth (ft), Thickness (ft), EUR (bcf/well), and Recoverable Resources (tcf)

Table 3.1 The Leading Twenty Shale Gas Companies in the Shale Gas Market 2011 (Rank, Capex $m, Market Share %)

Table 3.2 Companies Increasing, Maintaining and Decreasing Expenditure on Shale Gas from 2011 to 2012

Table 3.3 North American Net Shale Gas Acreage Position of the Leading Twenty Shale Gas Companies (Rank, Acres)

Table 4.1 Anadarko Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.2 Anadarko Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.3 SWOT Analysis of Anadarko

Table 4.4 BHP Billiton Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.5 BHP Billiton Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.6 SWOT Analysis of BHP Billiton

Table 4.7 Chesapeake Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.8 Chesapeake Shale Gas Acreage 2012 (Acres)

Table 4.9 SWOT Analysis of Chesapeake

Table 4.10 Chevron Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.11 Chevron North American Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.12 SWOT Analysis of Chevron

Table 4.13 CONSOL Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.14 CONSOL Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.15 SWOT Analysis of CONSOL

Table 4.16 Devon Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.17 Devon Shale Gas Acreage 2012 (Acres)

Table 4.18 SWOT Analysis of Devon

Table 4.19 Encana Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.20 Encana Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.21 SWOT Analysis of Encana

Table 4.22 EOG Resources Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.23 EOG Resources Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.24 SWOT Analysis of EOG Resources

Table 4.25 EQT Corporation Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.26 EQT Corporation Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.27 SWOT Analysis of EQT Corporation

Table 4.28 Exco Resources Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.29 Exco Resources Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.30 SWOT Analysis of Exco Resources

Table 4.31 ExxonMobil Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.32 ExxonMobil North American Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.33 SWOT Analysis of ExxonMobil

Table 4.34 Marathon Oil Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.35 Marathon Oil Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.36 SWOT Analysis of Marathon Oil

Table 4.37 Range Resources Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.38 Range Resources Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.39 SWOT Analysis of Range Resources

Table 4.40 Reliance Industries Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.41 Reliance Industries Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.42 SWOT Analysis of Reliance Industries

Table 4.43 Royal Dutch Shell Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.44 Royal Dutch Shell North American Shale Gas Acreage 2012 (Acres)

Table 4.45 SWOT Analysis of Royal Dutch Shell

Table 4.46 Seneca Resources Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.47 Seneca Resources Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.48 SWOT Analysis of Seneca Resources

Table 4.49 SM Energy Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.50 SM Energy Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.51 SWOT Analysis of SM Energy

Table 4.52 Southwestern Energy Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.53 Southwestern Energy Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.54 SWOT Analysis of Southwestern Energy

Table 4.55 Statoil Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.56 Statoil Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.57 SWOT Analysis of Statoil

Table 4.58 Talisman Overview (Capex $m, % Budget on Shale Gas, Market Share 2011 %, Market Rank 2011, Market Share Forecast 2012 %)

Table 4.59 Talisman Shale Gas Acreage 2011 (Acres)

Table 4.60 SWOT Analysis of Talisman

Table 5.1 PEST Analysis of the Shale Gas Market

 

List of Figures

 

Figure 2.1 Technically Recoverable Global Shale Gas Resource Estimates by Region (tcf)

Figure 2.2 North American Shale Plays (As of May 2011)

Figure 2.3 North American Shale Gas Production Forecast by Play 2010-2040 (tcf)

Figure 2.4 Initial Production of Major US and Canadian Shale Plays (Mcf/d)

Figure 2.5 Average Break Even Cost of Various Major Shale Plays ($/MMBtu)

Figure 2.6 Percentage of US based Land Rigs Used for Gas or Oil, and Oil-to-Gas Price Ratio 2000-2011 (% Share)

Figure 2.7 Historical and Forecast Natural Gas Price 2011-2013 ($/MMBtu)

Figure 3.1 The Leading Twenty Shale Gas Companies in the Shale Gas Market 2011 (% Share)

Figure 3.2 The Leading 25 Shale Gas Companies in the Shale Gas Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 3.3 Expected Percentage Change of Leading Company Spending on Shale Gas from 2011 to 2012 (%)

Figure 3.4 Percent of Leading Company Total Business Operations in Shale Gas 2011 (%)

Figure 3.5 Regional Distribution of Shale Gas Investment 2011 (%)

Figure 4.1 Anadarko Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.2 BHP Billiton Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.3 Chesapeake Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.4 Chevron Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.5 CONSOL Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.6 Devon Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.7 Encana Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.8 EOG Resources Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.9 EQT Corporation Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.10 Exco Resources Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.11 ExxonMobil Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.12 Marathon Oil Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.13 Range Resources Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.14 Reliance Industries Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.15 Royal Dutch Shell Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.16 Seneca Resources Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.17 SM Energy Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.18 Southwestern Energy Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.19 Statoil Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.20 Talisman Shale Gas Market Share 2011 & Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.21 Apache Shale Gas Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.22 Hess Shale Gas Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.23 Noble Shale Gas Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.24 Sinopec Shale Gas Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 4.25 Total Shale Gas Market Share Forecast 2012 (%)

Figure 5.1 2011 Spot Natural Gas Prices in North America ($/MMBtu)

 

Companies Listed

 

Advanced Resources International (ARI)

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation

Apache Corporation

Atlas Energy

Baker Hughes

Beach Energy

BG Group

BHP Billiton

BP

Cabot Oil & Gas Corporation

Carrizo Oil & Gas

Chesapeake Energy Corporation

Chesapeake Midstream Partners

Chevron Corporation

China National Offshore Oil Corporation Limited (CNOOC)

China National Petroleum Corporation (CNPC)

ConocoPhillips

CONSOL Energy Inc.

Cordillera Energy Partners

Devon Energy Corporation

Dominion Resources

East Resources

Encana Corporation

EnerVest

EOG Resources, Inc.

EQT Corporation

Exco Resources, Inc.

ExxonMobil Corporation

Hess Corporation

Hilcorp Resources

Korea Gas Corporation (Kogas)

Korea National Oil Company (KNOC)

Lewis Energy

Marathon Oil Corporation

Mitsubishi

Mitsui

Naftogaz

National Fuel Gas Company

Nexen

Noble Energy

PetroChina

Petrohawk

PGNiG

Pioneer Natural Resources

Plains Exploration & Production Company

Range Resources Corporation

Reliance Industries Limited (RIL)

Royal Dutch Shell (Shell)

San Leon Energy

Sasol

Seneca Resources

Sinopec Group

SM Energy

Southwestern Energy Company

Statoil

Talisman Energy Inc.

TGGT Holdings LLC

Total SA

Ultra Petroleum

XTO Energy

 

Government Agencies and Other Organisations Mentioned in This Report

 

American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG)

Australia Securities Exchange

Bombay Stock Exchange

Commonwealth of Independent States (CIS)

Energy Information Administration (EIA)

Johannesburg Stock Exchange

London Stock Exchange

National Stock Exchange of India

New York Stock Exchange

Oslo Stock Exchange

Toronto Stock Exchange

US Department of Energy (DOE)

 

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