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Equipment name   : Shale Market in North America to 2016
Category   : Research Reports
Specifications   : Name of the Report :
Shale Market in North America to 2016 - Motivated
by Surplus Gas Production, Global Energy Players
Eyeing Lucrative Asian Markets for Export

Published Date : 30-Sep-2012
No. of pages : 142


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,
2006–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 44
5.3.1 Barnett Shale, Historic and Forecast Production
Trends, 2000–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 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, 2006–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 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,
2006–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 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

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables
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), 2006–2016... 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, 2006–2012*... 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 ($m), 2012... 31
Table 12: Bakken Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities... 33
Table 13: Barnett Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 42
Table 14: Barnett Shale, Recent Wells Drilled and Initial Production
Rates for EOG Resources, November 2011... 43
Table 15: Barnett Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production (bcfe),
2000–2016... 45
Table 16: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Percentage Share of Texas’
Natural Gas Gross Production, 2005–2011... 46
Table 17: Barnett Shale, Newark East, Gross Gas Production by
County (bcf), 2011... 48
Table 18: Barnett Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies
($m/well), 2012*... 49
Table 19: Barnett Shale, Finding and Development Cost for Major
Companies ($/Mcfe), 2012*... 49
Table 20: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Drilling Permits
Issued, 2004–2011... 50
Table 21: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Wells Drilled,
1993–2011... 52
Table 22: Barnett Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012*... 52
Table 23: Barnett Shale, Total Net Acreage by Major Companies,
Acres, 2012*... 53
Table 24: Barnett Shale, Gross Gas Production by Major Companies
(bcfe), 2011... 54
Table 25: Barnett Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Major
Companies, 2012... 55
Table 26: Barnett Shale, Major Merger and Acquisition Activities,
2010–June 2012... 56
Table 27: Eagle Ford Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 60
Table 28: Eagle Ford Shale, Oil and Gas Initial Production Rates by
Major Companies, 2011... 61
Table 29: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Oil Production (MMbbl),
2008–April 2012... 62
Table 30: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Gas Production (bcf),
2008–April 2012... 63
Table 31: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Condensate Production (MMbbl),
2008–April 2012... 64
Table 32: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Historic and Forecast Oil and Gas
Production (MMboe), 2006–2016... 66
Table 33: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Number of Drilling Permits Issued,
2008–April 2012... 67
Table 34: Eagle Ford Shale, Cost Per Well by Major Companies
($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, 2011–June 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),
2006–2016... 84
Table 44: Fayetteville Shale, Average First Month Well Production by
County (MMcf), 2008–2011... 85
Table 45: Fayetteville Shale, Well Completion by Major Companies,
2008–2011... 86
Table 46: Fayetteville Shale, Annual Well Completions in Major
Counties, 2008–2011... 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,
2006–2011... 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), 2000–2016... 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 2011–June 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 ($m), 2012... 104
Table 60: Haynesville Shale, Merger and Acquisition
Activities, 2008–2011... 104
Table 61: Marcellus Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 110
Table 62: Marcellus Shale, Initial Oil and Gas Production Rates
(boe/d and Mcfe/d), 2012*... 111
Table 63: Marcellus Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production
(bcfe), 2000–2016... 112
Table 64: Marcellus Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies
($m/Well), 2012*... 113
Table 65: Marcellus Shale, Finding and Development Cost Per
Mcfe ($/Mcfe), 2012*... 114
Table 66: Marcellus Shale, Well Permits Issued, Pennsylvania,
January 2011–January 2012... 116
Table 67: Marcellus Shale, Wells Drilled, Pennsylvania, January
2011–January 2012... 117
Table 68: Marcellus Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012*... 118
Table 69: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Total Net
Acreage (Acres), 2012*... 120
Table 70: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Production
(bcfe), 2011... 121
Table 71: Marcellus Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by
Companies, 2012... 122
Table 72: Marcellus Shale, Major Merger and Acquisition
Activities, 2011–June 2012 ...123
Table 73: Woodford Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 128
Table 74: Woodford Shale, Oil Initial Production Rates by Newfield
Exploration Company (boe/d), 2012*... 129
Table 75: Woodford Shale, Historic and Forecast Oil and
Gas Production (MMboe), 2000–2016... 131
Table 76: Woodford Shale, Cost Per Well for Major
Companies ($m/Well), 2012*... 131
Table 77: Woodford Shale, Well Completions,
Oklahoma, 2009–2011... 133

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures
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),
2006–2016... 21
Figure 6: Bakken Shale, North Dakota, Well
Completions, 2012*... 25
Figure 7: Bakken Shale, Montana, Well Permits and
Well Completions, 2006–2012*... 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), 2006–2016... 44
Figure 12: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Percentage
Share in Texas’ Natural Gross Gas Production,
2005–2011... 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, 2004–2011... 50
Figure 15: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Well Count, 2000–2011... 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), 2008–April 2012... 62
Figure 20: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Gas Production
(bcf), 2008–April 2012... 63
Figure 21: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Condensate
Production (MMbbl), 2008–April 2012...64
Figure 22: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Historic and Forecast
Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 2006–2016... 65
Figure 23: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, No. of Drilling
Permits Issued, 2008–May 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), 2006–2016... 83
Figure 29: Fayetteville Shale, Average First Month
Well Production by County (MMcf),
2008–2011... 84
Figure 30: Fayetteville Shale, Well Completion by
Major Companies, 2008–2011... 86
Figure 31: Fayetteville Shale, Annual Well Completions
in Major Counties, 2008–2011... 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), 2000–2016... 95
Figure 36: Haynesville Shale Play, Louisiana, Well
Activity, July 2011–June 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), 2000–2016... 112
Figure 42: Marcellus Shale, Well Permits Issued, Pennsylvania,
January 2011–January 2012... 115
Figure 43: Marcellus Shale, Wells Drilled, Pennsylvania,
January 2011–January 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),
2000–2016... 130
Figure 48: Woodford Shale, Drilling Activity,
Oklahoma... 132
Figure 49: Woodford Shale, Well Completions,
Oklahoma, 2009–2011... 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

Summary


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 company’s
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 2006–2016,
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 2006–2016, 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.

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Equipment ID   : 1142
Equipment name   : Shale Market in North America to 2016
Category   : Research Reports
Specifications   : Name of the Report :
Shale Market in North America to 2016 - Motivated
by Surplus Gas Production, Global Energy Players
Eyeing Lucrative Asian Markets for Export

Published Date : 30-Sep-2012
No. of pages : 142


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,
2006–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 44
5.3.1 Barnett Shale, Historic and Forecast Production
Trends, 2000–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 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, 2006–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 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,
2006–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 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

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables
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), 2006–2016... 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, 2006–2012*... 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 ($m), 2012... 31
Table 12: Bakken Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities... 33
Table 13: Barnett Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 42
Table 14: Barnett Shale, Recent Wells Drilled and Initial Production
Rates for EOG Resources, November 2011... 43
Table 15: Barnett Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production (bcfe),
2000–2016... 45
Table 16: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Percentage Share of Texas’
Natural Gas Gross Production, 2005–2011... 46
Table 17: Barnett Shale, Newark East, Gross Gas Production by
County (bcf), 2011... 48
Table 18: Barnett Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies
($m/well), 2012*... 49
Table 19: Barnett Shale, Finding and Development Cost for Major
Companies ($/Mcfe), 2012*... 49
Table 20: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Drilling Permits
Issued, 2004–2011... 50
Table 21: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Wells Drilled,
1993–2011... 52
Table 22: Barnett Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012*... 52
Table 23: Barnett Shale, Total Net Acreage by Major Companies,
Acres, 2012*... 53
Table 24: Barnett Shale, Gross Gas Production by Major Companies
(bcfe), 2011... 54
Table 25: Barnett Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Major
Companies, 2012... 55
Table 26: Barnett Shale, Major Merger and Acquisition Activities,
2010–June 2012... 56
Table 27: Eagle Ford Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 60
Table 28: Eagle Ford Shale, Oil and Gas Initial Production Rates by
Major Companies, 2011... 61
Table 29: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Oil Production (MMbbl),
2008–April 2012... 62
Table 30: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Gas Production (bcf),
2008–April 2012... 63
Table 31: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Condensate Production (MMbbl),
2008–April 2012... 64
Table 32: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Historic and Forecast Oil and Gas
Production (MMboe), 2006–2016... 66
Table 33: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Number of Drilling Permits Issued,
2008–April 2012... 67
Table 34: Eagle Ford Shale, Cost Per Well by Major Companies
($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, 2011–June 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),
2006–2016... 84
Table 44: Fayetteville Shale, Average First Month Well Production by
County (MMcf), 2008–2011... 85
Table 45: Fayetteville Shale, Well Completion by Major Companies,
2008–2011... 86
Table 46: Fayetteville Shale, Annual Well Completions in Major
Counties, 2008–2011... 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,
2006–2011... 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), 2000–2016... 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 2011–June 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 ($m), 2012... 104
Table 60: Haynesville Shale, Merger and Acquisition
Activities, 2008–2011... 104
Table 61: Marcellus Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 110
Table 62: Marcellus Shale, Initial Oil and Gas Production Rates
(boe/d and Mcfe/d), 2012*... 111
Table 63: Marcellus Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production
(bcfe), 2000–2016... 112
Table 64: Marcellus Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies
($m/Well), 2012*... 113
Table 65: Marcellus Shale, Finding and Development Cost Per
Mcfe ($/Mcfe), 2012*... 114
Table 66: Marcellus Shale, Well Permits Issued, Pennsylvania,
January 2011–January 2012... 116
Table 67: Marcellus Shale, Wells Drilled, Pennsylvania, January
2011–January 2012... 117
Table 68: Marcellus Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012*... 118
Table 69: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Total Net
Acreage (Acres), 2012*... 120
Table 70: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Production
(bcfe), 2011... 121
Table 71: Marcellus Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by
Companies, 2012... 122
Table 72: Marcellus Shale, Major Merger and Acquisition
Activities, 2011–June 2012 ...123
Table 73: Woodford Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 128
Table 74: Woodford Shale, Oil Initial Production Rates by Newfield
Exploration Company (boe/d), 2012*... 129
Table 75: Woodford Shale, Historic and Forecast Oil and
Gas Production (MMboe), 2000–2016... 131
Table 76: Woodford Shale, Cost Per Well for Major
Companies ($m/Well), 2012*... 131
Table 77: Woodford Shale, Well Completions,
Oklahoma, 2009–2011... 133

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures
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),
2006–2016... 21
Figure 6: Bakken Shale, North Dakota, Well
Completions, 2012*... 25
Figure 7: Bakken Shale, Montana, Well Permits and
Well Completions, 2006–2012*... 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), 2006–2016... 44
Figure 12: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Percentage
Share in Texas’ Natural Gross Gas Production,
2005–2011... 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, 2004–2011... 50
Figure 15: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Well Count, 2000–2011... 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), 2008–April 2012... 62
Figure 20: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Gas Production
(bcf), 2008–April 2012... 63
Figure 21: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Condensate
Production (MMbbl), 2008–April 2012...64
Figure 22: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Historic and Forecast
Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 2006–2016... 65
Figure 23: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, No. of Drilling
Permits Issued, 2008–May 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), 2006–2016... 83
Figure 29: Fayetteville Shale, Average First Month
Well Production by County (MMcf),
2008–2011... 84
Figure 30: Fayetteville Shale, Well Completion by
Major Companies, 2008–2011... 86
Figure 31: Fayetteville Shale, Annual Well Completions
in Major Counties, 2008–2011... 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), 2000–2016... 95
Figure 36: Haynesville Shale Play, Louisiana, Well
Activity, July 2011–June 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), 2000–2016... 112
Figure 42: Marcellus Shale, Well Permits Issued, Pennsylvania,
January 2011–January 2012... 115
Figure 43: Marcellus Shale, Wells Drilled, Pennsylvania,
January 2011–January 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),
2000–2016... 130
Figure 48: Woodford Shale, Drilling Activity,
Oklahoma... 132
Figure 49: Woodford Shale, Well Completions,
Oklahoma, 2009–2011... 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

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

Published Date : 30-Sep-2012
No. of pages : 142


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,
2006–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 44
5.3.1 Barnett Shale, Historic and Forecast Production
Trends, 2000–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 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, 2006–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 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,
2006–2016... 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, 2000–2016... 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

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables
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), 2006–2016... 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, 2006–2012*... 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 ($m), 2012... 31
Table 12: Bakken Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activities... 33
Table 13: Barnett Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 42
Table 14: Barnett Shale, Recent Wells Drilled and Initial Production
Rates for EOG Resources, November 2011... 43
Table 15: Barnett Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production (bcfe),
2000–2016... 45
Table 16: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Percentage Share of Texas’
Natural Gas Gross Production, 2005–2011... 46
Table 17: Barnett Shale, Newark East, Gross Gas Production by
County (bcf), 2011... 48
Table 18: Barnett Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies
($m/well), 2012*... 49
Table 19: Barnett Shale, Finding and Development Cost for Major
Companies ($/Mcfe), 2012*... 49
Table 20: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Drilling Permits
Issued, 2004–2011... 50
Table 21: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Wells Drilled,
1993–2011... 52
Table 22: Barnett Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012*... 52
Table 23: Barnett Shale, Total Net Acreage by Major Companies,
Acres, 2012*... 53
Table 24: Barnett Shale, Gross Gas Production by Major Companies
(bcfe), 2011... 54
Table 25: Barnett Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Major
Companies, 2012... 55
Table 26: Barnett Shale, Major Merger and Acquisition Activities,
2010–June 2012... 56
Table 27: Eagle Ford Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 60
Table 28: Eagle Ford Shale, Oil and Gas Initial Production Rates by
Major Companies, 2011... 61
Table 29: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Oil Production (MMbbl),
2008–April 2012... 62
Table 30: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Gas Production (bcf),
2008–April 2012... 63
Table 31: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Condensate Production (MMbbl),
2008–April 2012... 64
Table 32: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Historic and Forecast Oil and Gas
Production (MMboe), 2006–2016... 66
Table 33: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Number of Drilling Permits Issued,
2008–April 2012... 67
Table 34: Eagle Ford Shale, Cost Per Well by Major Companies
($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, 2011–June 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),
2006–2016... 84
Table 44: Fayetteville Shale, Average First Month Well Production by
County (MMcf), 2008–2011... 85
Table 45: Fayetteville Shale, Well Completion by Major Companies,
2008–2011... 86
Table 46: Fayetteville Shale, Annual Well Completions in Major
Counties, 2008–2011... 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,
2006–2011... 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), 2000–2016... 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 2011–June 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 ($m), 2012... 104
Table 60: Haynesville Shale, Merger and Acquisition
Activities, 2008–2011... 104
Table 61: Marcellus Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 110
Table 62: Marcellus Shale, Initial Oil and Gas Production Rates
(boe/d and Mcfe/d), 2012*... 111
Table 63: Marcellus Shale, Historic and Forecast Gas Production
(bcfe), 2000–2016... 112
Table 64: Marcellus Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies
($m/Well), 2012*... 113
Table 65: Marcellus Shale, Finding and Development Cost Per
Mcfe ($/Mcfe), 2012*... 114
Table 66: Marcellus Shale, Well Permits Issued, Pennsylvania,
January 2011–January 2012... 116
Table 67: Marcellus Shale, Wells Drilled, Pennsylvania, January
2011–January 2012... 117
Table 68: Marcellus Shale, Planned Rigs by Companies, 2012*... 118
Table 69: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Total Net
Acreage (Acres), 2012*... 120
Table 70: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Production
(bcfe), 2011... 121
Table 71: Marcellus Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by
Companies, 2012... 122
Table 72: Marcellus Shale, Major Merger and Acquisition
Activities, 2011–June 2012 ...123
Table 73: Woodford Shale, Key Characteristics, 2011... 128
Table 74: Woodford Shale, Oil Initial Production Rates by Newfield
Exploration Company (boe/d), 2012*... 129
Table 75: Woodford Shale, Historic and Forecast Oil and
Gas Production (MMboe), 2000–2016... 131
Table 76: Woodford Shale, Cost Per Well for Major
Companies ($m/Well), 2012*... 131
Table 77: Woodford Shale, Well Completions,
Oklahoma, 2009–2011... 133

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures
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),
2006–2016... 21
Figure 6: Bakken Shale, North Dakota, Well
Completions, 2012*... 25
Figure 7: Bakken Shale, Montana, Well Permits and
Well Completions, 2006–2012*... 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), 2006–2016... 44
Figure 12: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Percentage
Share in Texas’ Natural Gross Gas Production,
2005–2011... 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, 2004–2011... 50
Figure 15: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Well Count, 2000–2011... 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), 2008–April 2012... 62
Figure 20: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Gas Production
(bcf), 2008–April 2012... 63
Figure 21: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Condensate
Production (MMbbl), 2008–April 2012...64
Figure 22: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, Historic and Forecast
Oil and Gas Production (MMboe), 2006–2016... 65
Figure 23: Eagle Ford Shale, Texas, No. of Drilling
Permits Issued, 2008–May 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), 2006–2016... 83
Figure 29: Fayetteville Shale, Average First Month
Well Production by County (MMcf),
2008–2011... 84
Figure 30: Fayetteville Shale, Well Completion by
Major Companies, 2008–2011... 86
Figure 31: Fayetteville Shale, Annual Well Completions
in Major Counties, 2008–2011... 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), 2000–2016... 95
Figure 36: Haynesville Shale Play, Louisiana, Well
Activity, July 2011–June 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), 2000–2016... 112
Figure 42: Marcellus Shale, Well Permits Issued, Pennsylvania,
January 2011–January 2012... 115
Figure 43: Marcellus Shale, Wells Drilled, Pennsylvania,
January 2011–January 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),
2000–2016... 130
Figure 48: Woodford Shale, Drilling Activity,
Oklahoma... 132
Figure 49: Woodford Shale, Well Completions,
Oklahoma, 2009–2011... 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

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