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Leading oil and gas companies across the world continue to migrate their E&P capital expenditure budgets toward the now de-risked prospect of shale (tight) oil development in the US. By 2014, visiongain estimates that $68.2bn will be spent on shale (tight) oil development. The production of these assets produces an ever-more predictable return on investment and does not come with the political and/or security risk of E&P for some locations around the world. The US remains by far the dominant market for investment and the presence of the supply chain, expertise and equipment within America to develop these assets enhances the predictability of returns. Technological risk is no longer present with the development of the hydrocarbons from shale in the US; this allows these resources to compete for investment with other areas of a company’s portfolio, e.g. deepwater E&P and oil sands. As prime acreage positions in the US become congested and increase in value, companies are looking to well designs, fracturing techniques and completion efficiencies to expand their operations and the percentage returned on capital invested.
Escalating company involvement in the industry is broadly uniform, with leading major independent oil and gas companies either making the development of oil from tight assets the core part of their operations for the indefinite future or the engine for the next wave of offshore or international E&P activity likely in the first half of the 2020’s.
International oil companies are also increasingly involved. Their cash flows and expertise makes the next wave of development from the shale (tight) oil industry one that they will primarily control: the non-US space and most further technological development. The development of shale (tight) oil reserves in the non-US space is still in its infancy and is only now beginning to have an impact on who populates our leading companies report (by capital expenditure on tight oil development efforts). Argentina, Canada and Russia are the leading prospects in this regard and will experience the greatest growth in terms of capital expenditure over the next five years. This will likely see an ever greater percentage of IOC capital budget devoted to tight oil development, bringing these companies in line with some of the major independents populating the US market space.
Our 20 leading companies in the shale (tight) oil market report profiles the major players in this segment of the oil & gas industry, analysing their current involvement in the market, assessing their future prospects and detailing their capital expenditure on shale (tight) oil development. The report also quantifies the total amount expended by other companies outside of the top 20 profiled and analysed here.
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• View 2014 shale (tight) oil capital expenditure and market shares for the leading 20 companies in the shale (tight) oil market, allowing you to keep your knowledge ahead of your competition and ensure you exploit key business opportunities
- The report provides detailed shale (tight) oil CAPEX (USD) information for the 20 leading companies in the market, detailing each company’s current position in the market and their longer term outlook.
- Read about each company’s acreage positioning, shale (tight) oil spending as a percentage of total company spending and, where possible, see a breakdown of each company’s capital expenditure by play.
- You will find a SWOT analysis for each of the companies assessed, detailing the strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats to their involvement in the shale (tight) oil market.
• Our report provides 93 tables, charts, and graphs.
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- Vicky Steiner, Executive Director of the North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties
- Professor Wallace Tyner, Energy Economist with the Department of Agricultural Economics, Purdue University
- Kari Cutting, Vice President of the North Dakota Petroleum Council
• Learn about the global shale (tight) oil industry with our comprehensive introduction to the market
- Discover the extent of global shale (tight) oil resources and the regions in which they are located.
- Be provided with a comparison of the major North American shale plays, along with information on shale (tight) oil output in the US.
- Read our assessment of the economics of shale (tight) oil drilling and completion, including information on the impact of price trends on shale (tight) oil expenditure
• Understand the prospects for the leading 20 companies in the shale (tight) oil market with our assessment of competitor positioning
- Examine each of the leading 20 companies’ shares of the shale (tight) oil market in 2014, together with the share of the market held by companies outside of the top 20.
- Discover how much each company is spending on shale (tight) oil in 2014 as a percentage of their total capital expenditure and learn about the most favourable shale plays and the reasons behind this.
- Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
- Apache Corporation
- Chesapeake Energy
- Concho Resources
- Continental Resources
- Devon Energy
- EOG Resources
- EP Energy
- Hess Corporation
- Marathon Oil
- Murphy Oil
- Newfield Exploration Company
- Noble Energy
- Occidental Petroleum
- Pioneer Natural Resources
- Royal Dutch Shell
- Whiting Petroleum
• Explore the factors affecting shale (tight) oil developers and everyone within the value chain. Learn about the forces influencing market dynamics.
- Explore the political, economic, social, and technological (PEST) issues influencing the shale (tight) oil market. Discover what the present and future outlook for businesses will be. Learn about the following business critical issues -
- Government regulation and legislation
- Supply and demand dynamics
- The importance of oil prices
- Technological factors influencing the market
- Environmental issues
- Market driver and restraints
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Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
Canadian Natural Resources (CNRL)
Chesapeake Midstream Partners
Kodiak Oil & Gas
Magellan Midstream Partners
Pioneer Natural Resources
Reliance Industries Limited
Royal Dutch Shell
Western Energy Partners LP
Whiting Petroleum (acquiring Kodiak Oil & Gas)
Government Agencies and Other Organisation Mentioned in This Report
EIA – US Energy Information Administration
New York Stock Exchange – NYSE
North Dakota Association of Oil and Gas Producing Counties
North Dakota House of Representatives
OPEC – Organisation of Petroleum Exporting Countries
SEC – Security and Exchange Commission
Texas Christian University
Texas Railroad Commission
The Sierra Club
UND – University of North Dakota
University of Maryland
US Department of Commerce
US Department of Energy
USDA – US Department of Agriculture