Shale Gas Market Prospects in Europe - Poland Set to Lead Regional Development Backed by Government Support to Domestic as well as International Players for Fracking

Summary

GBI Research, a leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research, “Shale Gas Market Prospects in Europe - Poland Set to Lead Regional Development Backed by Government Support to Domestic as well as International Players for Fracking”. The study, which is an offering from the company’s Energy Research Group, provides an in-depth analysis of shale gas prospects and developments in Europe. The report provides information about Europe's current shale gas market, and gives information on the European natural gas industry, the region's shale gas reserves, the key characteristics of major shale basins and their contribution to the international markets. The report also provides detailed information and analysis on the European Union (EU) Regulatory Framework specific to the extractive and mining industries, key drivers and challenges, and key companies engaged in shale gas development in Europe. The report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis by GBI Research’s team of industry experts.

Scope

- Shale gas reserves in Europe.
- The EU Regulatory Framework specific to mining and extractive industry.
- Key companies engaged in shale gas development in Europe
- The shale development scenario in Poland, Lithuania, Ukraine, France, Germany, Netherlands, the UK, Spain and Austria.
- Key drivers and challenges in shale gas development in Europe.

Reasons to buy

- Understand the market positioning of the major shale gas countries and companies in Europe.
- Identify opportunities and challenges in the European shale gas market.
- Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about the second most important shale destination in the world.
- Identify business opportunities through comprehensive knowledge about activities taken up by companies in Europe, especially Poland, for shale development.

Table Of Contents

1 Table of Contents
1 Table of Contents 7
1.1 List of Tables 9
1.2 List of Figures 9
2 Introduction 10
3 Europe Shale Gas, Overview 11
4 European Shale, Key Drivers and Challenges 14
4.1 Decreasing Production from Conventional Reserves is Prompting European Countries to Find Alternative Sources such as Shale Gas 14
4.2 Exploitation of Shale Gas Resources Could Reduce Increasing Import Dependency of European Countries 16
4.3 International Oil Companies Actively Involved in Research Initiatives Expected to Develop Prospective European Shale Assets 17
4.4 Lack of Experience and Inadequate Infrastructure are Major Concerns for Shale Development 17
4.5 Environmental Concerns are Hampering Shale Gas Development in Europe 17
5 European Union Regulatory Framework 18
5.1 EU Directives on Water 19
5.2 EU Directives on Protection of the Environment 19
5.3 EU Directives on Safety at Work 20
5.4 EU Directive on Radiation Protection 20
5.5 EU Directives on Waste 21
5.6 EU Directives on Chemicals and Associated Accidents 22
6 Shale Gas Prospects, Poland 23
6.1 Natural Gas Industry, Poland, Overview 23
6.2 Shale Gas Prospective Basins, Poland 23
6.2.1 Baltic Basin 24
6.2.2 Lublin Basin 25
6.2.3 Podlasie Basin 26
6.3 Shale Gas Activities, Poland, 2012 27
6.4 Regulatory Bodies and Relevant Legislation 27
6.5 Key Fiscal and Taxation Policies 28
7 Shale Gas Prospects, Eastern Europe 29
7.1 Shale Gas Prospective Basins, Eastern Europe 30
7.1.1 Baltic Basin 30
7.1.2 Dnieper-Donets 31
7.1.3 Lublin Basin 32
7.2 Shale Gas Prospects, Ukraine 33
7.2.1 Natural Gas Industry, Key Statistics 33
7.2.2 Shale Gas Development Activities, Ukraine, 2012 33
7.2.3 Regulatory Bodies and Relevant Legislation 33
7.2.4 Key Fiscal and Taxation Policies 34
7.3 Shale Gas Prospects, Lithuania 34
7.3.1 Natural Gas Industry, Key Statistics 34
7.3.2 Shale Gas Development Activity, Lithuania, 2012 34
7.3.3 Regulatory Bodies and Relevant Legislation 34
7.3.4 Key Fiscal and Taxation Policies 34
8 Shale Gas Prospects, Western Europe 35
8.1 Shale Gas Prospects, France 35
8.1.1 Natural Gas Industry, Key Statistics 35
8.1.2 Shale Gas Development Activities, France, 2012 35
8.1.3 Regulatory Bodies and Relevant Legislation 36
8.1.4 Key Fiscal and Taxation Policies 36
8.2 Shale Gas Prospects, Germany 37
8.2.1 Natural Gas Industry, Key Statistics 37
8.2.2 Shale Gas Development Activities, Germany, 2012 37
8.2.3 Regulatory Bodies and Relevant Legislation 37
8.2.4 Key Fiscal and Taxation Policies 37
8.3 Shale Gas Prospects, the UK 38
8.3.1 Natural Gas Industry, Key Statistics 38
8.3.2 Shale Gas Development Activities, the UK, 2012 38
8.3.3 Regulatory Bodies and Relevant Legislation 38
8.3.4 Key Fiscal and Taxation Policies 38
8.4 Netherlands 39
8.4.1 Natural Gas Industry, Key Statistics 39
8.4.2 Shale Gas Development Activities, Netherlands, 2012 39
8.4.3 Regulatory Bodies and Relevant Legislation 39
8.4.4 Key Fiscal and Taxation Policies 39
8.5 Spain 40
8.5.1 Natural Gas Industry, Key Statistics 40
8.5.2 Shale Gas Development Activities, Spain, 2012 40
8.6 Austria 41
8.6.1 Natural Gas Industry, Key Statistics 41
8.6.2 Shale Gas Development Activities, Austria, 2012 41
9 Major Companies Operating in Europe Shale Development 42
9.1 ExxonMobil 43
9.2 Chevron 43
9.3 ConocoPhillips 44
9.4 Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA - Polish Oil and Gas Company SA 45
9.5 Marathon Oil Corporation 45
9.6 3Legs Resources 46
9.7 BNK Petroleum 46
9.8 Hutton Energy 47
9.9 San Leon Energy 48
9.10 Talisman Energy 48
10 Appendix 49
10.1 Market Definition 49
10.2 Abbreviations 49
10.3 Bibliography 50
10.4 Methodology 51
10.4.1 Coverage 51
10.4.2 Secondary Research 51
10.4.3 Primary Research 52
10.4.4 Expert Panel Validation 52
10.5 Contact Us 52
10.6 Disclaimer 521.1 List of Tables
Table 1: Shale Gas, Global, Resources Estimate by Continents (tcf), 2011 11
Table 2: Shale Gas Risked Gas In-Place and Technically Recoverable Resources, Europe (tcf), 2011 13
Table 3: Natural Gas Proved Reserves, Top 10 Countries, Europe (tcf), 2011 14
Table 4: Gross Natural Gas Production, Top 10 Countries, Europe (bcfe), 2000-2011 15
Table 5: Natural Gas Imports, Exports, and Consumption, European Union (bcfe), 2011 16
Table 6: EU-Specific Directives for Extractive and Mining Industries 18
Table 7: EU Directives on Water 19
Table 8: EU Directives on Protection of the Environment 19
Table 9: EU Directives on Safety at Work 20
Table 10: EU Directive on Radiation Protection 20
Table 11: EU Directives on Waste 21
Table 12: EU Directives on Chemicals and Associated Accidents 22
Table 13: Natural Gas Industry, Poland, Key Industry Statistics, 2011 23
Table 14: Baltic Basin, Poland, Key Characteristics, 2011 24
Table 15: Lublin Shale Gas Basin, Poland, Key Characteristics, 2011 25
Table 16: Podlasie Basin, Poland, Key Characteristics, 2011 26
Table 17: Baltic Basin, Eastern Europe, Key Characteristics, 2011 30
Table 18: Dnieper-Donets Basin, Eastern Europe, Key Characteristics, 2011 31
Table 19: Lublin Basin, Eastern Europe, Key Characteristics, 2011 32
Table 20: Natural Gas Industry, Ukraine, Key Statistics, 2011 33
Table 21: Natural Gas Industry, Lithuania, Key Statistics, 2011 34
Table 22: Natural Gas Industry, France, Key Statistics, 2011 35
Table 23: Natural Gas Industry, Germany, Key Statistics, 2011 37
Table 24: Natural Gas Industry, Key Statistics, the UK, 2011 38
Table 25: Natural Gas Industry, Netherlands, Key Statistics, 2011 39
Table 26: Natural Gas Industry, Spain, Key Statistics, 2011 40
Table 27: Natural Gas Industry, Austria, Key Statistics, 2011 41
Table 28: Major Companies Operating in Europe Shale Development 421.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Shale Gas, Global, Share of Technically Recoverable Resources by Continent (%), 2011 11
Figure 2: Shale Gas, Share of Technically Recoverable Resources by Country, Europe (%), 2011 12
Figure 3: Gross Natural Gas Production, Top 10 Countries, Europe (bcfe), 2000-2011 15
Figure 4: Major Shale Gas Basins, Poland 23
Figure 5: Onshore Baltic Shale Gas Basin, Poland 24
Figure 6: Lublin Shale Gas Basin, Poland 25
Figure 7: Podlasie Shale Gas Basin, Poland 26
Figure 8: Prospective Shale Gas Basins, Eastern Europe 29
Figure 9: Baltic Shale Gas Basin, Eastern Europe 30
Figure 10: Dnieper-Donets Shale Gas Basin, Eastern Europe 31
Figure 11: Lublin Shale Gas Basin, Eastern Europe 32
Figure 12: Permits Issued for Shale Gas Blocks, France, 2010 36
Figure 13: Shale Developments by BNK Petroleum, Spain, 2012 40
Figure 14: Chevron, Concessions Map, Poland 43
Figure 15: ConocoPhillips, Acreage Map, Poland, 2011 44
Figure 16: Marathon Oil Corporation, Concessions Map, Poland, 2011 45
Figure 17: BNK Petroleum Inc, Concessions Map, Baltic Basin, Poland 46
Figure 18: Shale Developments by BNK Petroleum, Spain, 2012 47
Figure 19: San Leon Energy, Concessions Map, Poland 48

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