The Coalbed Methane (CBM) Market 2013-2023

  • April 2013
  • -
  • Visiongain
  • -
  • 176 pages

Coalbed Methane (CBM) has been a notable part of the US natural gas market for decades. Today, Australia, China, India and Indonesia are all poised to embark on CBM development that will establish CBM industries of a similar scale. The less well known unconventional gas, CBM – from a cost and expertise perspective – is more than ready to take advantage of very strong natural gas prices in India and across East and South East Asia.

Today, natural gas markets have regional price dynamics. This is most clearly illustrated by the arbitrage opportunity between North America and East Asia. The drivers for CBM are also localized:

Australia, as the second CBM market established in the world, has a head start on the Chinese, Indian and Indonesian development. Capital expenditure on CBM in Australia is already very high to support the three CBM-LNG export projects under construction on the Queensland coast.

In China, the government is aiming to double the percentage of its primary energy supply that is natural gas. To do this will require action on all possible fronts; and, with difficulties developing shale assets, the Chinese are looking to their very significant CBM reserves to contribute substantially to their domestic gas production. However the State will need to support the industry with a range of subsidies if the output targets set for CBM are to be met. This will require capital expenditure to increase rapidly over the coming 10 years.

India and Indonesia are the last two hot spots for capital expenditure on CBM development. India has conducted four CBM block licensing rounds thus far and will conduct a fifth in 2013. The country began commercial production of CBM in 2007 and the companies involved in the market are consolidating. The geology of Indonesia, as well as its domestic natural gas demand, makes CBM development a very appetizing prospect: 2013 sees the development of more pilot production than ever before and will be a crucial year for the nation’s CBM future.

As natural gas prices have fallen in North America – thanks to the shale gas boom – the amount of CBM wells drilled in the US market has plummeted.

Visiongain has determined that the value of the CBM market in 2013 will reach $5.3bn.

What makes this report unique?

Visiongain consulted widely with industry experts and full transcripts from these exclusive interviews are included in the report. As such, the report has a unique blend of primary and secondary sources providing informed opinion. The report provides insight into key drivers and restraints behind the CBM market, identifying future growth areas and analyses leading companies. The report also provides a unique blend of qualitative analysis combined with extensive quantitative data including global, submarket and national market forecasts from 2013-2023 – all highlighting key business opportunities.

Why you should buy the Coalbed Methane (CBM) Market 2013-2023

• 176 pages of comprehensive analysis
• 3 Exclusive Visiongain interviews with industry experts from
- CBM Asia Development Corp.
- Ephindo Energy
- Great Eastern Energy Corporation Ltd. (GEECL)

• 95 tables, charts, and graphs
• Global CBM market forecasts between 2013-2023

• 6 ten year regional CBM market forecasts for:
- Americas
- Asia
- Australasia
- Eurasia
- South East Asia
- Sub-Saharan Africa
• 6 ten year national CBM market forecasts for:
- Australia
- China
- India
- Indonesia
- New Zealand
- UK

Within the regional market forecasts, analysis is conducted regarding the future outlook for capital expenditure on CBM in a total of 30 different countries.

• A PEST analysis
• Analysis of 30 companies active in the CBM market

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Table Of Contents

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary
1.1 Global Coalbed Methane Market Overview
1.2 Benefits of This Report
1.3 Who is This Report For?
1.4 Methodology
1.5 Global CBM Market Forecast 2013-2023
1.6 Regional and National CBM Market Forecasts 2013-2023

2. Introduction to the Coalbed Methane Market
2.1 CBM Market Definition
2.2 CBM Market Structure
2.3 CBM - Technical Summary
2.4 Brief History of CBM
2.5 Life Cycle of CBM Wells

3. Global Coalbed Methane Market 2013-2023
3.1 Global CBM Market Forecast 2013-2023
3.2 Regional Distribution of CBM Reserves
3.3 Top Six CBM Reserves Worldwide
3.4 CBM Economics
3.5 CBM Dynamics and the Global Natural Gas Market
3.6 CBM and Environmental Opposition
3.7 Global CBM Drivers and Restraints

4. Leading Regional and National Coalbed Methane Markets 2013-2023
4.1 Leading Regional CBM Markets Share Forecast 2013-2023
4.2 CBM Barriers to Entry Analysis
4.3 The Australasian CBM Market Forecast 2013-2023
4.3.1 The Australian CBM Market Forecast 2013-2023
4.3.1.1 Australian CBM Drivers and Restraints
4.3.1.2 CBM Projects in Australia
4.3.2 New Zealand CBM Market Forecast 2013-2023
4.3.2.1 New Zealand CBM Reserves and Active Companies
4.3.2.2 New Zealand CBM Market Dynamics
4.3.2.3 New Zealand CBM Drivers and Restraints
4.4 The Asian CBM Market Forecast 2013-2023
4.4.1 The Chinese CBM Market Forecast 2013-2023
4.4.1.1 Chinese CBM History and Reserves
4.4.1.2 Chinese CBM Drivers and Restraints
4.4.2 The Indian CBM Market Forecast 2013-2023
4.4.2.1 Indian CBM History, Reserves and Current Development
4.4.2.2 Indian CBM Drivers and Restraints
4.4.2.3 Notable Recent Indian CBM Developments
4.4.2.4 CBM Blocks in India
4.4.3 Bangladeshi CBM Outlook
4.4.4 Mongolian CBM Outlook
4.4.5 Pakistani CBM Outlook
4.5 The Eurasian CBM Market Forecast 2013-2023
4.5.1 Belgian CBM Outlook
4.5.2 Bulga

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