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The Shale Boom in the North American Oil and Gas Industry

  • June 2014
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  • Frost & Sullivan
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  • 27 pages

Water Challenges and Environmental Impact will Ignite Growth

This study on the US shale oil and gas industry identifies short-term opportunities in water and wastewater handling and treatment due to an increased need for production process optimization and regulations compliance. The study highlights emerging aspects for shale, identifies key partners in the respective shale plays, and points out strategies for success in this competitive market. This research is a compilation of information and analysis from key market participants and Frost & Sullivan’s in-house database to provide a comprehensive picture of the market scenario.

Executive Summary

-The North American pumps segment in the shale oil and gas industry is in its growth stage and expected to post a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of % between 2013 and 2020.
-An abundance of shale oil and gas reserves in both the United States and Canada has led to increased investments in exploration and production activity.
-The United States is estimated to be the top oil producer of shale by 2015.
-The need for energy independence and support from state and federal governments has driven exploration and production activity in the United States and Canada.
-Environmental concerns could possibly restrain the growth of pumps in shale. The pollution of water sources and air, and risks of earthquakes prove to be major hindrances of growth.
-Also, low-cost Chinese products are eating into the market share of major participants.
-In the pumps segment, centrifugal pumps have the largest share resulting from the transport of billions of gallons of water used in the hydraulic fracturing process.

Table Of Contents

The Shale Boom in the North American Oil and Gas Industry
Executive Summary

Executive Summary

Shale Oil and Gas Industry Overview

Evolving Shale Oil and Gas Industry Landscape
Hydraulic Fracking: A Preferred Option Owing to Existing Shale Gas Infrastructure
Hydraulic Fracking: Extraction Process
Water Used in Shale Gas: Fracture Fluid Composition
Shale Exploration Characterized by Need for Large Quantities of Water
Opportunities Galore for Pump Manufacturers in Shale Gas Industry
Key Technologies to Overcome Potential Environmental Issues
Environmental Mandates are Key for Explosive Growth of Produced Water Market

Pump Opportunities in the Shale Oil and Gas Industry

Pump Usage in Shale Oil and Gas: Production Field
Pump Usage in Shale Oil and Gas: Frac Pump Unit
Shale Gas Value Chain
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