Barnett Shale Market in the US

  • April 2013
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  • Global Data
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  • 47 pages

The report details the operational activities in the play analyzing drilling activities, cost trends, initial production rates and well decline curves. The report also provides data on production trends in the Barnett shale play with projections to 2020. It analyzes the competitive landscape of the Barnett shale, detailing operations of the top five firms . The report highlights infrastructure details in the shale play. It also details the merger and take over activities in the shale play during the period 2007 to till date 2010.

Research Scope

The report analyzes the activities in the US Barnett shale. The scope of the report includes -
- Details of the major industry players in the Barnett shale by acreage and by production
- Barnett shale production trends and expected production during from 2000 to 2020
- Cost per well and finding and development costs in the shale play are discussed
- Barnett shale drilling statistics by period, industry player and county are detailed
- Details of major infrastructure developments in the play over the past years
- Information on the major mergers and take over s in the Barnett shale play during 2007-2010
- Analysis of the operation of major industry players in the play, such as Devon Energy, Chesapeake Energy, EOG Resources and others.

Why Should You Get This Report?

- The report will enhance your decision making capability. It will allow you to -
- Understand the changing dynamics of the oil and gas market in the US by understanding the role that shale plays in the energy market of the country
- Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about this shale play
- Understand trends and activities in Barnett shale play
- Understand the industry positioning of the major players in this shale play
- Increase future revenue and profitability with the help of insights about future opportunities and critical success factors in the shale plays.

Table Of Contents

1 Table of contents 3
I. 1 List of Data tables 4
I. 2 List of Charts 4

II Introduction 5
II. 1 Overview 5
II. 2 Report Guidance 5

III Barnett Shale Overview 6
III. 1 Barnett Shale, Play Activity Analysis 8

IV Barnett Shale, Operational Overview 10
IV. 1 Barnett Shale, Well Profile 10
IV. 2 Barnett Shale, Initial Production Rates 11
IV. 3 Barnett Shale, Production Trends, from 2000 to 2020 12
IV. 3.1 Barnett Shale, Historical data Production, from 2000 to 2009 12
IV. 3.2 Barnett Shale Production as a Share of Texas Production 14
IV. 4 Barnett Shale, Production Analysis by County, from 2009 to 2010 15
IV. 5 Barnett Shale, Cost Trends, 2010 16
IV. 5.1 Well Cost 16
IV. 5.2 Finding and Development Cost 16
IV. 6 Barnett Shale, Drilling Activity, 2010 17
IV. 6.1 Barnett Shale, Permits Issued 17
IV. 6.2 Barnett Shale, Wells Drilled 18
IV. 7 Barnett Shale, Drilling Activity by County, 2010 20
IV. 8 Barnett Shale, Drilling Activity by Firms, 2010 21
IV. 9 Barnett Shale, Economics 22

V Barnett Shale, Competitive Landscape 24
V. 1 Barnett Shale, Major Firms by Acreage, 2010 24
V. 2 Barnett Shale, Major Firms by Production, 2010 25

VI Barnett Shale, Analysis of Top 5 Firms 27
VI. 1 Devon Energy 27
VI. 2 Chesapeake Energy 29
VI. 3 XTO Energy 30
VI. 4 EOG Resources 30
VI. 5 Quicksilver Corporation 31

VII Barnett Shale, Infrastructure 33

VIII Barnett Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2007- 2010 35

IX Appendix 38
IX. 1 Abbreviations 38
IX. 2 Methodology 38
IX. 2.1 Coverage 38
IX. 2.2 Secondary Research 39
IX. 2.3 Primary Research 39
IX. 2.4 Expert Panel Validation 39
IX. 3 Contact Us 40
IX. 4 Disclaimer 401.1 List of Data tables
Data table 1: Barnett Shale Characteristics (Industry Average Numbers) 8
Data table 2: Barnett Shale, Average December line Rates Per Well 10
Data table 3: Barnett Combo Play, Recent Well Drilled By EOG Resources, 2010 11
Data table 4: Barnett Shale, Historical data and Forecasted data Production, bcfe, from 2000 to 2020 13
Data table 5: Barnett Shale, Percentage Share In Texas Natural Gas Production, from 2004 to 2009 14
Data table 6: Barnett Shale, Production By County, Bcf, 2009 - 2010 15
Data table 7: Barnett Shale, Cost Per Well For Major Firms Operating, (USD Million) 2010 16
Data table 8: Barnett Shale, Finding and Development Cost Per Mcf, 2010 16
Data table 9: Barnett Shale, Number of Drilling Permits, 2004 to 2010 18
Data table 10: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Wells Drilled, 1993 to 2010 19
Data table 11: Barnett Shale, Number of Horizontal Well Permits Issued By Core County, January 2010 - September t 2010 20
Data table 12: Barnett Shale, Number Of Drilling Permits Issued, By Firms, January 2010 - September 2010 21
Data table 13: Barnett Shale, Single Well Economic for Different Areas, 2010 23
Data table 14: Barnett Shale, Top Firms by Acreage, 2010 24
Data table 15: Barnett Shale, Major Firms By Production, (bcfe), 2009 25
Data table 16: Barnett Shale, Major Firms By Production, (Bcfe), 2010 (January -October ) 26
Data table 17: Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, Devon Energy, MMboe, from 2006 to 2009 28
Data table 18: Devon Energy, Barnett Shale, Key Operation Parameters, 2009 28
Data table 19: Chesapeake Energy, Barnett Shale, Key Operation Parameters, 2010 29
Data table 20: Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, Chesapeake Energy, Bcfe, from 2006 to 2009 30
Data table 21: Quicksilver Corporation, Barnett Shale, Key Operational Parameters, 2009 32
Data table 22: Barnett Shale, Number of Existing Natural Gas Pipelines, By Operator 33
Data table 23: Barnett Shale Play, Merger and Acquisition Activity, from 2007 to 2010 (Q1-Q3) 35
Data table 24: Barnett Shale, Recent Deals, from 2009 to 2010 (Q1-Q3) 361.2

List of Figures

Chart 1: Barnett Shale, Texas, Location 6
Chart 2: Barnett Shale, Combo Play, 2010 7
Chart 3: Barnett Shale Play, Key Activity Area, 2010 8
Chart 4: Natural Gas Prices, ($ per MMBTU), 2007 to 2010 9
Chart 5: Barnett Shale Play, Typical Well Profile, 2010 10
Chart 6: Barnett Shale, Historical data and Forecasted data Production, bcfe, from 2000 to 2020 12
Chart 7: Barnett Shale, Percentage Share In Texas Natural Gas Production, from 2004 to 2009 14
Chart 8: Barnett Shale, Production By County, Bcf, 2009 - 2010 15
Chart 9: Barnett Shale, Texas Counties with Drilling Permits Issued, 2010 17
Chart 10: Barnett Shale, Number of Drilling Permits, 2004 to 2010 17
Chart 11: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Wells Drilled, 1993 to 2010 18
Chart 12: Barnett Shale, Number of Horizontal Well Permits Issued By Core County, January 2010 - September t 2010 20
Chart 13: Barnett Shale, Number Of Drilling Permits Issued, By Firms, January 2010 - September t 2010 21
Chart 14: Barnett Shale, Well Economics, Internal Rate of Return at Different Natural Gas Prices, 2010 22
Chart 15: Barnett Shale, Top Firms by Acreage, 2010 24
Chart 16: Barnett Shale, Major Firms By Production, (bcfe), 2009 25
Chart 17: Barnett Shale, Major Firms By Production, (bcfe), 2010 (January -October ) 26
Chart 18: Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, Devon Energy, MMboe, from 2006 to 2009 27
Chart 19: Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, Chesapeake Energy, Bcfe, from 2006 to 2009 29
Chart 20: Quicksilver Resources, Acreage Position In Barnett Shale, 2010 31
Chart 21: Texas, Map of All Active Pipelines 33
Chart 22: Barnett Shale Play, Merger and Acquisition Activity, from 2007 to 2010 (Q1-Q3) 35

Companies mentioned
Devon Energy
Chesapeake Energy
XTO Energy
EOG Resources
Quicksilver Corporation

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