Gas Shales in Europe, 2012 - Market Analysis, Industry Development and Competitive Landscape



Summary



“Gas Shales in Europe, 2012 - Market Analysis, Industry Development and Competitive Landscape”, is the latest report from industry analysis specialists GlobalData analyzing 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 and their contribution to the international markets. Natural gas has been an important resource for Europe, especially with the steady rise in its natural gas demand over many years. Currently, Europe’s consumption for natural gas surpasses the region’s domestic production, and is higher than twice the region’s gas production. This has led to increased imports mostly from Russia, Norway, Algeria and Qatar. This increased dependency on imports has led to a drive within Europe to seek alternative sources of natural gas and shale gas, the latter of which, in this scenario, has emerged as a lucrative option.



Scope


This report provides analysis of the shale gas markets in Europe, key companies and the key trends and issues in the industry. The report primarily focuses on -
- Shale gas reserves in Europe
- Key companies engaged in shale gas development in Europe
- Key exploration projects in Polish shale basins
- Key issues and trends in shale gas development in Europe
- Competitive landscape of the European shale gas market



Reasons to buy


The report will allow you to make decisions in a more rapid and time sensitive manner. It will allow you to -
- Understand the market positioning of the major shale gas countries and companies in Europe
- Identify opportunities and challenges in 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 3
1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 5
2 Introduction 6
2.1 Overview 6
2.2 GlobalData Report Guidance 6
3 Overview and Development Scenario of Gas Shales in Europe, 2012 7
3.1 Heavy Import Dependence for Natural Gas is Driving European Countries to Develop their Shale Gas Resources 7
3.2 With a Tenth of World’s Shale Gas Resources, European Shales Attract Keen Business Interests Regionally 9
3.3 Poland and France are the Key Geographies for Shale Gas Development in Europe in Terms of Resource Potential 10
3.3.1 Key Gas Shale Exploration Areas in Europe 10
3.4 Gas Shales in Europe, Key Drivers and Issues 12
3.4.1 Economics of the European Gas Shales are yet to be Established 12
3.4.2 Shale Development in Poland Requires Improvement in the National Infrastructure 12
3.4.3 Polish Claims on Safety of Hydraulic Fracturing Could Alter the Opinions of Other European Countries 13
3.4.4 Lack of Competitive Oilfield Services Industry Hinders Shale Gas Development in the Region 13
3.4.5 Shale Development in Europe facing Environmental Concerns and Growing Protests against Fracking 14
3.4.6 Estimated Polish Gas Shales Reserves Could Alter the Country’s Energy Dynamics for the next 24-53 Years 15
4 Gas Shales in Europe - Investment Scenario and Merger Acquisition Activities 16
4.1 Poland and Ukraine offer Favorable Investment Scenarios for Shale Development in Europe 16
4.2 Major MandA and Asset Transactions in Gas Shales in Europe 18
5 Poland Leads Shale Gas Development Activities in Europe 20
5.1 An Overview of Poland’s Shale Gas Activities 20
5.2 Poland, Major Shale Gas Basins, 2012 21
5.2.1 Baltic Basin 22
5.2.2 Lublin Basin 22
5.2.3 Podlasie Basin 23
5.3 Major Shale Gas Developments in Poland 23
5.3.1 Shale Gas Exploration Concession Awarded 23
5.4 Poland Gas Shales, Industry Scenario 27
5.4.1 Overview of Poland’s Natural Gas Market 27
5.4.2 Poland Gas Shales, Development Scenario 29
5.4.3 Poland Gas Shales, Key Fiscal Regime Terms 29
5.4.4 Poland Hydrocarbon Market, Legal Framework 30
5.4.5 Proposed Shale Gas Taxation 31
5.5 Major Companies in Shale Gas Development in Poland 32
5.5.1 Polskie Gornictwo Naftowe i Gazownictwo SA - Polish Oil and Gas Company SA 32
5.5.2 Marathon Oil Corporation 33
5.5.3 Lane Energy Poland Sp z.o.o. - 3Legs Resources 34
5.5.4 BNK Petroleum Inc. 35
5.5.5 San Leon Energy PLC 36
5.5.6 ConocoPhillips 37
5.5.7 Petrolinvest S.A. 38
5.5.8 Talisman Energy Inc. 38
5.5.9 ExxonMobil Corporation 38
5.5.10 Strzelecki Energia Sp. z o.o. 38
6 Shale Gas Market in Western Europe 39
6.1 Shale Gas Market in Western Europe, Major Shale Gas Basins 40
6.1.1 Paris Basin 40
6.1.2 Southeast Basin 41
6.1.3 North Sea German Basin 42
6.1.4 Scandinavian Alum Shale 43
6.1.5 UK Northern and Southern Petroleum System 44
6.2 Shale Gas Market in France 45
6.2.1 Shale Gas Market in France, Concessions awarded 45
6.2.2 Shale Gas Market in France, Development Scenario 46
6.2.3 Shale Gas Market in France, Key Fiscal Terms 47
6.2.4 Shale Gas Market in France, Major Companies 48
6.3 Shale Gas Market in Germany 49
6.3.1 Shale Gas Market in Germany, Concessions Awarded 49
6.3.2 Shale Gas Market in Germany, Development Scenario 50
6.3.3 Shale Gas Market in Germany, Key Fiscal Terms 50
6.4 Shale Gas Market in the Netherlands 50
6.4.1 The Netherlands, Major Developments 51
6.4.2 The Netherlands, Key Fiscal Terms 51
6.5 Shale Gas Market in Austria 52
6.5.1 Austria, Major Developments 52
6.6 Shale Gas Market in the UK 53
6.6.1 Shale Gas Market in the UK, Key Fiscal Terms 54
6.6.2 The UK, Major Developments 54
6.7 Shale Gas Market in Spain 55
6.7.1 Spain, Major Developments 55
7 Shale Gas Market in Eastern Europe 56
7.1 Shale Gas Market in Eastern Europe, Major Shale Gas Basins 56
7.1.1 Baltic Basin 57
7.1.2 Dnieper-Donets Basin 58
7.1.3 Ukrainian Lublin Basin 59
7.2 Shale Gas Market in Ukraine 60
7.2.1 Ukraine, Key Fiscal Terms 60
7.2.2 Ukraine, Major Developments 60
7.3 Shale Gas Market in Lithuania 61
7.3.1 Lithuania, Major Developments 61
8 Shale Gas Market in Europe - Major Companies and Competitive Landscape 62
8.1 Shale Gas Market in Europe - Major Companies Operating 62
8.2 American IOCs Plan to Leverage their Acquired Expertise in the US Shale Gas Plays 64
8.3 Independent Oil Companies Continue to Play a Key Role in European Shale Gas Market 64
9 Appendix 66
9.1 Sources 66
9.2 Abbreviations 67
9.3 Market Definition 67
9.3.1 Methodology 68
9.3.2 Coverage 68
9.3.3 Secondary Research 68
9.3.4 Primary Research 68
9.3.5 Expert Panel Validation 69
9.4 Contact Us 69
9.5 Disclaimer 69

List of Tables

Table 1: Gas Shale Resources, Distribution of Risked In-Place Gas and Technically Recoverable Gas, by Region (tcf), February 2011 9
Table 2: Gas Shale in Europe, Shale Gas Resource Distributions in Major European Countries, 2012 10
Table 3: Gas Shales in Europe, Key Fiscal Terms of Major European Countries, 2012 16
Table 4: Gas Shales in Europe, Major MandA and Asset Transaction Activities, 2010-2012 18
Table 5: Poland Gas Shale Basins, Baltic Basin, Key Characteristics, 2012 22
Table 6: Poland Gas Shale Basins, Lublin Basin, Key Characteristics, 2011 22
Table 7: Poland Gas Shale Basins, Podlasie Basin, Key Characteristics, 2012 23
Table 8: Shale Gas Concessions, Poland, December 2011 25
Table 9: Natural Gas Industry, Poland, Key Statistics, bcm, 2010 27
Table 10: Poland, Royalty Rates, 2010 30
Table 11: Realm Energy International Corporation’s Assets, 2011 36
Table 12: Natural Gas Industry, France, 2010 45
Table 13: Shale Gas Concessions, France, December 2011 45
Table 14: France, Natural Gas Royalty Rates, 2012 47
Table 15: Natural Gas Industry, Germany, tcf, 2010 49
Table 16: Shale Gas Concessions, Germany, December 2011 49
Table 17: Natural Gas Industry, Netherlands, 2010 50
Table 18: Shale Gas Concessions, Netherlands, December 2011 51
Table 19: Eocene, Cretaceous and Carboniferous shales Characteristics, Spain, 2011 55
Table 20: Shale Gas Market in Europe, Major Companies Operating in Different Countries, 2011 63
Table 21: Acreage by Key Independent Oil Companies in Key European Shale Markets, 2012 64

List of Figures

Figure 1: European Natural Gas Markets, Share of Imports in Natural Gas Consumption, %, 2010 7
Figure 2: Shale Gas Market in Europe, Potential Basins for Exploration, 2010 11
Figure 3: Gas Shales in Europe, Major Shale Gas Basins, Poland, 2012 21
Figure 4: Shale Gas Concessions, Poland, December 2011 24
Figure 5: Natural Gas Industry, Poland, Key Statistics (bcm), 2010 27
Figure 6: Poland, Natural Gas Imports, bcm, 2005-2010 28
Figure 7: Marathon Oil Corporation, Concessions Map, Poland, 2011 33
Figure 8: Lane Energy Poland, Concession Map, Poland, 2011 34
Figure 9: BNK Petroleum, Shale Gas Basins, Poland, 2012 35
Figure 10: ConocoPhillips, Shale Gas Concessions, Poland, 2012 37
Figure 11: Western Europe, Major Shale Gas Basins, Location Map, 2011 39
Figure 12: Shale Gas Market, Western Europe, Paris Basin 40
Figure 13: Shale Gas Market, Western Europe, France, Southeast Basin 41
Figure 14: Shale Gas Market, Western Europe, North Sea German Basin 42
Figure 15: Shale Gas Market, Western Europe, Scandinavian Alum Shale 43
Figure 16: Shale Gas Market, Western Europe, UK Northern and Southern Petroleum Systems 44
Figure 17: Total S.A., France, Montelimar Permit, Location Map, 2011 48
Figure 18: Unconventional Hydrocarbon Reserves, UK 53
Figure 19: Eastern Europe, Major Shale Gas Basins, Location Map, 2011 56
Figure 20: Eastern Europe, Baltic Basin 57
Figure 21: Eastern Europe, Dnieper-Donets Basin 58
Figure 22: Eastern Europe, Ukrainian Lublin Basin 59

Companies mentioned

3Legs Resources PLC
BNK Petroleum Inc.
Chevron Corporation
Cuadrilla Resources Ltd.
ConocoPhillips
ENI S.p.A.
ExxonMobil Corporation*
Hutton Energy
LNG Energy Ltd.
Marathon Oil Corporation
Mouvoil Sa
RWE Dea AG
San Leon Energy
Schuepbach Energy LLC
Talism

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