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Eagle Ford Shale in the US, 2012 - Oil Shale Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020

Abstract

Eagle Ford Shale in the US, 2012 - Oil Shale Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020

Summary

GlobalData's new report "Eagle Ford Shale in the US, 2012 - Oil Shale Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020" which provides insight into the oil and gas exploration and development potential in the Eagle Ford shale. The report also provides details of the key exploration areas and major companies exploring various fields in the Eagle Ford shale. The report also highlights the parameters for exploration and production, and discusses major activities of the top five companies in the Eagle Ford shale. The report discusses drilling activities in the Eagle Ford shale, detailing the companies involved and their coverage across the different fields of Texas in the play. The report also provides a production forecast of the Eagle Ford shale till 2020.

Scope

The report analyzes the oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Eagle Ford shale. The scope of the report includes -

  • An overview of the oil and gas exploration in the Eagle Ford shale.
  • Information on drilling and exploration activities in the different fields of Texas, including Eagleville, Hawkville, Briscoe Ranch, Giddings, De Witt, Gates Ranch, and Sugarkane fields.
  • An overview of the competitive landscape of the top five companies by acreage in the Eagle Ford shale. Discussion of the cost per well and finding and development costs of the companies in the Eagle Ford shale.
  • Current exploration and production statistics for the Texas region of the Eagle Ford shale. The report also provides forecasts for the Eagle Ford shale production from 2012-2020.
  • Coverage and an overview of operations in the Eagle Ford shale.
  • Information on the major mergers and acquisitions in the Eagle Ford shale from 2008-March 2012.
  • Details of major infrastructure developments in the Eagle Ford shale.

Reasons to buy

The report will enhance your decision making capability. It will allow you to -

  • Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights into the Eagle Ford shale oil and gas market, primarily in the Texas region of the US.
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in the Eagle Ford shale (Texas) in the US.
  • Plan your strategies based on expected developments of the Eagle Ford shale (Texas) in the US.
  • Understand the competitive landscape of the companies in the Eagle Ford shale play.
  • Keep yourself informed of the key developments in this potentially game changing market.

Keywords

Shale, Eagle Ford Shale, Eagle Ford Shale Production Forecast, Production Forecast to 2020, Top Companies Operating in the Eagle Ford shale

TOC

1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 2

  • 1.1 List of Tables 3
  • 1.2 List of Figures 3

2 Introduction 4

  • 2.1 Overview 4
  • 2.2 Global Data Report Guidance 4

3 Eagle Ford Shale, Introduction 5

  • 3.1 Overview 5

4 Eagle Ford Shale, Operational Overview 7

  • 4.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Well Profile 7
  • 4.2 Eagle Ford Shale, Initial Production Rates 8
  • 4.3 Eagle Ford Shale, Production Analysis by Field, 2008-April 2012 10
  • 4.4 Eagle Ford Shale, Production Trends, 2008-April 2012 17
    • 4.4.1 Historical Production, 2008-April 2012 17
    • 4.4.2 Eagle Ford Shale, Historic and Forecast Production 2004-2020 18
  • 4.5 Eagle Ford Shale, Cost Trends, 2012 20
    • 4.5.1 Well Costs 20
    • 4.5.2 Finding & Development Costs 21
  • 4.6 Eagle Ford Shale, Drilling Activity, 2010-2012 22
    • 4.6.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Permits Issued and Completed, May 2012 22
    • 4.6.2 Eagle Ford Shale, Permits Issued, 2010-April 2012 23
    • 4.6.3 Eagle Ford Shale, Drilling Activity by Field, 2010-April 2012 23
    • 4.6.4 Eagle Ford Shale, Drilling Activity by Company, 2010-April 2012 25

5 Eagle Ford Shale, Competitive Landscape 31

  • 5.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Companies by Acreage, 2012 31
  • 5.2 Eagle Ford Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2012 33
    • 5.2.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Major Companies by Gross Production, 2011-April 2012 33
  • 5.3 Eagle Ford Shale, Future Plans by Major Companies, 2012 37
    • 5.3.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Planned Investments, 2011-2012 37
    • 5.3.2 Eagle Ford Shale, Planned Wells, 2012 39
    • 5.3.3 Eagle Ford Shale, Planned Rigs, 2012 40

6 Eagle Ford Shale, Analysis of Top Five Companies 41

  • 6.1 EOG Resources Inc. 41
  • 6.2 Chesapeake Energy Corporation 43
  • 6.3 BP Plc 44
  • 6.4 BHP Billiton 45
  • 6.5 Marathon Oil Corporation 45

7 Eagle Ford Shale, Infrastructure, 2011-2012 47

8 Eagle Ford Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2008-2012 48

9 Appendix 51

  • 9.1 Market Definitions 51
  • 9.2 Sources 51
  • 9.3 Abbreviations 51
  • 9.4 Methodology 52
    • 9.4.1 Coverage 52
    • 9.4.2 Secondary Research 52
    • 9.4.3 Primary Research 53
    • 9.4.4 Expert Panel Validation 53
  • 9.5 Contact Us 53
  • 9.6 Disclaimer 53

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables

  • Table 1: Eagle Ford Shale, Average Decline Rates Per Well, 2012* 7
  • Table 2: Eagle Ford Shale, Average Initial Production Rates of Some of the Major Companies, 2012 8
  • Table 3: Eagle Ford Shale, Recent Wells Drilled and Average Initial Production Rates of Some of the Major Companies, 2012 9
  • Table 4: Eagle Ford Shale, Gross Oil Production by Field, Texas, MMbbl, 2008-April 2012 11
  • Table 5: Eagle Ford Shale, Gross Gas Production by Field, Texas, bcf, 2008-April 2012 12
  • Table 6: Eagle Ford Shale, Gross Condensate Production by Field, Texas, MMbbl, 2008-April 2012 14
  • Table 7: Eagle Ford Shale, Gross Production by Field, Texas, MMboe, 2008-April 2012 16
  • Table 8: Historical Production from the Eagle Ford Shale, MMboe, 2008-April 2012 17
  • Table 9: Eagle Ford Shale, Historic and Forecast Production, MMboe, 2004-2020 19
  • Table 10: Eagle Ford Shale, Cost Per Well for Major Companies ($m/well), Latest Reported 20
  • Table 11: Eagle Ford Shale, Finding and Development Cost ($/boe), Latest Reported 21
  • Table 12: Eagle Ford Shale, Number of Well Permits Issued by Field, Texas, 2010-April 2012 24
  • Table 13: Eagle Ford Shale, Number of Drilling Permits for Major Operators, Texas, 2010-April 2012 27
  • Table 14: Eagle Ford Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, Net Acres, 2012* 32
  • Table 15: Eagle Ford Shale, Top 20 Companies by Total Gross Production, Texas, MMboe, January 2012-April 2012* 34
  • Table 16: Eagle Ford Shale, Top 20 Companies by Total Gross Production, Texas, MMboe, 2011 36
  • Table 17: Eagle Ford Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Major Companies, $m, 2011--2012 37
  • Table 18: Eagle Ford Shale, Number of Planned Wells by Major Companies, 2012 39
  • Table 19: Eagle Ford Shale, Number of Planned Rigs by Major Companies, 2012 40
  • Table 20: EOG Resources Inc, Eagle Ford Shale, Key Operational Parameters, 2012* 42
  • Table 21: Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Eagle Ford Shale, Key Operational Parameters, 2012* 43
  • Table 22: BP Plc, Eagle Ford Shale, Key Operational Parameters, 2012* 44
  • Table 23: BHP Billiton Limited, Eagle Ford Shale, Key Operational Parameters, 2012* 45
  • Table 24: Marathon Oil Corporation, Eagle Ford Shale, Key Operational Parameters, 2012* 46
  • Table 25: Eagle Ford Shale, Major Deals by Oil and Gas Companies, 2008-2012 48

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Eagle Ford Shale Location, The US, 2012 5
  • Figure 2: Eagle Ford Shale Formation, Stratigraphy, The US, 2012 6
  • Figure 3: Eagle Ford Shale, Well Profile, 2012* 7
  • Figure 4: Eagle Ford Shale, Gross Oil Production by Field, Texas, MMbbl, 2008-April 2012 10
  • Figure 5: Eagle Ford Shale, Gross Gas Production by Field, Texas, bcf, 2008-April 2012 12
  • Figure 6: Eagle Ford Shale, Gross Condensate Production by Field, Texas, MMbbl, 2008-April 2012 13
  • Figure 7: Eagle Ford Shale, Gross Production by Field, Texas, MMboe, 2008-April 2012 15
  • Figure 8: Eagle Ford Shale, Historical Production, MMboe, 2008-April 2012 17
  • Figure 9: Eagle Ford Shale, Historic and Forecast Production, MMboe, 2004-2020 18
  • Figure 10: Eagle Ford Shale, Oil and Gas Wells Permitted and Con, May 2012 22
  • Figure 11: Eagle Ford Shale, Number of Well Permits by Field, Texas, 2010-April 2012 23
  • Figure 12: Eagle Ford Shale, Number of Drilling Permits for Some of the Major Operators, Texas, January 2012-April 2012 25
  • Figure 13: Eagle Ford Shale, Number of Drilling Permits for Some of the Major Operators, Texas, 2011 26
  • Figure 14: Eagle Ford Shale, Number of Drilling Permits for Top 30 Operators, Texas, 2010-April 2012 27
  • Figure 15: Eagle Ford Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, Net Acres, 2012* 31
  • Figure 16: Eagle Ford Shale, Top 20 Companies by Gross Production, Texas, MMboe, January 2012-April 2012* 33
  • Figure 17: Eagle Ford Shale, Top 20 Companies by Production, MMboe, 2011 35
  • Figure 18: EOG Resources Inc, Eagle Ford Shale, Operational Map, 2012* 41
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