• Japanese
  • Korean
  • Chinese
Cover Image

Niobrara Shale in the US, 2013 - Oil Shale Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020

Summary

GlobalData's new report "Niobrara Shale in the US, 2013 - Oil Shale Market Analysis and Forecasts to 2020" highlights the gas exploration potential of the Niobrara shale play, providing details of key exploration areas, and major exploration companies, in the US. The report also describes essential parameters for Niobrara shale exploration and production, providing an overview of the various strategic developments for deals in the Niobrara shale in the US. The report also provides information about the leasing details of various companies. Major oil and gas companies are keen to acquire high leasehold interest in the Niobrara shale, aiming for high volumes of production and reserves from the play in the US. Moreover, many major merger and acquisition activities have been undertaken by companies seeking access to the crude oil resources contained within the Niobrara shale play. This is largely driven by the fact that shale plays have become more attractive to oil and gas companies in recent years due to technological development.

According to the report, the Niobrara shale has offered scope for growth in the US shale oil and gas market. The report discusses drilling and developmental activities in the Niobrara shale play in the US, providing details of the companies involved and their coverage in the states of both Colorado and Wyoming.

Scope

This report analyzes oil and gas exploration and production activities in the Niobrara shale in the US. The scope of the report includes -

  • An overview of the oil and gas exploration in the Niobrara shale
  • Discussion of the drivers of shale oil and gas exploration in the Niobrara shale
  • An overview of the competitive landscape of shale gas exploration in the Niobrara shale and details of the major companies operating in the region
  • Current exploration and production statistics for the Colorado and Wyoming sections of the Niobrara shale. The report also provides a forecast for Niobrara shale production from 2012 to 2020
  • Information on the coverage of operations in the Niobrara shale
  • Information on major mergers and acquisitions in the Niobrara shale from 2008 to 2012
  • Details of major recent leasing activities in Colorado and Wyoming.

Reasons to buy

This report will enhance the reader's decision making capability. It will allow the reader to -

  • Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights into Niobrara shale gas exploration in the US
  • Identify opportunities and challenges regarding Niobrara shale gas exploration in the US
  • Plan strategies based on expected developments in shale gas exploration activities in the US
  • Understand the competitive landscape of the Niobrara shale
  • Be informed of key developments in this potential game-changing market

Table of Contents

1. Table of Contents

  • 1.1. List of Tables
  • 1.2. List of Figures

2. Introduction

  • 2.1. Overview
  • 2.2. Report Guidance

3. Niobrara Shale Play Overview

  • 3.1. Niobrara Shale Play, Location
  • 3.2. Niobrara Shale Play, Leasing Details
    • 3.2.1. Land Lease Sale, August 2012 (State Land)
    • 3.2.2. Land Lease Sale, November 2012 (State Land)

4. Niobrara Shale, Operational Overview

  • 4.1. Shale, Initial Production Rates
  • 4.2. Niobrara Shale, Planned Wells
  • 4.3. Niobrara Shale, Planned Rigs
  • 4.4. Niobrara Shale, Well Profile
  • 4.5. Niobrara Shale, Production Trends, 2007-2020
    • 4.5.1. Production, 2007-2012
    • 4.5.2. Gross Production by Company, Colorado, 2012
    • 4.5.3. Gross Production, 2007-2020
  • 4.6. Niobrara Shale, Cost Trends
    • 4.6.1. Well Cost
    • 4.6.2. Finding and Development Cost
    • 4.6.3. Capital Expenditure by Major Companies
  • 4.7. Niobrara Shale, Drilling Activity, 2011-2012
  • 4.8. Niobrara Shale, Major Drilling Activities in Colorado, 2011-2012
    • 4.8.1. Colorado, Drilling Activities by Field
    • 4.8.2. Colorado, Drilling Activities by Company
  • 4.9. Niobrara Shale, Major Drilling Activities in Wyoming, 2012
    • 4.9.1. Wyoming, Drilling Activities by County
    • 4.9.2. Wyoming, Drilling Activities by Company

5. Niobrara Shale, Competitive Landscape

  • 5.1. Niobrara Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, Latest Reported
  • 5.2. Niobrara Shale, Operational Analysis of Major Companies
    • 5.2.1. Anadarko Petroleum Corporation
    • 5.2.2. Noble Energy Incorporated
    • 5.2.3. Chesapeake Energy Corporation
    • 5.2.4. Encana Corporation
    • 5.2.5. CNOOC Limited

6. Niobrara Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2008-January 2013

7. Appendix

  • 7.1. Market Definitions
  • 7.2. Abbreviations
  • 7.3. Sources
  • 7.4. Methodology
    • 7.4.1. Coverage
    • 7.4.2. Secondary Research
    • 7.4.3. Primary Research
    • 7.4.4. Expert Panel Validation
  • 7.5. Contact Us
  • 7.6. Disclaimer

List of Tables

  • Table 1: Total Amount Received in State Lease Rounds, Wyoming (US$MM), 2008-2012
  • Table 2: State Lease Sale, Major Companies by Investment, Wyoming (US$MM), August 2012
  • Table 3: State Lease Sale, Major Companies by Investment, Wyoming (US$MM), November 2012
  • Table 4: Niobrara Shale, Wells Planned by Major Companies, 2013*
  • Table 5: Niobrara Shale, Wells Planned by Major Companies, 2012*
  • Table 6: Niobrara Shale, Gross/Net Wells Planned by Major Companies, 2012
  • Table 7: Niobrara Shale, Planned Rigs by Company, 2013*
  • Table 8: Niobrara Shale, Planned Rigs by Company, 2012
  • Table 9: Niobrara Shale, Wells Decline Rate (%), 2012*
  • Table 10: Niobrara Shale, Crude Oil and Natural Gas Gross Production, the US (mmboe), 2007-2012*
  • Table 11: Niobrara Shale, Crude Oil and Natural Gas Gross Production, Colorado (mmboe), 2007-2012*
  • Table 12: Wyoming, Gross Production from the Niobrara Shale (mmboe), 2007-2012*
  • Table 13: Niobrara Shale, Gross Production by Top 15 Companies (mmboe), 2012
  • Table 14: Niobrara Shale, Gross Production (mmboe), 2007-2020
  • Table 15: Niobrara Shale, Cost Per Well (US$MM/well), Latest Reported
  • Table 16: Niobrara Shale, Finding and Development Cost (US$/boe), Latest Reported
  • Table 17: Niobrara Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Major Companies (US$MM), 2013*
  • Table 18: Niobrara Shale, Planned Capital Expenditure by Major Companies (US$MM), 2012*
  • Table 19: Niobrara Shale, Colorado, Number of Well Permits, November 2010-December 2012
  • Table 20: Niobrara Shale, Total Number of Well Permits by Field, Colorado, 2012
  • Table 21: Niobrara Shale, Total Number of Well Permits by Company, Colorado, 2012
  • Table 22: Niobrara Shale, Total Number of Horizontal Well Permits by County, Wyoming, As of January 7, 2013
  • Table 23: Niobrara Shale, Number of Horizontal Well Permits by Company, Wyoming, As of January 7, 2013
  • Table 24: Niobrara Shale, Leading Companies by Acreage, Net Acres, Latest Reported*
  • Table 25: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Niobrara Shale, Key Operational Parameters, Latest Reported*
  • Table 26: Noble Energy Inc, Niobrara Shale, Key Operational Parameters, Latest Reported*
  • Table 27: Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Niobrara Shale, Key Operational Parameters, Latest Reported*
  • Table 28: Encana Corporation, Niobrara Shale, Key Operational Parameters, Latest Reported*
  • Table 29: CNOOC Limited, Niobrara Shale, Key Operational Parameters, Latest Reported*
  • Table 30: Niobrara Shale, Major Merger and Acquisitions by Deal Value (US$MM), the US, 2008-January 2013*

List of Figures

  • Figure 1: Niobrara Shale Formation, Northeastern Colorado, Stratigraphy, 2013
  • Figure 2: Total Amount Received in State Lease Rounds, Wyoming (US$MM), 2008-2012
  • Figure 3: State Lease Sale, Major Companies by Investment, Wyoming (US$MM), August 2012
  • Figure 4: State Lease Sale, Major Companies by Investment, Wyoming (US$MM), November 2012
  • Figure 5: Niobrara Shale Play, Well Profile, 2012*
  • Figure 6: Niobrara Crude Oil and Natural Gas Gross Production, the US (mmboe), 2007-2012*
  • Figure 7: Niobrara Shale, Crude Oil and Natural Gas Gross Production, Colorado (mmboe), 2007-2012*
  • Figure 8: Wyoming, Gross Production from the Niobrara Shale (mmboe), 2007-2012*
  • Figure 9: Niobrara Shale, Gross Production by Top 15 companies, Colorado (mmboe), 2012
  • Figure 10: Niobrara Shale, Gross Production (mmboe), 2007-2020
  • Figure 11: Niobrara Shale, Colorado, Number of Well Permits, November 2010-December 2012*
  • Figure 12: Niobrara Shale, Total Number of Well Permits by Field, Colorado, 2012
  • Figure 13: Niobrara Shale, Total Number of Well Permits by Company, Colorado, 2012
  • Figure 14: Niobrara Shale, Wyoming, Major Counties by Horizontal Well Permits, As of January 7, 2013*
  • Figure 15: Niobrara Shale, Major Companies by Horizontal Well Permits, Wyoming, As of January 7, 2013
  • Figure 16: Niobrara Shale, Leading Companies by Acreage, Net Acres, Latest Reported*
  • Figure 17: Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Operational Map, Niobrara Shale, 2012
  • Figure 18: Noble Energy Incorporated, Operational Map, Niobrara Shale, 2012
  • Figure 19: Chesapeake Energy Corporation, Operational Map, Powder River Basin, Niobrara Shale, 2013
  • Figure 20: Encana Corporation, Operational Map, Niobrara Shale, 2012
Show More
Pricing