Asia Pacific Shale Gas Market Prospects to 2025- Demand Growth and Escalating Gas Import Costs Force Asian Countries Drive Shale Investments

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Asia Pacific Shale Gas Market Prospects to 2025- Demand Growth and Escalating Gas Import Costs Force Asian Countries Drive Shale Investments

The new Asia Pacific shale gas report from OGANALYSIS noted that soaring demand, rapidly escalating LNG prices are forcing countries to look for possibility of shale gas production. In particular, China and India are witnessing rapid rise in demand and accordingly are planning to realize shale production earlier than planned. Australia is also planning to exploit its shale reserves to supply feed gas for its planned liquefaction terminals.

Success of the US shale and ongoing activities in Europe are encouraging Asian players to develop policy and frameworks for shale gas development. While China is allowing foreign companies to participate in shale exploration, India is planning to launch first bids in 2013. Over 10 companies are actively perusing shale operations in Australia and Pakistan and Bangladesh are in plans of identifying their reserve potential.

The report analyzes the current status, potential and feasibility of shale development, ongoing activities, government stance and companies operating in each of the key Asian shale markets including Australia, china, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh. The research work also identifies the top trends of Asia Pacific shale market. Key drivers and challenges faced by countries along with feasibility of first commercial production are also discussed in detail. Further, the Asia Pacific shale gas report from OGANALYSIS discusses physical characteristics of major basins in each country along with their reservoir properties and resource characteristics. Further, shale formations and key plays in each basin are discussed in detail. Basin wise company information along with the current status of activities in permits awarded is analyzed. In addition, company wise shale activities are provided for leading ten companies.

Feasibility of shale development coupled with details of concessions awarded, drilling success rates and operations, strategies of over 15 companies is provided. Companies analyzed in the report include CNPC, Sinopec, Shaanxi Group, Beach Energy, Santos SA, Sensex Energy, DrillSearch, BG Group, Statoil, Falcon, AWE, New standard Energy, Icon Energy, Norwest Energy and ONGC. Recent shale gas developments along with their impact on companies/ markets/ alternative fuels are also provided.


- Current status of shale operations in 30 markets worldwide including 5 Asian markets
- Comparison of potential investment areas in Asia Pacific based on shale reserves, exploration progress and companies
- Top trends in Asian shale markets
- Exploration status of shale plays in 5 Asian markets including Australia, China, India, Pakistan and Bangladesh
- Government support, risked and technically recoverable shale gas reserves along with investment drivers are identified for each of the markets
- Current E&P activities including Concessions awarded, confirmed availability of commercial gas volumes in shale plays and feasibility of first production from each of the basins in all markets are detailed
- Identifies key basins in each country and details potential shale plays, physical characteristics, reservoir properties and resource characteristics for each basin
- All leading companies with exploration permits in each of the Asian shale market along with their shale plays, acreage and drilling status are detailed
- All recent developments along with their impact on country and regional shale market are analyzed

Reasons to Buy this Report

- The research work is a compulsory handbook for all investors, companies and strategists focusing on Asia Shale and conventional gas markets
- It enables you to understand the investment potential of each of the shale market in Asia Pacific
- Evaluate the possibility of shale gas boom in Asia Pacific similar to the US and Europe and identify best investment areas
- It offers complete understanding of the basin characteristics, offered concessions and geology of all shale plays in each of the Asian markets
- Gain up to date knowledge on current progress in exploration, government support, state/ foreign firms participation and drilling success rates
- Stay ahead of your competition with comparative analysis of potential of each of 5 key Asian shale markets

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 5
1.2 List of Figures 7
2 Asia Pacific Shale Gas Industry Overview 8
2.1 Shale Gas Exploration in Asia Pacific Witnessing Strong Boost amidst New Policies and Price Concerns 8
2.1.1 Asia Pacific Shale gas Potential 8
2.1.2 Increasing Investments in Asia Pacific Shale Exploration to Change the Global Gas Dynamics 9
2.2 Asia Pacific Shale Gas Markets- Comparative Benchmarking 10
2.2.1 Based on Reserves 10
2.2.2 Based on Progress in Exploration Activities 10
2.2.3 Based on Drilling Success Rate 11
2.3 Global Shale Gas Markets Overview- 2012 13
2.3.1 Global Shale Gas Reserve Potential 13
2.3.2 Current Status of Shale Exploration Progress by Country 14
2.3.3 Shale Gas Overview- Snapshot 18
2.3.4 Shale Gas Overview- Evolution 20
2.3.5 Shale Gas Overview- Key Steps in Exploration Process 21
2.3.6 Shale Gas Overview- Hydraulic Fracturing 22
3 Key Trends and Drivers of Asia Pacific Shale Gas Industry 25
3.1 Chinese Government Plans to triple Gas usage by 2020 spurs shale investments 25
3.1.1 China planning to switch to natural gas from coal 25
3.2 Despite Strong Reserves, China Face Tough Challenges in Shale Gas Exploration 25
3.2.1 China remains too dependent on PetroChina and Sinopec for the development of its shale industry 26
3.3 India to Announce its Shale Gas Exploration Policy and Framework in 2013 26
3.4 Robust demand for LNG in Asian Markets Encourages Australian Shale Exploration Activities 26
3.5 Despite Strong Gas Demand in Asian markets, Shale Production Unlikely before 2018 27
3.6 Robust rise in Gas Demand coupled with lack of import options force Pakistan to Explore its shale reserves 27
3.6 28
4 Current Status of Shale Gas Exploration and Field Developments in Asia Pacific 28
4.1 China-Government approves Foreign Participation in Sichuan Basin Shale Exploration 28
4.2 Austalia- Santos reserves first Proven and Probable Shale reserves Driven by Success of Moomba 28
4.3 India- Government Likely to Launch First Round of Shale Exploration Bidding by the end of 2013 29
4.4 Pakistan- Pilot projects in Progress in Southern Indus Basin 29
4.5 Indonesia- Pertamina Signs first PSC for Shale Gas Exploration and plans to spend $7.8 billion 29
4.6 Bangladesh- Government Invites US Team to Explore Possibility of Shale Gas Production 30
4.7 Mangolia- Yet to Formulate Regime for Shale Project Approvals 30
5 China Shale Gas Market Analysis 32
5.1 China Shale and Conventional Gas Snapshot 32
5.2 China Shale Gas Reserve Potential 33
5.3 China Shale Play Characteristics 34
5.3.1 Sichuan Basin Characteristics 35
5.3.2 Tarim Basin Characteristics 37
5.3.3 Ordos Basin 39
5.3.4 Junggar Basin 39
5.3.5 North China (Huabei) Basin 39
5.3.6 Turpan-Hami Basin 39
5.3.7 Songliao Basin 40
5.4 China Shale Drilling and Exploration Operations 40
5.5 Leading Players in China Shale Market 41
5.5.1 Company Wise Blocks and Licenses Awarded 41
5.5.2 China National Petroleum Corporation Shale Operations in China 42
5.5.3 Sinopec Corporation Shale Operations in China 43
5.5.4 Shaanxi Yanchang Petroleum (Group) Co. Ltd. Shale Operations in China 44
6 Australia Shale Gas Market Analysis 45
6.1 Australia Shale and Conventional Gas Snapshot 45
6.2 Australia Shale Gas Reserve Potential 46
6.3 Australia Shale Play Characteristics 47
6.3.1 Cooper Basin Characteristics 49
6.3.2 Maryborough Basin Characteristics 51
6.3.3 Perth Basin Characteristics 53
6.3.4 Canning Basin Characteristics 55
6.4 Australia Shale Drilling and Exploration Operations 57
6.4.1 Cooper Basin Exploration Activities 57
6.4.2 Perth Basin Exploration Activities 57
6.4.3 Canning Basin Exploration Activities 58
6.5 Leading Players in Australia Shale market 58
6.5.1 Beach Energy Shale Operations in Australia 59
6.5.2 Santos Shale Operations in Australia 61
6.5.3 Senex Energy Ltd. Shale Operations in Australia 62
6.5.4 Drillsearch Energy Ltd. Shale Operations in Australia 62
6.5.5 BG Group Shale Operations in Australia 63
6.5.6 Statoil Shale Operations in Australia 63
6.5.7 Falcon oil and Gas Company with Hess Corporation Shale Operations in Australia 65
6.5.8 AWE Shale Operations in Australia 65
6.5.9 New Standard Energy Shale Operations in Australia 67
6.5.10 Icon Energy Shale Operations in Australia 67
6.5.11 Norwest Energy Shale Operations in Australia 68
7 India Shale Gas Market Analysis 69
7.1 India Shale and Conventional Gas Snapshot 69
7.2 Shale Gas reserves 69
7.3 India Shale Play Characteristics 70
7.3.1 Cambay Basin Characteristics 73
7.3.2 Damodar Valley Basin Characteristics 74
7.3.3 Krishna Godavari Basin Characteristics 76
7.3.4 Cauvery Basin Characteristics 77
7.3.5 Upper Assam Basin characteristics 79
7.3.6 Pranitha-Godavari Basin Characteristics 80
7.3.7 Vindhyan Basin Characteristics 80
7.3.8 Rajasthan Basin characteristics 80
7.4 India Shale Drilling and Exploration Operations 80
7.5 Leading Players in India Shale Market 81
7.5.1 ONGC Shale Operations in India 81
8 Analysis of Pakistan Shale gas market 83
8.1 Pakistan Shale and Conventional Gas Snapshot 83
8.2 Pakistan Shale Gas Reserve Potential 83
8.3 Pakistan Shale Play Characteristics 84
8.3.1 Southern Indus Basin Characteristics 85
8.4 Pakistan Shale Drilling and Exploration Operations 87
9 Company Profiles of Leading Shale Companies in Asia Pacific 88
9.1 CNPC Business Profile 88
9.2 Santos SA Business Profile 92
9.3 Sinopec Business Profile 95
9.4 ONGC Business Profile 98
9.5 BG Group Plc Business Profile 101
10 Latest Developments in Asia Pacific Shale Gas Industry 104
11 Appendix 111
11.1 Conversion Factors 111
11.2 Abbreviations 111
11.3 Methodology 111
11.4 Contact Us 112
11.5 Disclaimer 112

List of Tables

Table 1: Comparison of Shale Gas Reserves to Conventional Gas Reserves 15
Table 3: China Shale Gas Snapshot 33
Table 4: China Potential Shale Reserve Estimates 34
Table 5: Physical characteristics of Sichuan Basin 36
Table 6: Sichuan Basin- Reservoir Properties 37
Table 7: Sichuan Basin- Resource charecteristics 38
Table 8: Physical characteristics of Tarim Basin 38
Table 9: Tarim Basin- Reservoir Properties 39
Table 10: Tarim Basin- Resource characteristics 39
Table 11: China- Company Wise Shale Blocks Awarded 42
Table 12: Australia Shale Gas Snapshot 46
Table 13: Physical Characteristics of Cooper Basin 50
Table 14: Cooper Basin- Reservoir Properties 51
Table 15: Cooper Basin- Resource Characteristics 51
Table 16: Physical Characteristics of Maryborough Basin 52
Table 17: Maryborough Basin- Reservoir Properties 52
Table 18: Maryborough Basin- Resource Characteristics 53
Table 19: Physical Characteristics of Perth Basin 54
Table 20: Perth Basin- Reservoir Properties 55
Table 21: Perth Basin- Resource characteristics 55
Table 22: Physical characteristics of SE Anatolia Basin 56
Table 23: SE Anatolia Basin- Reservoir Properties 56
Table 24: SE Anatolia Basin- Resource Characteristics 57
Table 25: India Shale Gas Snapshot 70
Table 26: Physical characteristics of Cambay Basin 73
Table 27: Cambay Basin- Reservoir Properties 74
Table 28: Cambay Basin- Resource Characteristics 74
Table 29: Physical characteristics of Damodar Valley Basin 75
Table 30: Damodar Valley Basin- Reservoir Properties 76
Table 31: Damodar Valley Basin- Resource Characteristics 76
Table 32: Physical characteristics of Krishna Godavari Basin 77
Table 33: Krishna Godavari Basin- Reservoir Properties 77
Table 34: Krishna Godavari Basin- Resource Characteristics 78
Table 35: Physical characteristics of Cauvery Basin 78
Table 36: Cauvery Basin- Reservoir Properties 79
Table 37: Cauvery Basin- Resource Characteristics 79
Table 38: Pakistan Shale Gas Snapshot 83
Table 39: Physical characteristics of Southern Indus Basin 85
Table 40: Southern Indus Basin- Reservoir Properties 86
Table 41: Southern Indus Basin- Resource Characteristics 86
Table 42: Natural Gas (NG) and Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Conversion Factors 111

List of Figures

Figure 1: Asia Pacific shale gas reserves by country (Tcf) as of 2011 9
Figure 2: Global Shale Gas Reserves (Tcf) 14
Figure 3: Shale Resources- Schematic Geology 20
Figure 4: Typical Hydraulic Fracturing Process 23
Figure 5: Fracturing Fluid Composition 24
Figure 6: Shale Fracturing Fluid- Typical Composition of Chemical Additives 25
Figure 7: Comparison of Shale Gas Reserves with Natural Gas Reserves in 2011 34
Figure 8: Shale Basins of China 36
Figure 9: Comparison of Shale Gas Reserves with Natural Gas Reserves in 2011 47
Figure 10: Key Shale Basins in Australia- I 49
Figure 11: Key Shale Basins of Australia- II 49
Figure 12: Australia Shale Basins Activities by company 59
Figure 13: Comparison of Shale Gas Reserves with Natural Gas Reserves in 2011 71
Figure 14: Shale Basins Map- India 72
Figure 15: Comparison of Shale Gas Reserves with Natural Gas Reserves in 2011 84
Figure 16: Shale Basin of Pakistan 85

Companies Mentioned

CNPC, Sinopec, Shaanxi Group, Beach Energy, Santos SA, Sensex Energy, DrillSearch, BG Group, Statoil, Falcon, AWE, New standard Energy, Icon Energy, Norwest Energy and ONGC

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