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North America Unconventional Gas Industry - Set to Regain Momentum Post Current Crisis

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North America Unconventional Gas Industry - Set to Regain Momentum Post Current Crisis

Summary

Global Markets Direct, the leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research "North America Unconventional Gas Industry - Set to Regain Momentum Post Current Crisis" The study, which is an offering from the company's Energy Research Group, provides an in-depth analysis the unconventional natural gas industry in North America, detailing the major sources and key challenges and prospects for their development. The report provides an outlook for the overall natural gas industry in North America (the US and Canada) with forecasts till 2020, analyzing the growing importance of unconventional natural gas production in the industry. The report provides detailed analysis of 7 major shale gas plays and 2 major Coal Bed Methane (CBM) basins in North America analyzing the drilling details, cost trends, historical forecast and major players in each play. The report also provides the production forecast for each of these plays to 2020. The report is built using the data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in house analysis by Global Markets Direct's team of industry experts.

North America's natural gas supply composition is currently undergoing a dramatic shift from conventional towards more unconventional gas sources such as tight gas, coal bed methane (CBM) and, most importantly, shale gas. Unconventional natural gas is fast becoming a major source of natural gas supplies for the future especially in North America.

The North American natural gas industry is expected to witness a steady growth in production, increasing at an AAGR of 1.2% during 2008-20. The unconventional natural gas will play an increasingly major role in the overall production accounting for approximately 52% of the total production in 2020. The shale gas plays are expected to witness a huge surge in activity. In US, 45% of the total expected unconventional natural gas is expected to come from the six major shale gas plays namely Barnett, Antrim, Haynesville, Fayetteville, Woodford and Marcellus. The unconventional natural gas production in the US is expected to increase at an AAGR of 2.3%.

In shale gas basins in North America, the natural gas production is expected to increase from approximately 6 Bcf/d in 2008 to 19.3 Bcf/d in 2020 at an AAGR of 9.7%. Haynesville shale will over take Barnett to become the largest natural gas producing shale in the US in 2019. Other two important shale plays expected witness significant activity are Marcellus and Canada's Horn River.

Scope

The report provides detailed information and provides an in-depth analysis of the North American natural gas industry with key trends, challenges and future prospects for the overall industry. The report provides forecasts of natural gas production in North America detailing the share of unconventional natural gas production to 2020. The report also provides detailed analysis of 7 major shale gas and 2 major CBM plays in North America with production forecasts to 2020. The scope of the report includes:

- Analysis on growth of unconventional natural gas industry in North America with forecasts to 2020 detailing its share in the overall gas production.

- Key trends and challenges of the development of different unconventional gas plays in North America.

- Analysis of the 7 major shale gas plays in North America with detailed analysis of cost trends, production trends, drilling activities and production forecasts to 2020. Key shales covered include Antrim Shale, Barnett Shale, Fayetteville Shale, Haynesville Shale, and Horn River Shale.

- Key activities in top two CBM basins in North America namely San Juan and Powder River basin detailing historical trends and forecasts to 2020.

- Detailed information on top five players in each of the major unconventional gas plays covering their areas of operation, past activities, investment plans and future plans details.

- Analysis of the M&A activities in each of the discussed unconventional gas plays during 2004 to October 2009.

Reasons to buy

The report will enhance your decision making capability in a more rapid and time sensitive manner. It will allow you to:

- Drive revenues by identifying the fastest growing unconventional gas plays in North America to invest in.

- Identify market challenges and opportunities in the unconventional gas industry in North America for shaping investment strategies.

- Make informed business decisions and maximize investment returns by understanding the economics of different plays in North America.

- Identify upcoming business opportunities in various unconventional gas plays in North America.

- Identify potential challenges for business plans and develop effective risk alleviation measures.

1 Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 5

1.1 List of Tables 9

1.2 List of Figures 11

2 North America Unconventional Gas Industry - An Introduction 13

2.1 Overview 13

2.2 Report Guidance 13

3 North American Unconventional Gas Industry 14

3.1 Major Unconventional Natural Gas Sources in North America 14

3.1.1 Shale gas 14

3.1.2 Coal Bed Methane 14

3.1.3 Tight Gas Sands 14

3.1.4 Gas Hydrates 14

3.2 North American Shale Gas Industry: Status, Challenges and Prospects 15

3.2.1 North American Gas Shale Industry: Current Status 15

3.2.2 North American Gas Shale Industry: Major Challenges 17

3.2.3 North American Gas Shale Industry: Major Prospects 18

3.3 North American Coalbed Methane Industry: Status, Challenges and Prospects 18

3.3.1 North American Coal Bed Methane Industry: Current Status 18

3.3.2 North American Coal Bed Methane Industry: Major Challenges 20

3.3.3 North American Coal Bed Methane Industry: Major Prospects 21

3.4 North American Tight Gas Sands Industry: Status, Challenges and Prospects 21

3.4.1 North American Tight Gas Industry: Current Status 21

3.4.2 North American Tight Gas Industry: Major Challenges 23

3.4.3 North American Tight Gas Industry: Major Prospects 23

3.5 North American Gas Hydrates: Status, Challenges and Prospects 23

3.5.1 North American Gas Hydrates Industry: Current Status 23

3.5.2 North American Gas Hydrates Industry: Major Challenges 23

3.5.3 North American Gas Hydrates Industry: Major Prospects 24

4 North American Unconventional Gas Industry, Outlook to 2020 25

4.1 North American Unconventional Gas, Growth in Production, 2008-2020 25

4.1.1 North America, Unconventional Natural Gas Production Growth, 2008-20 25

4.1.2 The US, Unconventional Natural Gas Production Growth, 2008-20 29

4.1.3 Canada, Unconventional Natural Gas Production Growth, 2008-20 30

4.2 North American Unconventional Gas, Major Emerging Plays 32

4.3 North American Unconventional Gas, Future Trends 35

4.3.1 As Natural Gas Prices Recover, The Shale Plays Will Become The Hottest Play In North America 35

4.3.2 The Development Of Unconventional Natural Gas In North America Will Hit The LNG Import Industry 35

4.3.3 The Unconventional Natural Gas Industry Will Attract Huge Investments In The Next Decade 36

4.3.4 The Growing Production From Shale Gas In North America Could Change The Demand- Supply Scenario Globally 37

4.3.5 The Industry Is Expected To Grow At A Rapid Pace With Major International Oil Companies Entering The Unconventional Plays 37

4.3.6 The Growth Of Shale Gas Plays In North America Will Lead To Growth Of Shale gas Plays Globally 37

5 Antrim Shale 39

5.1 Antrim Shale, Play Activity Analysis 39

5.2 Antrim Shale, Operational Overview 39

5.2.1 Antrim Shale, Production Trends, 2003-2020 39

5.2.2 Antrim Shale, Drilling Activity, 2008 41

5.3 Antrim Shale, Competitive Landscape 42

5.3.1 Antrim Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2008 42

5.4 Antrim Shale, Top 5 Companies Analysis 44

5.4.1 Atlas Energy Resources 44

5.4.2 HighMount Midwest Energy LLC 44

5.4.3 BreitBurn Energy Partners LP 44

5.4.4 Terra Energy Ltd 44

5.4.5 Ward Lake Energy 45

5.5 Antrim Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2004-08 45

6 Barnett Shale 46

6.1 Barnett Shale, Play Activity Analysis 46

6.2 Barnett Shale, Operational Overview 47

6.2.1 Barnett Shale, Well Profile 47

6.2.2 Barnett Shale, Production Trends, 2003-2020 48

6.2.3 Barnett Shale, Cost Trends, 2009 50

6.2.4 Barnett Shale, Drilling Activity, 2004-2009 51

6.3 Barnett Shale, Competitive Landscape 53

6.3.1 Barnett Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009 53

6.3.2 Barnett Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2008 53

6.4 Barnett Shale, Top 5 Companies Analysis 54

6.4.1 Devon Energy 54

6.4.2 Chesapeake Energy 56

6.4.3 XTO Energy 58

6.4.4 EOG Resources 59

6.4.5 Quicksilver Corporation 59

6.5 Barnett Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2006-2009 59

7 Fayetteville Shale 61

7.1 Fayetteville Shale, Play Activity Analysis 61

7.2 Fayetteville Shale, Operational Overview 62

7.2.1 Fayetteville Shale, Well Profile 62

7.2.2 Fayetteville Shale, Production Trends, 2004-2020 63

7.2.3 Fayetteville Shale, Cost Trends, 2009 65

7.2.4 Fayetteville Shale, Drilling Activity, 2009 66

7.3 Fayetteville Shale, Competitive Landscape 68

7.3.1 Fayetteville Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009 68

7.3.2 Fayetteville Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2008 69

7.4 Fayetteville Shale, Top Five Companies Analysis 71

7.4.1 Southwestern Energy 71

7.4.2 Chesapeake Energy 72

7.4.3 Petrohawk Energy 74

7.4.4 XTO Energy 74

7.4.5 Hallwood Energy 75

7.5 Fayetteville Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2006-2009 75

8 Haynesville Shale 77

8.1 Haynesville Shale, Play Activity Analysis 77

8.2 Haynesville Shale, Operational Overview 78

8.2.1 Haynesville Shale, Well Profile 78

8.2.2 Haynesville Shale, Production Trends, 2008-2020 79

8.2.3 Haynesville Shale, Cost Trends, 2009 83

8.2.4 Haynesville Shale, Drilling Activity, 2009 84

8.3 Haynesville Shale, Competitive Landscape 87

8.3.1 Haynesville Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009 87

8.3.2 Haynesville Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2008 88

8.4 Haynesville Shale, Top 5 Companies Analysis 90

8.4.1 Devon Energy 90

8.4.2 Chesapeake Energy 90

8.4.3 Encana Oil & Gas 92

8.4.4 Petrohawk Energy Corporation 92

8.4.5 Forest Oil Corporation 93

8.5 Haynesville Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2008-09 94

9 Horn River Shale 96

9.1 Horn River Shale, Play Activity Analysis 96

9.2 Horn River Shale, Operational Overview 97

9.2.1 Horn River Shale, Production Trends, 2008-2020 97

9.2.2 Horn River Shale, Cost Trends, 2009 99

9.2.3 Horn River Shale, Drilling Activity, 2009 99

9.3 Horn River Shale, Competitive Landscape 99

9.3.1 Horn River Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009 99

9.4 Horn River Shale, Top Companies Analysis 100

9.4.1 EnCana Corporation and Apache Corporation 100

9.4.2 Exxon Mobil Corporation 101

9.4.3 Devon 101

9.4.4 EOG Resources 101

9.4.5 Quicksilver Resources 101

9.4.6 Nexen 101

9.5 Horn River Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2007-2009 102

10 Marcellus Shale 103

10.1 Marcellus Shale, Play Activity Analysis 103

10.2 Marcellus Shale, Operational Overview 104

10.2.1 Marcellus Shale, Well Profile 104

10.2.2 Marcellus Shale, Production Trends, 2008-2020 105

10.2.3 Marcellus Shale, Cost Trends, 2009 107

10.2.4 Marcellus Shale, Drilling Activity, 2009 107

10.3 Marcellus Shale, Competitive Landscape 109

10.3.1 Marcellus Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009 109

10.4 Marcellus Shale, Top Five Companies Analysis 110

10.4.1 Chesapeake Energy 110

10.4.2 Range Resources 111

10.4.3 Statoil 113

10.4.4 Atlas Energy Resources 113

10.5 Marcellus Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2007-2009 113

11 Woodford Shale 115

11.1 Woodford Shale, Play Activity Analysis 115

11.2 Woodford Shale, Operational Overview 116

11.2.1 Woodford Shale, Well Profile 116

11.2.2 Woodford Shale, Production Trends, 2003-2020 116

11.2.3 Woodford Shale, Cost Trends, 2009 118

11.2.4 Woodford Shale, Drilling Activity, 2009 119

11.3 Woodford Shale, Competitive Landscape 120

11.3.1 Woodford Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2009 120

11.3.2 Woodford Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2008 121

11.4 Woodford Shale, Top 5 Companies Detailed Analysis 123

11.4.1 Newfield Exploration 123

11.4.2 Devon Energy 123

11.4.3 XTO Energy 124

11.4.4 BP America 124

11.4.5 Pablo Energy 124

11.5 Woodford Shale, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2007-2009 124

12 Powder River Coal Bed Methane 126

12.1 Powder River Coal Bed Methane, Play Activity Analysis 126

12.2 Powder River CBM, Operational Overview 127

12.2.1 Powder River CBM, Production Trends, 2003-2020 127

12.2.2 Powder River CBM, Drilling Activity, 2008 129

12.3 Powder River CBM, Competitive Landscape 130

12.3.1 Powder River CBM, Major Companies by Production, 2008 130

12.4 Powder River CBM, Top Five Companies Detailed Analysis 131

12.4.1 Williams Companies 131

12.4.2 Lance Oil & Gas Company 132

12.4.3 Anadarko Petroleum 132

12.4.4 Yates Petroleum Corporation 134

12.4.5 Pennaco Energy Incorporated 135

12.5 Powder River CBM, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2005-2009 136

13 San Juan Basin CBM 138

13.1 San Juan Basin, Play Activity Analysis 138

13.2 San Juan Basin, Operational Overview 138

13.2.1 San Juan Basin, Production Trends, 2003-2020 138

13.2.2 San Juan Basin, Drilling Activity, 2008 140

13.3 San Juan Basin, Competitive Landscape 141

13.3.1 San Juan Basin, Major Companies by Production, 2008 141

13.4 San Juan Basin, Top Five Companies Analysis 142

13.4.1 ConocoPhillips 142

13.4.2 BP America 142

13.4.3 Energen Resources 142

13.4.4 Devon Energy 142

13.4.5 Williams Production 143

13.5 San Juan Basin, Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Play, 2006-2008 143

14 Appendix 145

14.1 Methodology 145

14.1.1 Coverage 145

14.1.2 Secondary Research 145

14.1.3 Primary Research 146

14.1.4 Expert Panel Validation 146

14.2 Abbreviations 146

14.3 Contact Us 147

14.4 About Global Markets Direct 147

14.5 Disclaimer 147

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Canada, Coal Bed Methane, Resource Estimates, 2009 20

Table 2: North America Natural Gas Industry, Growth In Natural Gas Production, Bcf/d,

2008-2020 26

Table 3: North America, Percentage Growth In the Share Of Unconventional Gas In Overall Production, 2008-2020 27

Table 4: North America, Forecasted Unconventional Natural Gas Production, Bcf/d,

2008-2020 28

Table 5: The US, Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2008-2020 30

Table 6: Canada, Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2008-20 31

Table 7: North America, Forecasted Natural gas Production from Major Shale Plays,

2008-2020 33

Table 8: North America, Comparison Of Major Shale Plays, 2009 34

Table 9: US, Planned LNG Regasification Terminals, Bcf, 2010-2015 36

Table 10: Antrim Shale Characteristics (Industry Average Numbers) 39

Table 11: Antrim Shale, Historical and Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2009-2020 40

Table 12: Antrim Shale, Total Number Of Producing Wells, 2003-2008 41

Table 13: Antrim Shale, Percentage Share Of Major Companies In Total Production, 2008 42

Table 14: Antrim Shale, Top Operators By Production, 2008 43

Table 15: Antrim Shale, Major Deals, 2004-09 45

Table 16: Barnett Shale Characteristics (Industry Average Numbers) 47

Table 17: Barnett Shale, Average Decline Rates Per Well 47

Table 18: Barnett Shale, Historical and Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2009-2020 49

Table 19: Barnett Shale, Cost Per Well For Major Companies Operating, 2009 50

Table 20: Barnett Shale, Finding and Development Cost Per Mcf, 2009 50

Table 21: Barnett Shale, Number of Drilling Permits, 2004 to August 2009 51

Table 22: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Wells Drilled, 1993-2008 52

Table 23: Barnett Shale, Top Companies by Acreage, 2009 53

Table 24: Barnett Shale, Top Natural Gas Producing Companies, 2008 54

Table 25: Devon Energy, Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, 2006-08, MMBOE 56

Table 26: Devon Energy, Barnett Shale, Key Operation Parameters, 2009 56

Table 27: Chesapeake Energy, Barnett Shale, Key Operation Parameters, 2009 57

Table 28: Chesapeake Energy, Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, 2006-08, Bcf 58

Table 29: XTO Energy, Barnett Shale, Key Operation Parameters, 2009 58

Table 30: Barnett Shale, Top 10 Deals By Deal Value, 2006-2009 60

Table 31: Fayetteville Shale Characteristics (Industry Average Numbers) 62

Table 32: Fayetteville Shale, Average Decline Rates Per Well, 2009 62

Table 33: Fayetteville Shale Play, Historical And Forecasted Production, 2004-2020 64

Table 34: Fayetteville Shale, Cost Per Well (Million $), 2009 65

Table 35: Fayetteville Shale, Finding and Development Cost Per Mcf, 2009 65

Table 36: Fayetteville Shale, Number of New Completed Wells, 2004-August 2009 66

Table 37: Fayetteville Shale, Top Companies By Acreage, 2009 68

Table 38: Fayetteville Shale, Share in Production By Major Companies, 2008 69

Table 39: Fayetteville Shale, Top Companies By Production, 2008 70

Table 40: Southwestern Energy, Fayetteville Shale Play, Key Operational Parameters, 2009 71

Table 41: Fayetteville Shale, Well Performance, 2007-2009 72

Table 42: Chesapeake Energy, Fayetteville Shale Play, Key Operational Parameters, 2009 73

Table 43: Petrohawk Energy, Fayetteville Shale Play, Key Operational Parameters, 2009 74

Table 44: XTO Energy, Fayetteville Shale Play, Key Operational Parameters, 2009 74

Table 45: Fayetteville Shale Play, Top 10 Deals By Deal Value, 2006-2009 76

Table 46: Haynesville Shale Characteristics (Industry Average Numbers), 2009 78

Table 47: Haynesville Shale, Average Decline Rates Per Well 78

Table 48: Haynesville Shale, Initial Production Rates Of Wells Drilled By Major Companies 80

Table 49: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Production 2008-2009 81

Table 50: Haynesville Shale Play, Forecasted Production Growth, 2008-2020 82

Table 51: Haynesville Shale, Cost Per Well ($m), 2009 83

Table 52: Haynesville Shale, Finding And Development Cost Per Mcfe, 2009 83

Table 53: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Wells by Quarter/Year, 2008-2009 84

Table 54: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Major Companies by Total Number Of Wells Drilled, October 2009 85

Table 55: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators By Acreage, 2009 87

Table 56: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators by Production, 2008 88

Table 57: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators By Production, January to August 2009 89

Table 58: Chesapeake Energy, Haynesville Shale, Key Operational Parameters, 2009 91

Table 59: Chesapeake Energy, Major Wells Drilled In Haynesville Shale, First and Second Quarter 2009 92

Table 60: Petrohawk Energy, Haynesville Shale, Key Operational Parameters, 2009 93

Table 61: Haynesville Shale, Top 10 Deals By Deal Value, 2008-09 95

Table 62: Horn River Shale, Key Characteristics, 2009 97

Table 63: Horn River Shale, Initial Production For Major Companies, 2008-2009 97

Table 64: Horn River Shale, Forecasted Production, Bcfe, 2010-2020 98

Table 65: Horn River Shale, Top Companies By Acreage, 2009 100

Table 66: Horn River Shale, Major Deals, 2007-2009 YTD 102

Table 67: Marcellus Shale, Key Characteristics, 2009 104

Table 68: Marcellus Shale Well, Expected Decline Rates, 2009 104

Table 69: Marcellus Shale, Average Initial Production Rates, Mmcfe/d, 2009 106

Table 70: Marcellus Shale, Forecasted Production, Mmcfe/d, 2008-2020 107

Table 71: Marcellus Shale, Cost Per Well For Major Companies, 2008-2009 107

Table 72: Marcellus Shale (Pennsylvania), Number Of Wells Drilled, January to October 2009 109

Table 73: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies By Acreage, 2009 110

Table 74: Chesapeake Energy, Marcellus Shale Key Operational Parameters, 2009 111

Table 75: Range Resources, Marcellus Shale Production, 2007-2010 112

Table 76: Marcellus Shale, Top 10 Deals by Deal Value, 2007-2009 114

Table 77: Woodford Shale, Major Characteristics, 2009 115

Table 78: Woodford Shale, Typical Well Decline Rates, 2009 116

Table 79: Woodford Shale, Historical and Forecasted Production, 2003-2020 117

Table 80: Woodford Shale, Cost Per Well For Major Companies, $m, 2009 118

Table 81: Woodford Shale, Finding And Development Cost For Major Companies,

($ per Mcfe), 2009 118

Table 82: Woodford Shale, Number Of Wells Drilled, 2003-2008 120

Table 83: Woodford Shale, Top Companies by Net Acreage, 2009 121

Table 84: Woodford Shale, Production Share Of Major Companies, 2008 122

Table 85: Woodford Shale, Top Companies by Production, 2008 122

Table 86: Woodford Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2007-2009 125

Table 87: Representative Powder River Basin, Reservoir Properties in Partition 8, 2009 127

Table 88: Powder River Basin, Forecasted Production, 2009-2020 128

Table 89: Powder River Basin, Number of Wells Drilled, 1998-2008 129

Table 90: Powder River Basin, Top Companies By Production, 2008 131

Table 91: Williams Company, Powder River Basin, Key Operational Parameters, 2009 131

Table 92: Williams Company, Powder River Basin, Growth In Reserves And Production,

2006-2008 132

Table 93: Anadarko Petroleum, Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008 133

Table 94: Yates Petroleum, Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008 134

Table 95: Pennaco Energy, Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008 135

Table 96: Powder River Basin, Major Deals By Deal Value, 2005-2009 137

Table 97: San Juan Basin, Historical and Forecasted Production, 2003-2020 139

Table 98: San Juan Basin, Number of Producing Wells By Major Companies, 2007-2008 140

Table 99: San Juan Basin, Major Companies By Production, 2008 142

Table 100: San Juan Basin, Major Deals By Deal Value, 2006-2009 144

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Major Shale Gas Basins in The US, 2009 16

Figure 2: Major Shale Gas Basins in Canada, 2009 17

Figure 3: North America, Major Coal Bed Methane Basins, 2009 19

Figure 4: Canada, Coal Bed Methane, Resource Estimates, 2009 20

Figure 5: US, Lower 48, Major Tight Gas Plays, 2009 22

Figure 6: Canada, Distribution Of Potential Tight Gas Regions In Canada, 2009 22

Figure 7: North America Natural Gas Industry, Growth In Natural Gas Production, Bcf/d,

2008-2020 26

Figure 8: North America, Percentage Growth In the Share Of Unconventional Gas In Overall Production, 2008-2020 27

Figure 9: North America, Forecasted Unconventional Natural Gas Production, Bcf/d,

2008-2020 28

Figure 10: The US, Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2008-2020 29

Figure 11: Canada, Forecasted Natural Gas Production , 2008-2020 31

Figure 12: North America, Forecasted Natural gas Production from Major Shale Plays,

2008-2020 32

Figure 13: North America, Comparison Of Well Profile Of Major Shale Plays, 2009 34

Figure 14: Natural Gas Prices, $ Per MMbtu, 2008- Oct 2009 35

Figure 15: Antrim Shale, Historical and Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2003-2020 40

Figure 16: Antrim Shale, Number of Wells Drilled, 2003-2008 41

Figure 17: Antrim Shale, Percentage Share Of Major Companies In Total Production, 2008 42

Figure 18: Antrim Shale, Top Operators By Production, 2008 43

Figure 19: Atlas Energy, Antrim Shale Acreage Position, 2009 44

Figure 20: Barnett Shale Play, Key Activity Area, March 2009 46

Figure 21: Barnett Shale Play, Production Curve, 2009 48

Figure 22: Barnett Shale, Historical and Forecasted Natural Gas Production, 2003-2020 49

Figure 23: Barnett Shale, Number of Drilling Permits, 2004 to August 2009 51

Figure 24: Barnett Shale (Newark East), Number of Wells Drilled, 1993-2008 52

Figure 25: Barnett Shale, Top Companies by Acreage, 2009 53

Figure 26: Barnett Shale, Top Natural Gas Producing Companies, 2008 54

Figure 27: Devon, Barnett Shale Acreage Position, 2009 55

Figure 28: Devon Energy, Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, 2006-2008, MMBOE 55

Figure 29: Chesapeake Energy, Barnett Shale Reserves and Production, 2006-08, Bcf 57

Figure 30: Barnett Shale Play, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2006-2009 59

Figure 31: Fayetteville Shale, Location, 2009 61

Figure 32: Fayetteville Shale Play, Production Curve, 2009 63

Figure 33: Fayetteville Shale Play, Historical And Forecasted Production, 2004-2020 64

Figure 34: Fayetteville Shale, Number of New Completed Wells, 2004-August 2009 66

Figure 35: Fayetteville Shale, Growth In Horizontal wells, 2004-2008 67

Figure 36: Fayetteville Shale, Top Companies By Acreage, 2009 68

Figure 37: Fayetteville Shale, Share in Production By Major Companies, 2008 69

Figure 38: Fayetteville Shale, Top Companies By Production, 2008 70

Figure 39: Southwestern Energy, Acreage Position In Fayetteville Shale, 2009 71

Figure 40: Fayetteville Shale Play, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2006-09 75

Figure 41: Haynesville-Bossier Shale Play, Location, 2009 77

Figure 42: Haynesville Shale Play, Production Curve , 2009 79

Figure 43: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Production 2008-09 81

Figure 44: Haynesville Shale Play, Forecasted Production Growth, 2008-2020 82

Figure 45: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Wells by Quarter/Year, 2008-2009 84

Figure 46: Louisiana Haynesville Shale Play, Major Companies by Total Number Of Wells Drilled, October 2009 85

Figure 47: East Texas Haynesville/Bossier Shale Play, Total Number Of Wells Drilled,

2008-2009 86

Figure 48: Haynesville/Bossier Shale Play, Horizontal Wells By Companies, 2009 86

Figure 49: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators by Acreage, 2009 87

Figure 50: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators by Production, 2008 88

Figure 51: Haynesville Shale Play, Top Operators By Production, January to August 2009 89

Figure 52: Haynesville Shale Play, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2008-09 94

Figure 53: Horn River Shale Play, Location 96

Figure 54: Horn River Shale, Forecasted Production, Bcfe, 2010-2020 98

Figure 55: Horn River Shale, Major Players By Acreage Position, 2009 99

Figure 56: EnCana Corporation, Horn River Shale Acreage, 2009 100

Figure 57: Marcellus Shale, Location, 2009 103

Figure 58: Marcellus Shale, Production Curve, 2009 105

Figure 59: Marcellus Shale, Forecasted Production, Mmcfe/d, 2008-2020 106

Figure 60: Marcellus Shale (Pennsylvania), Well Permits Issued, January to October 2009 108

Figure 61: Marcellus Shale (Pennsylvania), Number Of Wells Drilled, January to October 2009 108

Figure 62: Marcellus Shale, Major Companies By Acreage, 2009 109

Figure 63: Chesapeake Energy, Marcellus Shale Acreage Position, 2009 110

Figure 64: Range Resources, Marcellus Shale Production, 2007-2010 112

Figure 65: Marcellus Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2007-2009 114

Figure 66: Woodford Shale, Location, 2009 115

Figure 67: Woodford Shale, Production Curve, 2009 116

Figure 68: Woodford Shale, Historical and Forecasted Production, 2003-2020 117

Figure 69: Woodford Shale, Wells Drilled, 2003-2009 119

Figure 70: Woodford Shale, Number Of Wells Drilled, 2003-2008 119

Figure 71: Woodford Shale, Top Companies By Net Acreage, 2009 120

Figure 72: Woodford Shale, Production Share Of Major Companies, 2008 121

Figure 73: Woodford Shale, Top Companies By Production, 2008 122

Figure 74: Newfield Exploration, Woodford Shale Acreage Position, 2009 123

Figure 75: Woodford Shale, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2007-2009 124

Figure 76: Outline and Location Of Powder River Basin, 2009 126

Figure 77: Powder River Basin, Historical and Forecasted Production, 2003-2020 128

Figure 78: Powder River Basin, Number of Wells Drilled, 1998-2008 129

Figure 79: Powder River Basin, Percentage Share of Major Companies In Production, 2008 130

Figure 80: Powder River Basin, Top Companies By Production, 2008 130

Figure 81: Williams Company, Powder River Basin, Growth In Reserves And Production,

2006-2008 132

Figure 82: Anadarko Petroleum, Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008 133

Figure 83: Yates Petroleum, Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008 134

Figure 84: Pennaco Energy , Powder River Basin, Growth In Production, 2003-2008 135

Figure 85: Powder River Basin, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2005-2009 136

Figure 86: San Juan Basin, Location, 2009 138

Figure 87: San Juan Basin, Historical and Forecasted Production, 2003-2020 139

Figure 88: San Juan Basin, Number of Producing Wells By Major Companies, 2007-2008 140

Figure 89: San Juan Basin, Production Share Of Major Companies, 2008 141

Figure 90: San Juan Basin, Major Companies By Production, 2008 141

Figure 91: San Juan Basin, Merger and Acquisition Activity, 2006-2008 143

Figure 92: Global Markets Direct Methodology 145

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