Reportlinker Adds Top Ten Global Energy Trends in 2010

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Top Ten Global Energy Trends in 2010

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Summary

Global Markets Direct, the leading business intelligence provider, has released its latest research "Top Ten Global Energy Trends in 2010" The study, which is an offering from the company's Energy Research Group, provides an analysis of the key challenges and potential short term trends in the global energy sector during 2010. The major areas of focus include impact of the financial crisis and the after effects of the crisis and the global economic recession on the energy sector. Challenges in conventional as well as non conventional energy sector, technological developments in new and alternative energy sectors and the nuclear industry are also analyzed. The global economic recovery and the impact on the capital expenditure in the petroleum industry in 2010, growing trend towards the offshore oil and gas industry and the approach of the oil and gas companies to prepare for the upturn are some of the other issues that have been analyzed in the report. The report highlights and analyses the most critical trends or issues in the global energy sector in 2010. 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.

The global energy industry is at a key juncture in terms of its short and long term outlook. On the one hand, the highly volatile commodity markets and the prevalent low prices following the global recession have resulted in an overall bleak outlook for the industry in the short term. On the other hand, 2009 is the year of Global Climate Change Summit which is expected to lead to a global climate change framework thereby establishing norms to mitigate climate change which in turn is expected to have a significant impact on the energy industry in the long term. The two main factors of global recession and climate change are threatening the energy industry by providing a negative outlook for the energy demand in the future. However, there have been signs of a global economic recovery with many of the large economies growing positively in the second half of 2009 which is expected to be the key trend in 2010. The negative outlook on the energy industry also had depressed the valuations of the companies and their assets. However, companies with strong fiscal positions are seeing this as an opportune time for mergers and acquisitions and buying assets. With the global economy poised for recovery in 2010, the energy industry is expected to witness a positive outlook with various segments witnessing these key trends.

Global energy consumption was about 11294.9 Mtoe in 2008 which was an increase of 1.7 per cent from 2007. The economic downturn by the end of 2008 had a negative impact on the growth in energy consumption. This downward trend has continued in 2009. Global energy consumption in 2009 is expected to slightly increase to about 11428.1 Mtoe with an annual growth rate of 1.2 percent from 2008. As lack in demand in major energy consuming sectors and a general unhealthy environment for consumer spending has had a negative effect on the growth of the energy consumption from the second half of 2008. The US total energy consumption had a negative growth in 2008 and is expected to continue in 2009. Similarly, many European economies including Denmark, Portugal, UK and Asia Pacific economies such as Japan, Taiwan and Australia also consumed less energy in 2008. Further, the total energy consumption in the OECD economies is expected to continue to witness a negative growth in 2009. However, with the global economy expected to recover in 2010, energy consumption in the OECD economies is expected to grow. The improving economic conditions in 2009 and the expected recovery in 2010 will further drive the growth in energy consumption in these economies.

Scope

The report provides an in-depth analysis of the top global trends in the energy sector in 2010 with challenges and future prospects for the overall industry. The report provides critical analysis of the various trends in the different segments of the energy industry including oil and gas upstream and downstream, unconventional and offshore oil and gas sectors, nuclear energy, alternative energy, electricity sector and coal sector. The report also provides deal analysis of the oil and gas, nuclear and alternative energy sectors.

The scope of the report includes:

- The report analyses the impact of the financial crisis and the after effects of the global economic recession on the global energy sectors and its potential reverberations in 2010.

- Highlights the issues and challenges that the energy industry is expected to face in 2010.

- Covers deal activities in the oil and gas, upstream and downstream energy sectors.

- The report also provides information on deal activity in the alternative and renewable energy sector.

- The report also analyses the current and estimated capital expenditure in the exploration and production sector

- The report also covers the non – petroleum energy sectors such as coal, nuclear and clean energy and the electricity sectors and highlights the future trends in 2010.

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 sectors to invest in the energy industry.

- Identify market challenges and opportunities for shaping investment strategies.

- Make informed business decisions and maximize investment returns by understanding the trends and challenges that will impact the energy companies in 2010.

- Identify upcoming business opportunities in various energy sectors and geographic regions.

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

- Develop an understanding of the investment scenario in the different energy sectors.

Table of Contents

1 Table of Contents 5

1.1 List of Tables 8

1.2 List of Figures 9

2 Top Ten Global Energy Trends in 2010 – Introduction 10

2.1 Report Guidance 10

3 Global Total Energy Consumption Is Expected To Recover In 2010 11

3.1 Global Energy Consumption to 2010 11

3.2 Global Energy Mix To 2010 12

3.3 Global Economic Overview 13

3.4 Key Factors Affecting The Global Energy Consumption 14

3.4.1 Global Economic Slowdown 14

3.4.2 Focus On Energy Efficiency 14

4 Global Corporate M&A And Asset Transactions In The E&P Sector Are Likely To Witness A Rise While Downstream Sector Lag In 2010 15

4.1 Global Oil And Gas Deal Activity in 2009 15

4.2 Total Upstream Sector Deal Activity in 2009 16

4.3 Upstream Deal Activity By Geography 17

4.4 Total Downstream Sector Deal Activity in 2009 19

4.5 Downstream Deal Activity By Geography 20

4.6 E&P Deal Multiples 23

5 Crude Oil And Natural Gas Prices And Thereby E&P Capital Expenditure Are Expected To Witness An Upward Trend In 2010 24

5.1 Exploration And Development Capital Expenditure 24

5.1.1 Decrease In Exploration And Development Spending In 2009 24

5.1.2 Improving Economic Outlook In 2010 Will Drive The Recovery Of Capital Expenditure 25

5.2 Factors Affecting The Capital Expenditure Plans 26

5.3 Investments From National Oil Companies In 2009 And 2010 27

6 Electricity Consumption And Generation Is Expected To Increase In 2010 With Increasing Focus On Smart Grid Implementation In Major Consuming Markets 28

6.1 World Electricity Generation By Fuel Type, 2005-2010 28

6.2 OECD And Non-OECD Electricity Generation, 2005-2010 29

6.3 World Installed Electricity Generation Capacity, 2005-2010 30

6.4 World Net Electricity Consumption, 2005-2010 31

6.5 Key Trends In The Electricity Transmission And Distribution Sector 31

6.6 Smart Grid Technology Overview 32

6.6.1 Generation 34

6.6.2 Storage 34

6.6.3 Transmission 34

6.6.4 Distribution 34

6.6.5 Consumption 34

6.6.6 Communication 35

6.6.7 Proposed Smart Grid Investments in US 35

6.6.8 Proposed Smart Grid Investments in Asia Pacific 35

6.6.9 Effect of Recession on Smart Grid Implementation 36

7 Nuclear Energy Will Continue To Increase Its Role In The Energy Mix And Is Likely To Attract Increased Investments In 2010 37

7.1 Global Installed Nuclear Power Capacity And Generation, 2005-10 37

7.2 Emerging Nuclear Power Regions 38

7.2.1 Nuclear Power Market 39

7.2.2 Nuclear Reactor Market By Region 40

7.2.3 Present Status Of Emerging Countries For Nuclear Power Development 40

7.3 Small And Medium Reactors In The Emerging Nuclear Power Market 41

7.3.1 Nuclear Industry Infrastructure Development in Emerging Nuclear Power Countries 41

7.3.2 Simplicity of Operation of SMRs 41

7.3.3 Cost Competitiveness of SMRs 42

7.3.4 SMRs Meet Customized Needs 42

7.4 Investments in Global Nuclear Power Sector 42

7.5 Nuclear Industry Deal Analysis, 2009 42

7.6 Key Factors Affecting The Nuclear Industry 43

7.6.1 Emerging Nuclear Power Countries, Economic Feasibility of Nuclear Power Plants 44

7.6.2 Impact Of Global Economic Recession On The Nuclear Power Sector Development 44

7.6.3 Safety Management 44

7.6.4 Long Project Lifetime And Ensuring Financial Competitiveness 44

8 Increased Focus On Clean Alternative Energy And Alternative Fuels Is Expected To Attract Investments To The Sector In 2010 45

8.1 Global Alternative Energy Share In The World Energy Mix To 2010 45

8.2 Global Electricity Generation From Renewable Energy To 2010 46

8.3 Global Renewable Power Capacity By Source To 2010 47

8.4 Alternative Fuels Are Increasing In Production In 2010 48

8.5 Deal Analysis In The Alternative Energy Sector, 2009 49

8.6 Key Trends In The Alternative Energy Industry 50

8.6.1 Reduction In Carbon Emission Levels 50

8.6.2 Favorable Government Policies Driving The Renewable Energy Industry 51

9 Refining Sector Will Continue To Experience A Downturn Fuelled By Low Refining Margins In 2010 53

9.1 Global Refining Sector Is Experiencing A Downturn Due To The Economic Crisis And Uncertain Product Demand 53

9.2 Global Refining Capacity By Region, 2000-2010 53

9.3 Global Refinery Utilization, 2000-2008 55

9.4 Major Factors Affecting The Refining Industry 55

9.4.1 Volatile Crude Prices 55

9.4.2 Volatile Refining Margins 55

9.4.3 Uncertain Economic Outlook 56

9.4.4 Adoption Of New Technologies And Increased Focus On Reducing Climate Change 57

9.5 Fall In Refining Earnings Of Major Companies From Refining Operations 57

9.6 Divestment Of Refining Assets 58

9.7 Future Capacity Increase From The Major Upcoming Refinery Projects 59

10 New And Emerging Frontiers Will Increasingly Add To The Supply Of Oil And Gas In 2010 60

10.1 New And Emerging Frontiers In The Oil And Gas Industry 60

10.1.1 Offshore Oil And Gas Industry 60

10.1.2 Unconventional Oil And Gas Industry 61

10.2 Oil And Gas Production 61

10.3 Major New Geographic Regions In The World For Unconventional And Offshore Oil And Gas Sectors 63

10.4 Future Major Offshore And Unconventional Oil And Gas Projects 64

10.4.1 Major Upcoming Oil Sands Projects In 2010 66

10.5 Key Trends And Challenges In The Offshore And Unconventional Oil And Gas Industry 67

10.5.1 The Global Oil And Gas Industry Is Witnessing A Shift In Investment To New And Emerging Frontiers Such As Offshore And Unconventional Oil And Gas Sectors 67

10.5.2 Constantly Evolving Technologies And Processes Enabling Development Of Offshore And Unconventional Resources 68

10.5.3 Low Prices And Negative Economic Outlook Will Affect The Growth Of The Offshore And Unconventional Industry In The Short Term 68

10.5.4 Environmental Impact Of The Offshore Oil And Gas Industry 70

10.5.5 The Development Of Unconventional Natural Gas In North America Will Hit The LNG Import Industry 70

11 Ambiguity Over Climate Change Policies And Framework Will Continue To Cast A Shadow Of Uncertainty Over The Energy Markets In 2010 72

11.1 Introduction to Global Warming 72

11.1.1 Naturally Occurring Carbon Cycle 73

11.1.2 Illustrations of Ecological Imbalance due to Excess Carbon 73

11.2 Impact of Green House Gases on Ecology 73

11.3 Global Initiatives to Reduce Carbon Footprint 74

11.3.1 The Kyoto Protocol 74

11.3.2 Worldwide Renewable Energy Policy Targets 75

11.3.3 Alternate Initiatives to Reduce Carbon Footprint and Their Impact on Reduction of Carbon Footprint 77

11.3.4 The Need for Artificial Carbon Sequestration 78

11.4 Key Initiatives Affecting The Energy Industry 78

11.4.1 Energy Efficiency 78

11.4.2 Curbs In GHG Emissions And Increased Costs Of Compliance 78

12 Coal Will Continue To Be A Major Source Of Energy In 2010 Especially In Coal Rich Countries Albeit The Focus On Climate Change 80

12.1 Global Coal Reserves, Production And Consumption, 2005-2010 80

12.1.1 Global Coal Production And Consumption 80

12.1.2 Global Coal Reserves, 2008 81

12.2 Coal In The Global Energy Mix, 2005-2010 82

12.3 Domestic Coal Consumption From Top 5 Nations 83

12.4 Coal End Usage 84

12.5 Trends In The Coal Industry 85

12.5.1 Focus On Climate Change And Reduction In Carbon Emissions Not Likely To Largely Reduce The Usage Of Coal In Countries Such As The US, China And India 85

12.5.2 New Technologies In Coal Usage 85

13 Appendix 87

13.1 Methodology 87

13.1.1 Coverage 87

13.1.2 Secondary Research 87

13.1.3 Primary Research 88

13.1.4 Expert Panel Validation 88

13.2 Unit of Measure 88

13.3 Acronyms 89

13.4 Contact Us 89

13.5 About Global Markets Direct 89

13.6 Disclaimer 89

List of Tables

1.1 List of Tables

Table 1: Global Energy Consumption by Geography in Mtoe, 2005-2010 12

Table 2: Global Energy Consumption Mix in Mtoe, 2005-2010 13

Table 3: Global Actual and Forecasted GDP, 2007 - 2010 14

Table 4: Global Oil and Gas Deal Activity, Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 16

Table 5: Global Upstream Oil and Gas Deal Activity, Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 17

Table 6: Global Upstream Oil and Gas Deal Value by Geography in $ Million,

Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 18

Table 7: Global Upstream Oil and Gas Deal Activity by Geography, Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 19

Table 8: Global Downstream Oil and Gas Deal Activity, Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 20

Table 9: Global Downstream Oil and Gas Deal Value by Geography in $ Million,

Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 21

Table 10: Global Downstream Oil and Gas Deal Activity by Geography, Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 22

Table 11: Upstream Oil and Gas Deal Multiples, Q1 2008 – Q4 2009 23

Table 12: Crude Oil and Natural Gas Price Forecast, 2008-2012 24

Table 13: World Electricity Generation by Fuel type, Trillion KWh, 2005 - 2010 28

Table 14: OECD v/s Non OECD Electricity Generation, Trillion KWh, 2005 - 2010 29

Table 15: World Installed Electricity Generation Capacity, GigaWatts, 2005 - 2010 30

Table 16: World Net Electricity Consumption, Trillion KWh, 2005 - 2010 31

Table 17: Key Smart Grid Elements, Functional Properties 33

Table 18: Asia-Pacific, Proposed Smart Grid Investments 36

Table 19: Global Nuclear Installed Power Capacity and Generation, 2005-2010 38

Table 20: Global, Emerging Nuclear Power Countries, Commercial Nuclear Power Plants Market, $ Billion, 2010-2030 40

Table 21: Global, Emerging Market, Present Status of Nuclear Power Programs 41

Table 22: Small and Medium Reactors, by Country of Development 41

Table 23: Nuclear Industry, Deal Value and Number of Deals, Q1 2008–Q4 2009 43

Table 24: Global Energy Consumption Mix in Mtoe, 2005-2010 46

Table 25: World Electricity Generation by Fuel type, Trillion KWh, 2005 - 2010 47

Table 26: Global Renewable Power Capacity by Source, GW, 2005 - 2010 48

Table 27: Global Bioethanol and Biodiesel Production, Million Liters, 2005 -2010 49

Table 28: Alternative Industry, Deal Value and Number of Deals, Q1 2008–Q3 2009 50

Table 29: World Energy Related Carbon Emissions, Billion Metric Tones, 2005 – 2010 51

Table 30: World, Refining Key Statistics, 2009 54

Table 31: World, Refining Capacity Region-Wise (MMTPA), 2000-2010 54

Table 32: Global Actual and Forecasted GDP, 2007 - 2010 57

Table 33: Global Upcoming Refinery Projects and Capital Expenditure, 2009-2010 59

Table 34: Canada, Oil Sands Production in Million Barrels, 2002-2010 63

Table 35: Major Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Projects, 2009 and 2010 65

Table 36: Canadian Oil Sands, Planned Oil Sands Projects, 2010 66

Table 37: Canadian Oil Sands, Historic and Forecasts of Construction and Operating Expenditure, 2002-2010 68

Table 38: World Energy Related Carbon Emissions, billion metric tones, 2005 – 2010 75

Table 39: European Union Countries Renewable Energy targets, 2020 77

Table 40: Global Coal Consumption and Production in Mtoe, 2005 - 2010 81

Table 41: Global Coal Reserves in Billion Tonnes, 2008 82

Table 42: Global Energy Consumption Mix in Mtoe, 2005-2010 83

Table 43: Major Coal Consuming Nations, Mtoe, 2005 - 2010 84

Table 44: End Usage of Coal in 2009 84

List of Figures

1.2 List of Figures

Figure 1: Global Energy Consumption by Geography in Mtoe, 2005-2010 12

Figure 2: Global Energy Consumption Mix in Mtoe, 2005-2010 13

Figure 3: Global Oil and Gas Deal Activity, Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 15

Figure 4: Global Upstream Oil and Gas Deal Activity, Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 17

Figure 5: Global Upstream Oil and Gas Deal Value by Geography in $ Million,

Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 18

Figure 6: Global Upstream Oil and Gas Deal Activity by Geography, Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 19

Figure 7: Global Downstream Oil and Gas Deal Activity, Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 20

Figure 8: Global Downstream Oil and Gas Deal Value by Geography in $ Million,

Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 21

Figure 9: Global Downstream Oil and Gas Deal Activity by Geography, Q1 2007 – Q4 2009 22

Figure 10: Upstream Oil and Gas Deal Multiples, Q1 2008 – Q4 2009 23

Figure 11: Oil & Gas Sector, Capital Expenditure Split by Company Type, $ Billion, 2009 25

Figure 12: Oil & Gas Sector, Capital Expenditure Split by Company Type, $ Billion, 2006-2010 26

Figure 13: Global GDP Growth Rate, Q1 2008 – Q4 2010 26

Figure 14: Oil & Gas, Capital Expenditure and Growth, $ Billion, 2009 27

Figure 15: World Electricity Generation by Fuel type, Trillion KWh, 2005 - 2010 28

Figure 16: OECD v/s Non OECD Electricity Generation, Trillion KWh, 2005 - 2010 29

Figure 17: World Installed Electricity Generation Capacity, GigaWatts, 2005 - 2010 30

Figure 18: World Net Electricity Consumption, Trillion KWh, 2005 - 2010 31

Figure 19: Smart Grid, Schematic Representation 34

Figure 20: Global Nuclear Installed Power Capacity and Generation, 2005-2010 38

Figure 21: Global, Emerging Nuclear Power Countries, Commercial Nuclear Power Plants Market, $ Billion, 2010-2030 39

Figure 22: Nuclear Industry, Deal Value and Number of Deals, Q1 2008–Q4 2009 43

Figure 23: Renewable Energy Share of the Global Energy Consumption Mix in Mtoe, 2005-2010 46

Figure 24: World Electricity Generation by Fuel type, Trillion KWh, 2005 - 2010 47

Figure 25: Global Renewable Power Capacity by Source, GW, 2005 - 2010 48

Figure 26: Global Bioethanol and Biodiesel Production, Million Liters, 2005 - 2010 49

Figure 27: Alternative Industry, Deal Value and Number of Deals, Q1 2008–Q3 2009 50

Figure 28: World Energy Related Carbon Emissions, Billion Metric Tonnes, 2005 – 2010 51

Figure 29: Refining Capacity by Region (MMTPA), 2000-2010 54

Figure 30: Global Refining Capacity And Refinery Utilization from 2000-2008 55

Figure 31: Refinery Margins In $ Per Barrel from November 2007October 2009 56

Figure 32: Downstream Earnings Of Super Major Integrated Oil Companies in $ Million, Q3 2008 and Q3 2009 58

Figure 33: Global Offshore Crude Oil Production by Region in Million Barrels, 2000-2010 62

Figure 34: Global Offshore Natural Gas Production by Region in Bcf, 2000-2010 62

Figure 35: North America, Forecasted Natural Gas Production From Major Shale Plays,

2008-2020 64

Figure 36: Crude and Natural Gas price, Brent, WTI and Henry Hub,

December 2008November 2009 69

Figure 37: World Energy Related Carbon Emissions, billion metric tones, 2005 – 2010 75

Figure 38: European Union Countries Renewable Energy targets, 2020 76

Figure 39: Global Coal Consumption and Production in Mtoe, 2005 -2010 80

Figure 40: Global Coal Reserves in Billion Tonnes, 2008 81

Figure 41: Global Energy Consumption Mix in Mtoe, 2005-2010 82

Figure 42: Major Coal Consuming Nations, Mtoe, 2005 - 2010 83

Figure 43: End Usage of Coal in 2009 84

Figure 44: Global Markets Direct Methodology 87

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