The United Kingdom Gas Markets, 2012

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The United Kingdom Gas Markets, 2012
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The United Kingdom Gas Markets, 2012

Summary

This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in The United Kingdom. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for each of the key sub-segments. It also provides information relating to the natural gas assets (gas fields, pipelines, LNG terminals and underground gas storage facilities) in The United Kingdom. The report compares the investment environment in The United Kingdom with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the natural gas sector in The United Kingdom together with the latest news and deals are also included in the report.

Scope

- Historic and forecast data relating to production, consumption, imports, exports and reserves are provided for each industry sub-segment for the period 2000-2020.
- Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields, (Liquified Natural Gas) LNG Terminals, pipelines and underground gas storage facilities in The United Kingdom for the period 2005-2016.
- Operator and equity details for major natural gas assets in The United Kingdom.
- Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the The United Kingdom's energy industry.
- Information on the top companies in the The United Kingdom including business description, strategic analysis, and financial information.
- Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes.
- Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs.

Reasons to buy

- Gain a strong understanding of the country's energy market.
- Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.
- Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data.
- Assess your competitor's major natural gas assets and their performance.
- Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the gas sector of each country.
- Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events.
- Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.
- Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.



1 Table Of Contents
1 Table Of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 7
1.2 List of Figures 9
2 United Kingdom Energy Sector 10
2.1 United Kingdom Energy Sector, Market Overview 10
2.2 United Kingdom Energy Sector, Natural Gas 11
2.2.1 United Kingdom Natural Gas, Overview 11
2.2.2 United Kingdom Natural Gas, Supply and Demand Balance 11
2.2.3 United Kingdom Natural Gas, Regulatory Structure 17
2.2.4 United Kingdom Natural Gas, Infrastructure 17
3 The United Kingdom Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 19
3.1 Introduction 19
3.2 The Overall Ranking 19
3.3 Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness 20
3.3.1 Maximum Government Take Index 21
3.3.2 Fiscal Flexibility 22
3.3.3 Maximum State Participation 22
3.4 Gas Sector Performance 22
3.4.1 Exploration Activity 24
3.4.2 Gas Production 25
3.4.3 Gas Reserves 25
3.4.4 Gas Consumption 26
3.5 Economic Performance 26
3.5.1 GDP Growth Index 28
3.5.2 FDI Confidence Index 28
3.5.3 Balance of Trade Index 28
3.6 Socio-Political Performance 28
3.6.1 Democracy Index 30
3.6.2 Governance Index 30
4 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector 31
4.1 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Country Snapshot 31
4.1.1 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 31
4.1.2 United Kingdom, Exploration and Production Sector, Assets Map 31
4.2 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production 32
4.2.1 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Total Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production 32
4.2.2 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production by Type 33
4.2.3 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Assets 34
4.2.4 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company 36
4.2.5 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Market Share based on Marketed Natural Gas Production 37
4.3 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Production Forecast 38
4.3.1 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production Forecast 38
4.4 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 41
4.4.1 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Active Natural Gas Asset Details 41
4.4.2 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Planned Natural Gas Asset Details 45
4.5 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Major Gas Discoveries 47
4.5.1 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Number of Gas Discoveries 47
4.5.2 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Gas Discovery Details 48
4.6 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Recent Discoveries 49
4.6.1 May 03, 2012: Valiant Petroleum Finds Oil At Orchid Exploration Prospect In Block 29/1c, UK 49
4.6.2 Apr 23, 2012: Borders & Southern Petroleum Discovers Gas Condensate At 61/17-1 Well In Falklands 49
4.6.3 Dec 13, 2011: Rockhopper Exploration Finds Hydrocarbons At 14/15-4 Well In PL004b, Falkland Islands 50
4.6.4 Nov 30, 2011: Antrim Energy Announces Oil Discovery At Erne Exploration Well 21/29d-11, UK North Sea 52
4.6.5 Nov 09, 2011: Rockhopper Exploration Finds Oil At 14/10-9 Exploration Well In Falkland 52
4.7 United Kingdom Exploration and Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 53
4.7.1 May 29, 2012: Xcite Energy Provides Update On Bentley 9/3b-7 Well In UK 53
4.7.2 May 29, 2012: Bayfield Energy Provides Update On EG7 Well At Galeota License In Trinidad And Tobago 54
4.7.3 May 28, 2012: Ithaca Energy Commences Oil Production From Athena Field In UK 54
4.7.4 May 28, 2012: Valiant Petroleum Provides Update On Tybalt Appraisal Well In UK 54
4.7.5 May 16, 2012: Apache North Sea Beryl Field Well Flows 11,625 Barrels Of Oil, 13 MMcfpd Of Gas 54
5 United Kingdom FPSO Sector 56
5.1 United Kingdom FPSO Industry, FPSO Capacity Details by Vessel 56
5.2 United Kingdom FPSO Industry, FPSO Vessel Specifications 57
6 United Kingdom Pipeline Sector 58
6.1 United Kingdom Pipeline Sector, Key Data 58
6.2 United Kingdom Pipeline Sector, An Overview 58
6.3 United Kingdom Pipeline Sector, Comparison of Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 58
6.4 United Kingdom Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 60
7 United Kingdom LNG Sector 65
7.1 United Kingdom LNG Sector, Key Data 65
7.2 United Kingdom LNG Sector, Regasification 65
7.2.1 United Kingdom LNG Sector, Regasification, Total Regasification Capacity 65
7.2.2 United Kingdom LNG Sector, Regasification, Capacity Market Share By Company 66
7.2.3 United Kingdom LNG Sector, Regasification, Asset Wise Capacity 67
8 United Kingdom Undergound Gas Storage Sector 68
8.1 United Kingdom Underground Gas Storage Sector, Key Data 68
8.2 United Kingdom Underground Gas Storage Sector, An Overview 68
8.3 United Kingdom Underground Gas Storage Sector, Capacity Market Share By Company 68
8.4 United Kingdom Underground Gas Storage Sector 70
8.4.1 United Kingdom Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity by Area 70
8.4.2 United Kingdom Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Active Terminals 71
8.4.3 United Kingdom Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Planned Terminals 72
9 Profile of BP p.l.c. 73
9.1 BP p.l.c, Key Information 73
9.2 BP p.l.c, Company Overview 73
9.3 BP p.l.c, Business Description 73
9.3.1 Business Overview 73
9.3.2 Exploration and Production 75
9.3.3 Other Businesses and Corporate 77
9.3.4 Refining and Marketing 78
9.4 BP p.l.c, SWOT Analysis 80
9.4.1 Overview 80
9.4.2 BP p.l.c. Strengths 81
9.4.3 BP p.l.c. Weaknesses 82
9.4.4 BP p.l.c. Opportunities 83
9.4.5 BP p.l.c. Threats 85
10 Profile of Royal Dutch Shell plc 86
10.1 Royal Dutch Shell plc, Key Information 86
10.2 Royal Dutch Shell plc, Company Overview 86
10.3 Royal Dutch Shell plc, Business Description 86
10.3.1 Business Overview 86
10.3.2 Corporate 88
10.3.3 Downstream 89
10.3.4 Upstream 90
10.4 Royal Dutch Shell plc, SWOT Analysis 91
10.4.1 Overview 91
10.4.2 Royal Dutch Shell plc Strengths 92
10.4.3 Royal Dutch Shell plc Weaknesses 93
10.4.4 Royal Dutch Shell plc Opportunities 94
10.4.5 Royal Dutch Shell plc Threats 96
11 Profile of ConocoPhillips 98
11.1 ConocoPhillips, Key Information 98
11.2 ConocoPhillips, Company Overview 98
11.3 ConocoPhillips, Business Description 98
11.3.1 Business Overview 98
11.3.2 Chemicals 99
11.3.3 Emerging Businesses 99
11.3.4 Exploration and Production 100
11.3.5 LUKOIL Investment 101
11.3.6 Midstream 102
11.3.7 Refining and Marketing 103
11.4 ConocoPhillips, SWOT Analysis 104
11.4.1 Overview 104
11.4.2 ConocoPhillips Strengths 104
11.4.3 ConocoPhillips Weaknesses 106
11.4.4 ConocoPhillips Opportunities 106
11.4.5 ConocoPhillips Threats 107
12 Financial Deals Landscape 109
12.1 Detailed Deal Summary 109
12.1.1 Acquisition 109
12.1.2 Equity Offerings 113
12.1.3 Debt Offerings 120
12.1.4 Partnerships 121
12.1.5 Asset Transactions 122
13 Recent Developments 128
13.1 License Rounds 128
13.1.1 May 23, 2012: UK Receives 224 Applications For 418 Blocks In 27th Licensing Round 128
13.2 Other Significant Developments 128
13.2.1 May 25, 2012: Petro Matad Provides Update On Oil Shale Operations 128
13.2.2 May 24, 2012: Awilco Drilling Provides Operations Update 130
13.2.3 May 22, 2012: Silvermere Energy Announces Preliminary Results For 2011 130
13.2.4 May 21, 2012: Total Confirms Success Of G4 Well Intervention At Elgin Platform In UK North Sea 131
13.2.5 May 18, 2012: Cadogan Petroleum Provides Operations Update 131
13.2.6 May 17, 2012: Cairn Energy Provides Operations Update 132
13.3 New Contracts Announcements 134
13.3.1 May 22, 2012: Sterling Resources Provides Q1 2012 Operations Update 134
13.3.2 May 21, 2012: Alderley Systems Wins Contract For BP Quad 204 FPSO Project 137
13.3.3 Apr 05, 2012: Valiant Petroleum Announces Rig Contract For Handcross Exploration Well 137
14 Appendix 138
14.1 Abbreviations 138
14.2 Methodology 138
14.2.1 Coverage 138
14.2.2 Secondary Research 139
14.2.3 Primary Research 139
14.3 Contact Us 139
14.4 Disclaimer 140

List of Tables

Table 1: United Kingdom, Historical and Forecast Production and Consumption of Natural Gas (Bcf), 2000-2020 12
Table 2: United Kingdom, Historical and Forecast Exports and Imports of Natural Gas (Bcf), 2000-2020 14
Table 3: United Kingdom, Historical Reserves of Natural Gas (Bcf), 2000-2011 16
Table 4: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, May 2012 19
Table 5: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, May 2012 20
Table 6: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, May 2012 22
Table 7: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, May 2012 26
Table 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, by GDP Growth-FDI Confidence and Production Indices, May 2012 27
Table 9: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, May 2012 29
Table 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, by Exploration Growth-FDI Confidence and Governance Indices, May 2012 29
Table 11: United Kingdom, Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2011 31
Table 12: United Kingdom, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2003-2011 32
Table 13: United Kingdom, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Type (MMcf), 2003-2011 33
Table 14: United Kingdom, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Major Assets, 2003-2011 34
Table 15: United Kingdom, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Company, 2003-2011 36
Table 16: United Kingdom, Market Share (%) of Key Companies based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2003-2011 37
Table 17: United Kingdom, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), Forecast by Major Assets, 2012-2016 38
Table 18: United Kingdom, Major Active Gas Field Asset Details 41
Table 19: United Kingdom, Planned Gas Field Assets Details 45
Table 20: United Kingdom, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2006- 2011 47
Table 21: United Kingdom, Gas Discovery Details, 2006-2011 48
Table 22: United Kingdom FPSO Industry, FPSO Gas Production Capacities, May 2012 56
Table 23: United Kingdom FPSO Industry, FPSO Vessel Specifications, May 2012 57
Table 24: United Kingdom, Pipeline Key Statistics, May 2012 58
Table 25: United Kingdom, Natural Gas Pipeline Length by Company (Km), May 2012 58
Table 26: United Kingdom, Natural Gas Pipelines, May 2012 60
Table 27: United Kingdom, Natural Gas Pipelines, May 2012 (Contd. 1) 61
Table 28: United Kingdom, Natural Gas Pipelines, May 2012 (Contd. 2) 62
Table 29: United Kingdom, Natural Gas Pipelines, May 2012 (Contd. 3) 63
Table 30: United Kingdom, Natural Gas Pipelines, May 2012 (Contd. 4) 64
Table 31: United Kingdom LNG Key Statistics, May 2012 65
Table 32: United Kingdom, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2005-2016 65
Table 33: United Kingdom, Regasification Capacity by Company (Bcf), 2005-2016 66
Table 34: United Kingdom, Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2005-2016 67
Table 35: United Kingdom Underground Gas Storage Key Statistics, May 2012 68
Table 36: United Kingdom Underground Gas Storage Capacity by Company (MMcf), May 2012 68
Table 37: United Kingdom, Underground Working Gas Storage Capacity by Area (MMcf), May 2012 70
Table 38: United Kingdom, Active Underground Gas Storage Capacity (MMcf), May 2012 71
Table 39: United Kingdom, Planned Underground Gas Storage Capacity (MMcf), May 2012 72
Table 40: BP p.l.c., Key Facts 73
Table 41: BP p.l.c., SWOT Analysis 81
Table 42: Royal Dutch Shell plc, Key Facts 86
Table 43: Royal Dutch Shell plc, SWOT Analysis 92
Table 44: ConocoPhillips, Key Facts 98
Table 45: ConocoPhillips, SWOT Analysis 104
Table 46: Parkmead Group To Acquire Deo Petroleum For $19.8 Million 109
Table 47: PTT Exploration and Production To Acquire Cove Energy For $1.96 Billion 110
Table 48: Taipan Resources To Acquire Lion Petroleum For $7 Million 112
Table 49: Carrizo Oil & Gas Plans To Sell Carrizo UK Huntington 113
Table 50: Victoria Oil & Gas Completes Private Placement Of Shares For $4.8 Million 113
Table 51: Iofina Completes Private Placement Of Shares For $6.8 Million 114
Table 52: Solo Oil Completes Private Placement Of Shares For $0.2 Million 115
Table 53: Salamander Energy Announces Rights Offering Of Shares For $212 Million 116
Table 54: Borders & Southern Petroleum Announces Private Placement Of Shares For $75 Million 117
Table 55: TXO Raises $0.08 Million Upon Exercise Of Warrants 118
Table 56: Matra Petroleum Announces Private Placement Of Shares For $7.3 Million 119
Table 57: National Grid Prices Public Offering Of 4% Bonds Due 2027 For $673 Million 120
Table 58: International Power Announces Public Offering Of 3.25% Convertible Bonds Due 2013 For $301.9 Million 121
Table 59: Premier Oil Enters Into Partnership With EnCounter Oil 121
Table 60: Shell To Acquire 15.67% Stake In Schiehallion Oil Field, UK North Sea From Hess 122
Table 61: Maersk Oil North Sea To Acquire 30% Interest In Dumbarton And Lochranza From Noble Energy For $127 Million 123
Table 62: KUFPEC To Acquire 35% Interest In Alma And Galia Oil Fields In UK North Sea From EnQuest For $500 Million 124
Table 63: Enquest To Acquire 50% Interest In Cairngorm License (Block 16/3d) From Sterling Resources In Swap Transaction 125
Table 64: Enquest To Acquire Additional 20% Interest In Kildrummy Discovery From Eni For $3 Million 126
Table 65: Antrim Energy To Acquire Additional 25% Interest In Fyne License From First Oil Expro 127

List of Figures

Figure 1: United Kingdom, Energy Consumption Split by Fuel Type (%), 2011 10
Figure 2: United Kingdom, Historical and Forecasted Production and Consumption of Natural Gas (Bcf), 2000-2020 13
Figure 3: United Kingdom, Natural Gas Imports and Exports, Billion Cubic Feet, 2000-2020 15
Figure 4: United Kingdom, Historical Reserves of Natural Gas (Bcf), 2000-2011 16
Figure 5: Western Europe, Country Standings, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, May 2012 21
Figure 6: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, May 2012 23
Figure 7: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, May 2012 24
Figure 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Exploration Blocks Awarded, May 2012 25
Figure 9: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, by GDP Growth- FDI Confidence and Production Indices, May 2012 27
Figure 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, by Exploration Growth-FDI Confidence and Governance Indices, May 2012 30
Figure 11: United Kingdom, Natural Gas Assets Map, May 2012 31
Figure 12: United Kingdom, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2003-2011 32
Figure 13: United Kingdom, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Type (MMcf), 2003-2011 33
Figure 14: United Kingdom, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Key Companies, 2003-2011 37
Figure 15: United Kingdom, Market Share (%) of Key Companies based on Marketed Natural Gas Production by Key Companies, 2011 38
Figure 16: United Kingdom, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2006- 2011 47
Figure 17: United Kingdom, Natural Gas Pipeline Length by Company (Km), May 2012 59
Figure 18: United Kingdom, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2005-2016 66
Figure 19: United Kingdom, Regasification Capacity by Company (Bcf), 2005-2016 67
Figure 20: United Kingdom Underground Gas Storage Market share (%) by Company, May 2012 69
Figure 21: United Kingdom, Underground Working Gas Storage Capacity (%) by Area, May 2012 70

Companies mentioned
BP p.l.c.
Royal Dutch Shell plc
ConocoPhillips





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