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Shale gas could account for up to 46% of U.S. natural gas production by 2035 according to industry experts. This comprehensive research report explores the tremendous market opportunities offered by these three unconventional sources of energy - Oil Sands, Gas Shales, and Oil Shales.

The Canadian Oil Sands rivals Saudi Arabia as the largest oil play in the world with 315 billion barrels of estimated recoverable resources. In the last three years, there has been a significant number of direct investments made in Canadian oil sands by Asian companies as producers turn to overseas partners to provide capital to speed up development and to share in the risk and rewards of projects.

Supplies from the oil sands will continue to comprise the bulk of the anticipated future increases in
overall Canadian crude oil production. Oil sands projects that are already operating or are in construction account for the growth until 2015 or 2016.

In western Canada higher production is forecast in both conventional and oil sands areas with the bulk of this output originating from the Western Canada Sedimentary Basin, according to research by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers.

According to projections provided to AWI by the Canadian National Energy Board, oil sands production is expected to contribute some 1 billion barrels per year, or 73 percent of the Great White North’s overall crude production, by 2020.

This report, Oil Sands, Oil Sands, Gas and Oil Shales Market Guide, analyzes the market potential of oil sands, shale gas and shale oil, including an overview of the each energy source, extraction technology, market potential for each, and profiles of the major players involved in each industry.

The economics of each is analyzed in this comprehensive report including the environmental impact of extracting energy from these three forms, government programs to spur growth in the oil sands, gas shale and oil shale industries, and profiles of major industry players.

Oil Sands, also known as tar sands and bituminous sands, have emerged as a source of unconventional petroleum resources. Oil sands are being used all over the world these days as an alternative to petroleum. While Canada is a leader in the oil sands industry, the United States and other countries are also catching up fast and are developing oil sands in a bid to upgrade the bitumen source to synthetic crude oil.



Gas shales are a type of natural gas that is produced from shales. With the rising demands for energy in the world today, shale gas has become an important source of natural gas in not only the United States, but all over the world. In fact, many analysts are predicting that shale gas will supply nearly half of the natural gas supply in North American by the year 2020.

Meanwhile, oil shales are organic sedimentary rocks that contain a large amount of kerogen that can be converted into liquid hydrocarbons.

Read this report for an overview of each market country-by-country, to gain an understanding of the technology involved in extracting each form of energy, industry trends, and major players’ profiles.

With three energy sources analyzed together in one research report, it is perfect for investors and researchers who are interested in learning about market potential in the Oil Sands, Gas Shales, and Oil Shales industries.



Pages: 285
Published: October 2013
Publisher: Red Mountain Insights
ISBN: 978-1-62484-007-4
Executive Summary

Section : Analysis of Oil Sands:
What are Oil Sands?
History of Oil Sands
Extraction of Oil Sands
Surface Mining
Cold Flow
Combustion Overhead Gravity Drainage
Cyclic Steam Stimulation
Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage
Vapor Extraction Process
Toe to Heel Air Injection

Environmental Issues Facing Oil Sands:
Air Pollution
Impact of Mining on Land
Impact on Water Resources
Emission of Greenhouse Gases
Impact on Aquatic Life
Other Environmental Concerns
Energy Requirement for Oil Sand Extraction

Analysis of Canada’s Oil Sands Industry:
Global Impact of the Industry
Make-up of the Bitumen Resources
Challenges Facing the Industry
Market Opportunities
Mining the Oil Sands
Extraction
In-situ Bitumen
Cyclic Steam Stimulation
Steam Assisted Gravity Drainage
Generating Steam
VAPEX
Firefloods
Cold Production
Processing
Upgrading
Transportation
Economics of the Industry
Energy Balance for Oil Sands Mining-Upgrading Projects
Products of the Industry
Sustaining the Environment
Regulatory Framework
Ongoing R&D
Oil Sands Production Primer
Future of the Industry

Analysis of the Athabasca Oil Sands:
History of the Athabasca Oil Sands
Development of the Athabasca Deposits
Extracting Bitumen from the Deposits
Commercial Production from Athabasca Oil Sands
Production Forecast from Athabasca Oil Sands
Overall Estimation of Oil Reserves in the Athabasca Deposits
Economics of Oil Extraction from the Athabasca Deposits
Political Significance of the Deposit
Environmental Issues with the Athabasca Oil Sands
Impact on Land
Impact on Water Resources
Use of Natural Gas and Greenhouse Gases Emissions

Company Profiles-Athabasca Oil Sands:
Canadian Natural Resources Limited (CNRL)
Imperial Oil
Nexen Inc
etro Canada
Shell Canada
Sinopec (China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation)
Statoil
Suncor Energy
Syncrude Canada
Teck Resources
Total SA

Analysis of the Utah Oil Sands:
History of the Utah Oil Sands
Production Sites
Utah Oil Sands Joint Venture

Case Study: Mackay River in-Situ Oil Sands Projects
Case Study: Kearl Oil Sands Project

Section : Analysis of Gas Shales:
Role of Fracturing
Flow Rates
Process of Unlocking
Shale Gas Economics
Environmental Considerations
Processes in Extracting Gas Shales
Hydraulic Fracturing
Horizontal Drilling
Fluid Management

Shale Gas in the United States:
Shale Gas Production & Reserves
Major Shale Gas Production Regions
Antrim Shale, Michigan
Barnett Shale, Texas
Caney Shale, Oklahoma
Conesauga Shale, Alabama
Devonian Shales, Appalachian Basin
Fayetteville Shale, Arkansas
Floyd Shale, Alabama
Gothic Shale, Colorado
Haynesville Shale, Louisiana
New Albany Shale, Illinois Basin
Pearsall Shale, Texas
Utica Shale, New York
Woodford Shale, Oklahoma
DOE/NETL Research Program
Role of Shale Gas in Unconventional Gas in the U.S.
Regulatory Framework
Quality of Surface Water
Surface Water Quality Issues
Protecting the Groundwater
Safe Drinking Water Act Authority
Underground Injection of Waste Fluids
State Water Quality Laws
State Water Supply Management

Shale Gas in Canada:
Major Shale Gas Production Regions
Frederick Brook Shale, New Brunswick
Horton Bluff Shale, Nova Scotia
Montney Shale, British Columbia
Muskwa Shale, British Columbia
Utica Shale, Quebec

Impact of Gas Shales on the LNG Industry:
Comparing the LNG Market with Gas Shale Market
Investment Boom in LNG Facilities
LNG versus Shale Gas
Changing Industry Perception
Dealing with Market Shortage
Understanding the Cost Structure
Understanding the Cost Curve
Impact of Shale Gas on LNG Markets
Impact on New LNG Projects
Cost of New Projects
Conclusion

Impact of Shale Gas on the Global Energy Industry

Water Issues Facing Shale Gas Production
Stormwater Runoff
Water Supply for Drilling and Other Processes
Water Flowing to the Surface

Major Players in Gas Shales:
Anadarko Petroleum
Apache Corporation
Bill Barrett Corporation
Chesapeake Energy
Devon Energy
EnCana
EOG Resources
Newfield Exploration
Range Resources
Talisman Energy
XTO Energy

Analysis of Oil Shales:
History of the Industry
Oil Shale Geology
Shale Oil Extraction
Applications of Shale Oil
Global Oil Shale Reserves

Estimating Shale Oil Reserves:
Regional Analysis
Global
Africa
Asia
Europe
Middle East
North America
Australia
South America

Analysis of the Oil Shale Industry:
Power Generation with Shale Oil
Major Producers of Shale Oil
Industrial Uses of Shale Oil
Economics of Oil Shale:
Competing with Oil Prices
Energy Use & Water Requirement
Investment in the Industry
Environmental Impact of Shale Oil Mining
Major Players in Shale Oil
Ambre Energy
American Shale Oil Corporation
Eesti Energia
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Fushun Mining Group
Hom Tov
Independent Energy Partners
Mountain West Energy
Oil Shale Exploration Company
Petrobras
Queensland Energy Resources
Red Leaf Resources
Shale Technologies LLC
Ambre Energy
American Shale Oil Corporation
Anadarko Petroleum
Apache Corporation
Bill Barrett Corporation
Canadian Natural Resources Limited
Chesapeake Energy
Devon Energy
Eesti Energia
EnCana
EOG Resources
Exxon Mobil Corporation
Fushun Mining Group
Grizzly Oil Sands
Gulfport Energy
Hom Tov
Imperial Oil
Independent Energy Partners
Mountain West Energy
Newfield Exploration
Nexen Inc
Oil Shale Exploration Company
Petrobras
Queensland Energy Resources
Range Resources
Red Leaf Resources
Shale Technologies LLC
Shell Canada
Sinopec (China Petroleum & Chemical Corporation)
Statoil
Suncor Energy
Syncrude Canada
Talisman Energy
Teck Resources
Total SA
XTO Energy
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