China Shale Gas Market Analysis

11-Aug-2012 | General Article (Non-News)

Shale gas was once considered a nuisance by experts that was just tolerated in order to get to the sandstone and limestone reservoirs. But shale, which is the most abundant form of sedimentary rocks in the world, is being appreciated and this all started with huge reserves found in North America, increasingly being called the birthplace of shale gas within the industry circles. The rest of the world started following and Asia is soon catching up, with China now poised to take the lead.

Asian nations are not known for their hydrocarbon deposits, barring Middle East, and most of these nations are highly import dependent. The major power in the continent, China, has insufficient oil and gas reserves and imports most of its energy. China is rich in Coal but still a major importer in the region after Japan. So, for such an energy deficient economy, finding huge shale gas reserves is definitely welcome news.

Innumerable reports have suggested that China is sitting on the world’s largest technically recoverable shale gas reserve. Chinese shale gas estimates surpass even that of North America and will be sufficient for the next 60 years at the current Reserve to Production (R/P) ratio.

China is basking in the glory of its recent world’s largest shale finds. With almost 25% more reserves than the United States, China is dreaming about an even bigger energy revolution than the one seen in America. If estimates are to be believed then this 1,275 Trillion Cubic Feet of shale gas reserves found in China will last for about 300 years at the present rate of production and consumption. Since Chinese shale gas scenario is in its early years, the future is large and as of now looks promising. The practical production currently is zero, with a couple of experimental wells producing only 10,000 meters of gas per day but nothing substantial

“China Shale Gas Market Analysis” research report is a detailed literature on the infant Chinese shale gas market and its potential, with a sneak peek into the technology used to exploit shale gas reserves and the Chinese and global companies working overtime to tap into this potential.

Table of Contents
1. Executive Summary
2. China Shale Gas Reserves
2.1 Comparison of Chinese & U.S Shale Gas Reserves
3. Shale Gas Investments in China
3.1 Foreign Partnerships
3.2 Domestic Investment
3.3 Auction of Shale Gas Blocks
4. Regulatory & Policy Framework
4.1 Bidding the Shale Gas Blocks
4.2 Shale Gas Declared as Independent Resource
4.3 Liberalized Pricing
5. 12th Five-Year Development Plan for Shale Gas
5.1 Completion of Nationwide Shale Gas Survey & Production Estimates
5.2 Development of Methods, Technologies, Equipment and Technical Standards
5.3 Incentives & Infrastructure Improvement
6. Shale Gas Opportunities & Challenges In China
7. Future Outlook For Shale Gas Exploration & Production
7.1 Demand and Supply Scenario
7.2 Increased Foreign Participation
7.3 Technical Advancement
8. PEST Analysis
8.1 Political Factors
8.2 Economic Factors
8.3 Social Factors
8.4 Technological Factors
9. Technologies For Shale Gas Exploration
9.1 Horizontal Drilling
9.2 Hydraulic Fracturing
9.3 Measurement While Drilling (MWD) Tools and Logging While Drilling (LWD) Tools
9.4 Pad Drilling
10. Competitive Landscape
10.1 Sinopec Group
10.2 China National Offshore Oil Corporation
10.3 China National Petroleum Corporation
10.4 Royal Dutch Shell

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