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Compare unconventional plays against key producing plays in the US and beyond, and explore their potential using metrics such as costs, economics and risk.
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Discover new territories and global opportunities
The unconventional sector is changing and rapidly expanding, making it challenging to make strategic decisions on producing and potential plays.
The Unconventional Play Service is a leading solution for identifying and benchmarking commercial and emerging plays, as well as potential opportunities across the globe.
Underpinned by our unique, proprietary dataset and extensive unconventional oil and gas industry knowledge, the service offers customised analysis that enables you to compare global plays, benchmark opportunities in untested territories against successful plays, identify key operators and licenses, and understand commercial risks and fiscal terms so that you can confidently drive your growth strategy.
Features at a glance
The Unconventional Play Service (UPS) provides detailed information on successful non-US plays, such as Argentina's Vaca Muerta shale, and on newly emerging opportunities, such as shale exploration in Pakistan. UPS also adds critical depth and breadth to your analysis by including information on non-commercial or failed plays.
Coverage of 98% of global unconventional production volumes
Information on 200+ tight oil, shale gas, tight gas and CBM plays in 40+ countries
Details of the unconventional portfolios of 380 operators
Detailed play analysis reports
Play-level statistical analysis and an interactive data visualisation tool
Access to 200+ upstream analysts
Our unrivalled expertise in the unconventional sector enables us to customise our analysis to feature the information you need. Underpinned by our unique, proprietary dataset and extensive unconventional industry knowledge, UPS provides you a detailed view of both existing commercial plays and potential growth opportunities.
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Identify and screen new geographical regions and plays for portfolio growth
Understand the detailed geology and economic metrics for unconventional plays
Quickly drill down into specific plays to understand surface and subsurface risks and opportunities
Compare global play economic metrics and key drivers