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Palo Duro shale gas unconventional play


Palo Duro shale gas unconventional play

Report summary

The Lower Bend Shales of the Palo Duro Basin gained industry attention in 2003, driven by promising results from the re-entry of a 1950s Granite Wash well.  However, subsequent test drilling in the Palo Duro was discouraging, with wells indicating that the formation is underpressured and areas with high organic content are not continuous.  Both horizontal and vertical wells drilled in the play have been sub-economic. In addition to navigating the challenging geology, operators struggled to...

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Description

Production from unconventional oil and gas resources has had an enormous impact on North America’s recovery from economic recession. The success there has led to a shift in the upstream oil and gas industry. Other countries are investing in the industry in the hope they will reap similar benefits for their economies.

This Upstream Oil and Gas Unconventional Play report provides a detailed analysis of geology, reserves, production and commercial issues, including cost of supply, access and fiscal terms.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use this unconventional play report to get a better understanding of critical issues with this play.

With more than 120 analysts covering 190 proven and emerging unconventional plays, Wood Mackenzie is ideally placed to offer detailed analysis on over 98% of global unconventional volumes. Our analysts produce forward-looking analysis, backed by our robust proprietary database of trusted research. Proprietary data means a superior level of analysis that is simply not available anywhere else.

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  • Key facts
  • Summary and key issues
    • Commercialisation overview
    • Update messages
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
  • Production
    • Gas market
  • Infrastructure
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Environment/regulation
    • Land access/permitting
    • Fiscal terms
  • Operations
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

In this report there are 8 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Palo Duro map - exploratory drilling was confined to Floyd, Briscoe, and Motley counties
  • Timeline
  • Geology
    • Palo Duro geological characteristics
  • Reserves and resources
    • Palo Duro reserves and resources build-up
    • Reserves assumptions
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Operations
  • Key companies
    • Position of key companies
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Economic analysis
    • Economic analysis: Table 1
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