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Qusaiba shale gas unconventional play

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Report summary

As the world's largest oil producer, Saudi Arabia has historically had sufficient gas supplies thanks to associated gas production from its massive oilfields. In the mid-1990s, national oil company Saudi Aramco began a push to develop non-associated gas reserves in order to meet growing domestic demand. This surging demand, driven by the power sector and the petrochemicals industry, is now forecast to grow at around 8% per year. Unconventional gas, including shale and tight gas, is...

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Table of contents

  • Key facts
    • Commercialisation overview
    • Update messages
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Gas market
  • Infrastructure
    • Environment/regulation
    • Land access/permitting
    • Fiscal terms
    • Supply chain
    • Water procurement/disposal
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis

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This report includes 7 images and tables including:


  • Qusaiba Shale Map
  • Position of key companies


  • Key facts: Table 1
  • Qusaiba Shale geological characteristics
  • Qusaiba Shale reserves and resources build-up
  • Reserves and resources: Table 2
  • Economic assumptions: Table 1

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