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Uinta Green River tight oil unconventional play

Uinta Green River tight oil unconventional play

Report summary

The Uinta Basin is a complex hydrocarbon system that has been producing from the Tertiary-aged Green River and Wasatch formations since the late 1940s.  Modern drilling and completion methods have revitalized the play, with oil production from the basin expected to grow to nearly 90,000 b/d by 2017, from a low of less than 15,000 b/d in 2003. The crude produced in the Uinta Basin has high paraffin content, averaging 15% across the play.  Although the crude is waxy, it is still considered...

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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
    • What to watch
  • Location maps
  • Timeline
    • Uinta Oil Timeline
  • Geology
  • Reserves and resources
    • Uinta Tight Oil Resources/Reserves Build-up
  • Production
    • Liquids market
      • Rail widens market access
      • NGLs fractionated locally
    • Gas market
  • Infrastructure
  • Fiscal and regulatory
    • Fiscal terms
    • Land access/permitting
    • Environment/regulation
  • Operations
    • Supply chain
    • Water Procurement/Disposal
    • Technology
  • Key companies
  • Economic assumptions
  • Economic analysis
    • Green River Economic Metrics - Vertical Well Scenario
    • Uteland Butte/Wasatch Economic Metrics - Horizontal Well Scenario - BASE CASE IN UPS WEB TOOL

In this report there are 16 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Summary and key issues
  • Location maps
    • Location maps: Image 1
  • Timeline
  • Geology
    • Geology: Table 1
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
    • Reserve Assumptions
    • Uinta Basin - IP heat map of vertical wells shows promise of the Central Basin
  • Production
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production: Table 2
  • Infrastructure
  • Fiscal and regulatory
  • Operations
  • Key companies
    • Position of Key Companies
  • Economic assumptions
    • Economic assumptions: Table 1
  • Economic analysis
    • Economic analysis: Table 1
    • Economic analysis: Table 2
    • Green River Vertical Type Well Annual Production
    • Green River Vertical Type Well Cash Flow
    • Uinta Horizontal Type Well Annual Production
    • Uinta Horizontal Type Well Cash Flow
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