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US Gulf Coast upstream summary

US Gulf Coast upstream summary

Report summary

The Gulf Coast region encompasses the majority of central and southeast Texas, Louisiana, south Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and northwest Florida. Together these areas encompass the five main basins in the Gulf Coast Service: Fort Worth, Gulf Coast, ArkLaTex, Black Warrior, and Mississippi Salt Dome.The region is home to three of the most prolific and important shale plays in the US Lower 48: the Barnett Shale, the Haynesville Shale, and the Eagle Ford Shale. The Barnett Shale, the ...

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  • Gulf Coast Region Overview PDF - 5.55 MB 25 Pages, 12 Tables, 8 Figures
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  • Gulf Coast Region Overview XLS - 387.50 KB


Volatility in oil markets has led players in the upstream oil and gas industry to focus on reducing capital spend and operating costs. At the same time, governments need to review fiscal terms to maintain attractiveness and investment.

This country report gives an overview of the key upstream issues for this country. If you’re interested in identifying and assessing upstream investment and expansion opportunities, this upstream summary is your definitive commercial guide.

Potential investors, governments and companies in the oil and gas sector can use it to gain a better understanding of the critical issues for development opportunities in this country.

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  • Key facts
    • Summary
    • Key issues
      • Operators focused on liquids
      • Production Technology
      • Regulatory and Environmental
      • Water usage
  • Region map
  • Geology
  • Exploration and development
    • Acreage
    • Drilling
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves - companies analysed
  • Production
  • Infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Capital costs
    • Operating costs
  • Policy and regulation
    • Federal regulatory bodies
    • State regulatory bodies
      • Alabama Oil and Gas Board
      • Arkansas Oil and Gas Commission
      • Florida Geological Society, Oil and Gas Section
      • Louisiana Office of Mineral Resources
      • Mississippi Oil and Gas Board
      • Texas Railroad Commission
    • Licensing
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
    • Current fiscal terms
      • Leasing
      • Royalty
      • Taxes
      • Sample cash flow

In this report there are 20 tables or charts, including:

  • Key facts
    • Key facts: Table 1
  • Region map
    • Region Map
  • Geology
  • Exploration and development
    • Exploration and development: Table 1
    • Net Acreage by Basin
    • Exploration and development: Table 2
  • Reserves and resources
    • Region reserves
    • Remaining 2P Reserves by Basin (at 01/01/2014)
    • Remaining 2P Reserves by Resource Type (at 01/01/2014)
    • Reserves and resources: Table 2
    • Remaining 2P Reserves by Resource Type - Top 10 Companies (at 01/01/2014)
  • Production
    • Total region production
    • Production by Basin (2009-2028)
    • Production by Resource Type (2009-2028)
    • Production - companies analysed
  • Infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Remaining Capital Costs by Basin
    • Costs: Table 1
  • Policy and regulation
  • Fiscal terms
    • Fiscal terms: Table 1
    • Fiscal terms: Table 2
    • Fiscal terms: Table 3
    • Fiscal terms: Table 4
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