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US Northeast upstream summary

US Northeast upstream summary

Report summary

The Northeast region is a mature gas-producing province that has seen an explosion of new activity thanks to the emergence of the Marcellus and Utica shale plays. Wood Mackenzie's Northeast Upstream Service encompasses the Appalachian, Michigan, and Illinois basins. Prior to 2008, the majority of regional activity focused on conventional gas drilling across the three basins. With the introduction of advanced drilling technologies such as horizontal drilling and multi-stage hydraulic ...

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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
      • Marcellus remains the world's premier shale gas play
      • Utica development continues to grow
      • Southwest Pennsylvania holds triple play potential
      • Unconventional development outside the Appalachian Basin disappoints
      • Water
      • Land access
      • Regulatory
      • Environmental
  • Region map
  • Geology
    • Appalachian Basin
    • Illinois Basin
    • Michigan Basin
  • Exploration and development
    • Acreage
    • Drilling
  • Reserves and resources
    • Region reserves
    • Reserves - companies analysed
  • Production
    • Total region production
    • Production - companies analysed
  • Infrastructure
    • Gas Infrastructure
    • Liquids Infrastructure
  • Costs
    • Capital costs
    • Operating costs
  • Policy and regulation
    • Federal regulatory bodies
      • Bureau of Land Management (BLM)
      • Forest Service
    • State regulatory bodies
      • Department of Environmental Protection (DEP)
      • Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC)
      • Susquehanna River Basin Commission (SRBC)
      • Delaware River Basin Commission (DRBC)
      • Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) - Division of Oil and Gas
      • Illinois Department of Natural Resources (DNR)- Division of Oil and Gas
      • Michigan Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ)
    • Licensing
      • Private Land Leasing
      • State Land Leasing
  • Fiscal terms
    • Overview
      • Land Ownership
    • 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
    • Net Acreage by Basin
    • Exploration and development: Table 1
    • Exploration and development: Table 2
  • Reserves and resources
    • Reserves and resources: Table 1
    • 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
    • Production: Table 1
    • Production by Basin (2009-2028)
    • Production by Resource Type (2009-2028)
    • Production: Table 2
  • 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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