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Solar:The Next Shale?

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 8, 2015)

That is a key question asked in a February 2nd Press Release from Wood Mackenzie, a world leader in commercial intelligence for the energy, metals and mining industries. Just as shale extraction technologies took oil and gas markets by storm, solar technologies too hold the potential to ...

Business-as-unusual outlook for oil in the medium term

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 10, 2015)

There is a curious twist to the many messages emerging from the International Energy Agency (IEA) annual Medium-Term Oil Market Report (MTOMR) released today. On the one hand, says the Agency, it will be ...

Does shale gas mean cheap gas?

by ENER-G  (Sep. 11, 2014)

What is the true impact of shale gas extraction in the UK? Swathes of the British population are against fracking (the process of releasing natural gas trapped within shale rock formations) due to its perceived visual impact and environmental concerns. Two out of three of the main political parties apparently support further exploration and ...

Hydraulic Fracturing Market Analysis By Technology, Material (Proppant), Application (Shale Gas, Tight Gas, Tight Oil) To 2020

by Grand View Research  (Oct. 14, 2014)

The global hydraulic fracturing market is expected to reach USD 90.55 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Regulatory support in the form of tax benefits and financial incentives, particularly in North America and Asia Pacific is expected to drive the global hydraulic fracturing market over the next six years. ...

United States Oil and Gas 2015 Analysis

by ReportsnReports  (Jan. 7, 2015)

The US will continue to lead gains in non-OPEC crude oil production in the coming years. We forecast crude oil and NGLs production will rise from an estimated 12.4 b/d in 2014 to 15.0 mn b/d by 2023. High growth rates seen in recent years will moderate through our 10-year forecast period, reflecting abrupt depletion rates in shale oil fields, ...

Global Shale Gas Development: Water Availability & Business Risks

by World Resources Institute WRI  (Sep. 9, 2014)

This report analyzes water availability across all potentially commercial shale resources worldwide.It also reveals that water availability could limit shale resource development on every continent except Antarctica. Shale resources are unevenly distributed worldwide and, for the most part, not located where freshwater is abundant. For example, ...

Development and application of type curves for pressure transient analysis of horizontal wells in shale gas reservoirs

by Inderscience Publishers  (Sep. 19, 2014)

Even though significant progresses have been made in the past few years, there appears to be a lack of information regarding the characterisation of shale gas formations. A major purpose of this study is to demonstrate impacts of horizontal well geometries and gas flow parameters as well as shale gas reservoir system on horizontal well production ...

Unconventional resource evaluation: Kockatea Shale, Perth Basin, Western Australia

by Inderscience Publishers  (Aug. 26, 2014)

Organic-rich shales occur in the Kockatea Shale Formation, Permo-Triassic of the Perth Basin (Western Australia) and have been investigated to characterise it as a potential shale gas unit. Classic sedimentological investigation methods, including core descriptions and thin section microscopy, were coupled with standardised organic geochemical ...

Up in Smoke – How the climate and our health suffer from flaring

by GLOBE Foundation  (Feb. 16, 2015)

It’s like burning banknotes. Latest statistics from the World Bank (WB) indicate that the amount of gas flared each year is enough energy to supply electricity to several small countries or many millions of households. The flaring of 140 billion cubic metres (bcm) a year releases large quantities of greenhouse gases into the atmosphere ...

Global Shale Gas Market is Expected to Grow at a CAGR of 8.3% from 2014 to 2020 : Grand View Research, Inc

by Grand View Research  (Mar. 18, 2014)

The global market for shale gas is expected to reach USD 67.02 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Depleting conventional energy reserves across the globe has prompted the industry to shift focus towards developing alternative energy sources which is expected to remain a key driving factor for shale gas demand ...

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