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Trends in the NA Shale Industry

Trends in the NA Shale Industry

Key Trends Seen in the Market

Annual CAPEX* associated with shale oil plays has increased exponentially, from approximately $􂀀 billion in 2006 to $􂀀 billion in 2013.

Benefits such as low cost of production is driving operators to shift towards shale oil.

Key Technological Advancements

Water Management:

Use of ultra-violet (UV) light to kill bacteria in the water, eliminates the need for biocides and other chemicals.

Introduction of the use of electricity isolates and removes pollutants.

Membrane distillation is on the way to becoming the next-generation treatment process in water desalination.

Key Geographies to Look Out for

Apart from the US, China and Australia are presenting tremendous opportunities for growth for pump companies with their rising shale prospects.


  • Executive Summary
    • Key Findings
    • Shift to Shale Oil
    • Shale Oil-Current Situation
    • Shale Gas and Oil-Value Chain
    • Opportunities for Pumps and Valves
  • Upstream Segment
    • Hydraulic Fracturing-Water Usage
    • Hydraulic Fracking-Water Management
    • Evolution of Hydraulic Fracturing and its Effect on Frac Pump Technology
    • Pump Usage in Shale Oil and Gas-Production Field
    • Pump Usage in Shale Oil and Gas-Frac Pump Unit
    • Pump Opportunities in Shale Oil and Gas-Upstream
    • Valve Opportunities in Shale Oil and Gas-Upstream
    • Tectonic Shifts in Shale Industry-Driving Partnerships in New Ecosystems
  • Midstream-Micro LNG
    • US LNG Market-100 Million Metric Tons of LNG to be Exported by 2025
    • Rise of Micro LNG Plants to Moderate Pipeline Infrastructure Investments
    • First Mover's Advantage-GE, Dresser Rand, and Shell in Micro LNG Production
    • Micro LNG-Mixed Bag of Opportunities for Leading Flow Control Companies in North America
  • Midstream-Pipeline and Alternatives
    • Midstream-Infrastructure in Need
    • North America-Pipeline Spending
      • Table Shale Gas and Shale Oil Industry: Pipeline Spending, North America, 2013
    • Pipeline and Rail Projects
      • Table Shale Gas and Shale Oil Industry: Key Pipeline and Rail Projects in North Dakota, US, 2012-2014
    • Alternate Midstream Infrastructure
    • Pump Opportunities in Shale Oil and Gas
    • Valve Opportunities in Shale Oil and Gas
  • Downstream Segment
    • Heat Map of US Refinery Projects
    • Summary of Project Activity
    • Pump Opportunities in Shale Oil and Gas
    • Valve Opportunities in Shale Oil and Gas
  • Looking Beyond the United States
    • Beyond the United States
    • China and Australia-The Next Shale Hubs
    • Investments in Shale Oil E&P Moving toward China
    • China and Australia-The Next Shale Hubs
    • Rising Overseas Partnership Deals Drive Australian Shale Sector
  • Conclusion
  • Appendix
    • Market Overview-Definitions

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