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2030 Vision for the Global Unconventional Gas Industry

2030 Vision for the Global Unconventional Gas Industry

The share of natural gas in the total energy mix is expected to increase from 22% in 2015 to 24% by 2030. With natural gas having significant benefits over other fossil fuels like oil and coal, it has huge potential to build a resilient and sustainable future in the global energy demand. While globally the demand for natural gas is uncertain, the development of unconventional resources, specifically led by the US, has bolstered the supply of natural gas. While the US is already a matured country in terms of exploration of unconventional resources, other regions like the Middle East, Africa, Latin America and Asia-pacific are still at the development stage and would be prominent players in the near future.This study aims to analyze and forecast the global unconventional gas outlook for 2017.

Research Scope:
• Market trends (current global natural gas production, future production growth, demand analysis, current share of unconventional resources, future growth in unconventional production)
• Regional trends (Europe, North America, China, Middle East, Africa, India)
• Mega trends driving the demand for natural gas and its production growth
• Key future growth markets and their role in the overall development of unconventional resources.

Market measurements are analyzed from 2016 to 2030 with 2016 as base year. The global unconventional gas resource market is analyzed based upon the resource type – namely conventional, shale gas, tight gas, and CBM. The supply growth in each of this segment is forecast till 2030. Various regional and global drivers and restraints are drawn upon and analyzed to arrive at a forecast. A forecast for all the four types of unconventional resources is also calculated for each region considered in this study. The mega trends impacting the growth of unconventional gas are covered to give an overall perspective of the industry. A demand-side analysis is conducted for end-user segments like industrial, transportation, residential and commercial, and electric power. Key growth countries are identified and a deep-dive analysis is performed for these countries to ascertain the potential for exploration and growth of unconventional gas resources.

Key questions this study will answer are as follows.
1. What is the current state of the natural gas industry? Which are the emerging regions for unconventional natural gas production?
2. What are the end-user sectors for natural gas? Which end-user sector will experience the highest demand for natural gas in the future?
3. What are the megatrends driving the growth of unconventional gas?
4. Which regions/countries offer the highest potential for future growth of the unconventional resources market? What will be their share by 2030?


  • Executive Summary
    • Industry Outlook in 2030
    • Global Unconventional Gas Industry Production 2030-Overview
    • Outlook for the Global Unconventional Gas Industry in 2030-Most Attractive Regions for Natural Gas Production
      • Table Unconventional Gas Market: Production Forecast By Type and Region, Global: 2016 and 2030
    • Global Comparison by Key Countries and Gas Production, 2016 and 2030
    • Key Conclusions
  • Research Scope and Segmentation
    • Research Scope
    • Key Questions this Study will Answer
    • Research Methodology
  • Definitions and Segmentation
    • Definitions
  • Overview of Natural Gas Market
    • Overview of Global Natural Gas Supply and Consumption By Sector
    • Overview of Global Proved Natural Gas Reserves
      • Table Unconventional Gas Vision: Regional Proved Natural Gas Reserves in Tcf, Global, 1995-2015
    • Global Natural Gas Demand-Supply Outlook-Historical and Forecast
    • Global Conventional Versus Unconventional Gas Production Outlook
    • Top 10 Countries Holding Combined Reserves of 75.4% of Unproved Technically Recoverable Shale Gas
    • New Gas Supply Landscape-Technically recoverable reserves
    • Regional Natural Gas Supply and Demand Share
  • Mega Trends and Industry Convergence Implications
    • Mega Trends Driving the Future of Natural Gas Industry
    • Impact of Top Mega Trends on the Unconventional Gas Market
  • Global Unconventional Gas Outlook-Production Forecast for 2030
    • Unconventional Gas Industry Production in 2030-Global Overview
    • Global Unconventional Gas Production Forecast-Conventional vs Unconventional
    • Global Natural Gas Production Outlook
    • Regional Natural Gas Production-Conventional vs Unconventional
      • Table Unconventional Gas Market: Regional Natural Gas Supply Outlook, Global, 2016 and 2030
    • Unconventional Gas Production Growth, 2016 and 2030-Top Producers
      • Table Unconventional Gas Market: Top Natural Gas Producing Countries, Global, 2016 and 2030
  • Global Unconventional Gas Outlook-Demand Forecast for 2030
    • Unconventional Gas Industry Demand 2030-Global Overview
      • Table Unconventional Gas Market: Demand Forecast, Global, 2016-2030
    • Global Natural Gas Demand 2030-By End-user Sector
  • New Business Opportunities in Unconventional Gas
    • Overview of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources in Egypt
      • Table Unconventional Gas Market: Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoir Properties, Egypt, 2016
    • Assessment of Unconventional Oil and Gas Fields and Hydraulic Fracturing in Egypt
    • Overview of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources in Oman
      • Table Unconventional Gas Market: Unconventional Oil and Gas Reservoir Properties, Oman, 2016
    • Assessment of Unconventional Oil and Gas Field and Hydraulic Fracturing in Oman
    • Overview of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources in Saudi Arabia
    • Key Targets Areas for Unconventional Gas Developments in Saudi Arabia
      • Table Unconventional Gas Market: Key Unconventional Gas Fields, Saudi Arabia, 2016
    • Development of Unconventional Gas Resources in Saudi Arabia
    • Number of Wells Fractured in Saudi Arabia-Current and Projection
    • Challenges in Exploring Unconventional Gas in Saudi Arabia
    • Overview of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources in UAE
      • Table Unconventional Gas Market: Shale Oil and Gas Reservoir Properties, UAE, 2016
    • Number of Wells Fractured in UAE-Projection
    • Overview of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources in UAE
    • Overview of Unconventional Oil and Gas Resources in India
      • Table Unconventional Gas Market: Forecast of Number of Wells Fractured, India, 2017-2025
  • Unconventional Gas Industry Vision for 2030 by Region
    • North America-Key Unconventional Gas Supply Trends
    • The Middle East-Key Unconventional Gas Supply Trends
    • Argentina-Key Unconventional Gas Supply Developments
    • China-Key Trends for 2017
      • Table Unconventional Gas Market: Unconventional Gas Production By Type, China, 2016-2030
    • Russia and CIS-Key Trends for 2017
    • Africa-Key Trends for 2017
    • APAC-Key Unconventional Supply Trends
  • Growth Opportunities and Companies to Action
    • Growth Opportunity 1-Shale Gas
  • Key Conclusions and Future Outlook
    • Key Conclusions and Vision for the Industry
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations and Acronyms Used

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