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Permian Basin in the US, 2019 - Oil and Gas Shale Market Analysis and Outlook to 2023

Permian Basin in the US, 2019 - Oil and Gas Shale Market Analysis and Outlook to 2023

Summary

Permian crude oil production increased by more than one million barrels per day (mmbd) in 2018, and by early 2019 it has already surpassed the four mmbd mark. Abundant hydrocarbon reserves and the ability to drill longer laterals have made Permian Basin the most prolific shale play in the world. The Permian Basin is one of the largest structurally developed basins in the US. Shale formations in the Permian Basin can range from 1,300 feet to 1,800 feet in thickness, making it one of the thickest deposits in the world.

As in other unconventional shale plays, operators in the Permian Basin continue to drill longer laterals beyond 9,000 feet and some reaching as much as three miles. The general objective remains to increase the productivity of the new producing wells in a higher proportion with respect to the cost increase associated with these more complex wells.

The Permian has also seen a clear trend for larger scale operations of key operators that increase the surface of continuous acreage and allows for more recovery. This has also driven the M&A activity in the Permian with companies like Chevron, Diamondback Energy and Concho Resources looking to expand their Permian footprint to drive greater efficiency and lower production cost.

However, the story for natural gas production is somewhat different, largely because an increasing volume of associated gas has been flared due to limitations in the pipeline capacity. If the capacity constraints persist longer, it may force some operators to shut in their wells. The limitations to gas pipeline capacity that gave rise to flaring is estimated to ease during 2019–2020, with approximately four billion cubic feet of pipeline capacity expected to be added during these two years, giving further lift to Permian production.

In spite of the infrastructure bottlenecks Permian acreage remains highly attractive. Whenever possible, operators try to increase the surface of continuous acreage that would allow for larger scale developments and longer well laterals. This is in fact one of the key drivers behind the recent offers made by both Chevron and Occidental Petroleum to acquire Anadarko’s acreage. Whichever company ends up winning the deal will certainly establish a leading position among the top players in the play.

Companies such as Occidental Petroleum, Chevron Corporation, Pioneer Natural Resources, Concho Resources and EOG Resources are among the leading producers in the Permian Basin shale in 2018. The major hydrocarbon producing counties in the Permian Basin include Reeves, Midland, Lea, Loving and Eddy.

The latest market analysis report: ‘Permian Basin Shale in the US, 2019 - Oil and Gas Shale Market Analysis and Outlook to 2023’ reveals that production of crude oil and natural gas has grown each year from 2013 to 2018 despite the oil and gas industry going through one of the worst downturns during that period.

Scope

  • The report analyzes the oil and gas appraisal and production activities in the Permian Basin shale. The scope of the report includes:
  • Comprehensive analysis of crude oil & condensate, and natural gas production across major counties in Texas and New Mexico during 2013-2018, as well as production outlook from 2019 to 2023
  • In-depth information of well permits issued in the Texas region of the Permian Basin shale, by county and by company from January 2018 to February 2019
  • Detailed understanding of IP rates and type well profiles in Delaware and Midland formations
  • Exhaustive analysis of Permian Basin’s competitive landscape in terms of net acreage, gross production, cost trends and planned investments.
  • Comparison of type well economic metrics of major players were also analyzed
  • Up-to-date information on major mergers and acquisitions, and recent contracts in the Permian Basin shale between 2013 and 2019
  • Overview of new and upcoming oil and gas pipelines in the pipelines in the Permian Basin
Reasons to buy
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  • Understand the competitive landscape of the companies in the Permian Basin shale
  • Keep yourself informed of the latest developments and contracts in this attractive shale play
  • Identify opportunities and challenges in the Permian Basin shale in the US


  • Overview
    • Permian Basin, Recent Developments and Trends
      • Table Figure 1: Relation between Lateral Length and Breakeven Pricing for Major Operators in the Permian Basin, 2018
      • Table Figure 2: Permian Basin, Waha Hub Price Discount to Henry Hub, 2012-2019
      • Table Figure 3: Permian Basin, Natural Gas Production vs Gas Pipeline Capacity Addition, 2017-2025
  • Permian Basin, Introduction
    • Permian Basin, Overview
  • Permian Basin, Production and Activity Overview
    • Permian Basin, Production Analysis by County, 2013-2018
      • Permian Basin, Gross Crude and Condensate Production by County, 2013-2018
        • Table Figure 4: Permian Basin, Crude Oil and Condensate Production by County, mbd, 2013-2018
        • Table Permian Basin, Crude Oil and Condensate Production by County, mbd, 2013-2018
      • Permian Basin, Gross Natural Gas Production by County, 2013-2018
        • Table Figure 5: Permian Basin, Natural Gas Production by County, mmcfd, 2013-2018
        • Table Permian Basin, Natural Gas Production by County, mmcfd, 2013-2018
    • Permian Basin, Production Outlook, 2019-2023
      • Table Figure 6: Permian Basin, Production Outlook, 2019-2023
      • Table Permian Basin, Production Outlook, 2019-2023
    • Permian Basin, Drilling Activity, 2018
      • Permian Basin, Permits Issued and Completed, Texas
        • Table Figure 7: Permian Basin, Permits Issued and Completed, Jan 2018 to Feb 2019
        • Table Permian Basin, Number of Drilling Permits Issued and Completed, Jan 2018 to Feb 2019
      • Permian Basin, Well Permits by County, Texas
        • Table Figure 8: Permian Basin, Number of Well Permits by County, Texas, Jan 2018 to Feb 2019
        • Table Permian Basin, Number of Well Permits by County, Texas, Jan 2018 to Feb 2019
      • Permian Basin, Well Permits by Company, Texas
        • Table Figure 9: Permian Basin, Number of Well Permits by Operator, Texas, Jan 2018 to Feb 2019
        • Table Permian Basin, Number of Well Permits by Operator, Texas, Jan 2018 to Feb 2019
  • Permian Basin, Competitive Landscape
    • Permian Basin, Major Companies by Acreage, 2018
      • Table Figure 10: Permian Basin, Major Companies by Acreage, 2018
      • Table Permian Basin, Net Acreage by Operator, 2018
    • Permian Basin, Major Companies by Net Production, 2018
      • Table Figure 11: Permian Basin, Major Companies by Net Production, 2018 (mboed)
      • Table Permian Basin, Major Companies by Net Production, 2018 (mboed)
      • Permian Basin, Initial Production Rates
        • Table Permian Basin, Major Companies by Initial Production Rates, 2019
      • Well Profile
        • Table Figure 12: Permian Basin, Well Profile
    • Permian Basin, Future Plans by Major Companies
      • Permian Basin, Planned Investments, 2019
        • Table Permian Basin, Planned Capital Expenditure by Major Companies, 2019 (US$ Million)
    • Permian Basin, Cost Trends, 2018
      • Permian Basin, Well Costs
        • Table Permian Basin, Major Companies by Well Costs, 2018
  • Permian Basin, Analysis of Top Five Companies
    • Permian Basin, Economic Metrics of Major Players
      • Table Permian Basin, Major Companies by Type Well Data, 2018
    • Occidental Petroleum Corporation
      • Key Operational Parameters
        • Table Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Permian Basin, Key Operational Parameters, 2018
        • Table Occidental Petroleum Corporation, Permian Basin, Key Economics, 2018
    • Chevron Corporation
      • Key Operational Parameters
        • Table Chevron Corporation, Permian Basin, Key Operational Parameters, 2018
        • Table Chevron Corporation, Permian Basin, Key Economics, 2018
    • Pioneer Natural Resources
      • Key Operational Parameters
        • Table Pioneer Natural Resources, Permian Basin, Key Operational Parameters, 2018
        • Table Pioneer Natural Resources, Permian Basin, Key Economics, 2018
    • Concho Resources, Inc.
      • Key Operational Parameters
        • Table Concho Resources, Permian Basin, Key Operational Parameters, 2018
        • Table Concho Resources, Permian Basin, Key Economics, 2018
    • EOG Resources Inc.
      • Key Operational Parameters
        • Table EOG Resources Inc., Permian Basin, Key Operational Parameters, 2018
        • Table EOG Resources Inc., Permian Basin, Key Economics, 2018
  • Permian Basin, Associated Infrastructure
    • Pipelines
      • Table Permian Basin, New Oil and Gas Pipelines, 2018-2022
  • Mergers and Acquisition Activity in the Permian Basin, 2013-2019
    • Major Acquisitions
      • Occidental Petroleum made a proposal to acquire Anadarko Petroleum after the company had agreed a takeover from Chevron
      • BP acquired Petrohawk Energy from BHP
      • Concho Resources completed the acquisition of RSP Permian
      • Diamondback Energy acquired Energen
        • Table Permian Basin, Major Deals by Oil and Gas Companies, 2013-2019
  • Recent Developments and Contracts in the Permian Basin, 2013-2018
    • Recent Developments
    • Recent Contracts
  • Appendix
    • Abbreviations
    • Methodology
      • Coverage
      • Secondary Research
    • Contact Us
    • Disclaimer

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