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Unconventional Gas Market by Type, End-users, and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2020-2024

Unconventional Gas Market by Type, End-users, and Geography - Forecast and Analysis 2020-2024

Global Unconventional Gas Market: About this market

Technavio’s unconventional gas market analysis considers sales from shale gas, tight gas, and coalbed methane types. Our study also finds the sales of unconventional gas in APAC, EMEA, and the Americas. In 2019, the shale gas segment had a significant market share, and this trend is expected to continue over the forecast period. Factors such as rising demand for natural gas and increasing investments in E&P activities of shale gas will play a significant role in the shale gas segment to maintain its market position. Also, our global unconventional gas market report looks at factors such as rising investments in exploration and production activities of unconventional gas, the abundance of unconventional gas resources, and the growing demand for natural gas. However, environmental concerns associated with unconventional gas extraction process, fluctuations in crude oil and gas prices, and growing adoption of renewable energy may hamper the growth of the unconventional gas industry over the forecast period.

Global Unconventional Gas Market: Overview

Abundance of unconventional gas resources

Unconventional energy sources have received substantial impetus in the past decade, mainly due to the continuously depleting conventional resources including natural gas and crude oil. Also, unconventional resources are abundant across many economies including the US, Canada, China, and Argentina. Furthermore, these economies are offering subsidies for the domestic production of unconventional gases. Thus, the abundance of unconventional gas resources will lead to the expansion of the global unconventional gas market at a CAGR of almost 7% during the forecast period.

Technology development in the hydraulic fracturing process

Technological developments in the hydraulic fracturing process are supporting the exploration and production of oil and gas from shale plays. Hydraulic fracturing has been incorporating sensors and software for monitoring the water quality and the condition of equipment for improving the efficiency of the hydraulic fracturing process. Also, the integration of the Internet of Things (IoT) for data acquisition, as well as the use of data analytics and machine learning is further expected to support the efficiency of the tools used in the hydraulic fracturing process. This development is expected to have a positive impact on the overall market growth.

For the detailed list of factors that will drive the global unconventional gas market during the forecast period 2020-2024, click here.

Competitive Landscape

With the presence of several major players, the global unconventional gas market is highly fragmented. Technavio’s robust vendor analysis is designed to help clients improve their market position, and in line with this, this report provides a detailed analysis of several leading unconventional gas manufacturers, that include BP Plc, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips Co., Exxon Mobil Corp., PetroChina Co. Ltd., PJSC Gazprom, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Santos Ltd., Saudi Arabian Oil Co., and YPF SA.

Also, the unconventional gas market analysis report includes information on upcoming trends and challenges that will influence market growth. This is to help companies strategize and leverage on all forthcoming growth opportunities.


  • Executive summary
  • Scope of the report
    • Preface
      • Table Vendor - Key offerings
    • Currency conversion rates for US$
  • Market landscape
    • Market ecosystem
      • Table Global oil and gas exploration and production market
      • Table Segments of global oil and gas exploration and production market
    • Market characteristics
      • Table Market characteristics
    • Value chain analysis
    • Market segmentation analysis
      • Table Market segments
  • Market sizing
    • Market definition
      • Table Market definition - Inclusions and exclusions checklist
    • Market sizing 2019
      • Table Market size 2019
    • Market outlook
    • Market size and forecast 2019-2024
      • Table Global market: Size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table Global market: Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
  • Five forces analysis
    • Table Five forces analysis 2019
    • Table Five forces analysis 2024
    • Bargaining power of buyers
      • Table Bargaining power of buyers
    • Bargaining power of suppliers
      • Table Bargaining power of suppliers
    • Threat of new entrants
      • Table Threat of new entrants
    • Threat of substitutes
      • Table Threat of substitutes
    • Threat of rivalry
      • Table Threat of rivalry
    • Market condition
      • Table Market condition - Five forces 2019
  • Market segmentation by type
    • Table Type - Market share 2019-2024 (%)
    • Comparison by type
      • Table Comparison by type
    • Shale gas - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
      • Table Shale gas - Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table Shale gas - Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
    • Tight gas - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
      • Table Tight gas - Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table Tight gas - Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
    • Coalbed methane - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
      • Table Coalbed methane - Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table Coalbed methane - Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
    • Market opportunity by type
      • Table Market opportunity by type
  • Customer landscape
    • Table Customer landscape
  • Market segmentation by end-user
    • Table End-user - Market share 2019-2024 (%)
    • Comparison by end-user
      • Table Comparison by end-user
    • Power generation - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
      • Table Power generation - Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table Power generation - Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
    • Residential and commercial - Market size and forecast 2019- 2024
      • Table Residential and commercial - Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table Residential and commercial - Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
    • Industrial - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
      • Table Industrial - Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table Industrial - Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
    • Others - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
      • Table Others - Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table Others - Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
    • Market opportunity by end-user
      • Table Market opportunity by end-user
  • Geographic landscape
    • Geographic segmentation
      • Table Market share by geography 2019-2024 (%)
    • Geographic comparison
      • Table Geographic comparison
    • Americas - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
      • Table Americas - Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table Americas - Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
    • APAC - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
      • Table APAC - Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table APAC - Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
    • EMEA - Market size and forecast 2019-2024
      • Table EMEA - Market size and forecast 2019-2024 ($ billions)
      • Table EMEA - Year-over-year growth 2020-2024 (%)
    • Key leading countries
      • Table Key leading countries
    • Market opportunity
      • Table Market opportunity
  • Decision framework
  • Drivers and challenges
    • Market drivers
    • Market challenges
      • Table Impact of drivers and challenges
  • Market trends
    • Technology development in hydraulic fracturing process
    • Innovation at frac sites to reduce wastage
    • Commoditization of LNG
  • Vendor landscape
    • Overview
      • Table Vendor landscape
    • Landscape disruption
      • Table Landscape disruption
    • Competitive scenario
  • Vendor analysis
    • Vendors covered
      • Table Vendors covered
    • Vendor classification
      • Table Vendor classification
    • Market positioning of vendors
      • Table Market positioning of vendors
    • BP Plc
      • Table BP Plc - Vendor overview
      • Table BP Plc - Business segments
      • Table BP Plc - Organizational developments
      • Table BP Plc - Geographic focus
      • Table BP Plc - Segment focus
      • Table BP Plc - Key offerings
    • Chevron Corp.
      • Table Chevron Corp. - Vendor overview
      • Table Chevron Corp. - Business segments
      • Table Chevron Corp. - Organizational developments
      • Table Chevron Corp. - Geographic focus
      • Table Chevron Corp. - Segment focus
      • Table Chevron Corp. - Key offerings
    • ConocoPhillips Co.
      • Table ConocoPhillips Co. - Vendor overview
      • Table ConocoPhillips Co. - Business segments
      • Table ConocoPhillips Co. - Organizational developments
      • Table ConocoPhillips Co. - Geographic focus
      • Table ConocoPhillips Co. - Segment focus
      • Table ConocoPhillips Co. - Key offerings
    • Exxon Mobil Corp.
      • Table Exxon Mobil Corp. - Vendor overview
      • Table Exxon Mobil Corp. - Business segments
      • Table Exxon Mobil Corp. - Organizational developments
      • Table Exxon Mobil Corp. - Geographic focus
      • Table Exxon Mobil Corp. - Segment focus
      • Table Exxon Mobil Corp. - Key offerings
    • PetroChina Co. Ltd.
      • Table PetroChina Co. Ltd. - Vendor overview
      • Table PetroChina Co. Ltd. - Business segments
      • Table PetroChina Co. Ltd. - Organizational developments
      • Table PetroChina Co. Ltd. - Geographic focus
      • Table PetroChina Co. Ltd. - Segment focus
      • Table PetroChina Co. Ltd. - Key offerings
    • PJSC Gazprom
      • Table PJSC Gazprom - Vendor overview
      • Table PJSC Gazprom - Business segments
      • Table PJSC Gazprom - Organizational developments
      • Table PJSC Gazprom - Geographic focus
      • Table PJSC Gazprom - Segment focus
      • Table PJSC Gazprom - Key offerings
    • Royal Dutch Shell Plc
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell Plc - Vendor overview
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell Plc - Business segments
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell Plc - Organizational developments
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell Plc - Geographic focus
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell Plc - Segment focus
      • Table Royal Dutch Shell Plc - Key offerings
    • Santos Ltd.
      • Table Santos Ltd. - Vendor overview
      • Table Santos Ltd. - Business segments
      • Table Santos Ltd. - Organizational developments
      • Table Santos Ltd. - Geographic focus
      • Table Santos Ltd. - Segment focus
      • Table Santos Ltd. - Key offerings
    • Saudi Arabian Oil Co.
      • Table Saudi Arabian Oil Co. - Vendor overview
      • Table Saudi Arabian Oil Co. - Organizational developments
      • Table Saudi Arabian Oil Co. - Key offerings
    • YPF SA
      • Table YPF SA - Vendor overview
      • Table YPF SA - Business segments
      • Table YPF SA - Geographic focus
      • Table YPF SA - Segment focus
      • Table YPF SA - Key offerings
  • Appendix
    • Research methodology
      • Table Validation techniques employed for market sizing
    • List of abbreviations
    • Definition of market positioning of vendors
      • Table Definition of market positioning of vendors
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