Future of Shale Gas Industry Tied Strongly
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Recent years have seen marked advancement of the shale gas industry due to key enabling technologies in shale gas extraction. This includes hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, microseismic monitoring technologies, information and communication technologies, and produced water technologies. Powered by these technologies, the shale gas industry has managed to influence the US energy mix, enabling the country to achieve energy self-sufficiency.
Published on: Mar 3, 2016
Published in: Environment      
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  • 1. Future of Shale Gas Industry Tied Strongly to Advances in Enabling Technologies Research PREVIEW for Technologies Enabling Extraction of Shale Gas
  • 2. 2 Section Slide Numbers Executive Summary 3 Research Scope and Objective 4 Key Findings 6 Technology Snapshot • Introduction to Shale Gas • Regional Distribution of Shale Gas • Shale Gas Production • Regional Development of Shale Gas 7 8 10 11 14 Impact Assessment and Analysis • Impact of Technology Drivers/Challenges • Impact of Market Drivers/Challenges 17 19 20 Value Chain Stakeholder Analysis 21 Enabling Technologies in Shale Gas Extraction 30 Technology Roadmap 37 Appendix 39 The Full Analysis Features the Following Content D63E-TI
  • 3. 3 Key Findings D63E-TI 1 The top technologies which are necessary in enabling shale gas extraction are: hydraulic fracturing, horizontal drilling, microseismic monitoring technologies, ICT technologies (inclusive of predictive technologies and leak detection technology) and produced water technologies. 2 In hydraulic fracturing there are now an increased number of players who provide base fluid alternatives that replace water. 4 3 Future trend of shale gas development would be the adoption of smart integrated systems, which improve efficiency and reduce the incidence of failures. Failure prediction systems, leak detection software, advanced microseismic technologies would play an important role in the efficacy of shale gas development. The United States (US) is the key innovator and adopter of technologies enabling shale gas production. The US has a number of factors which is conducive for the development of shale gas. 5 With advanced technologies and better management practices, many of the environmental impacts could be reduced to a great extent.
  • 4. 4 Shale Gas Production D63E-TI Abandonment & reclamation Production Completion Hydraulic fracturing Casing and perforating Well drilling Road and well pad construction  Shale gas production involves several steps. The sequence of events in shale gas production are listed in the adjacent figure.  The first step in shale gas production would be the establishment of a well pad, which requires several acres of land. Also additional land is required for the road and other utilities.  The well pad provides a stable base for a drilling rig and other associated equipment. The pad serves as the location of the wellhead and other equipment.  Shale gas resources are located at great depths (varies from few hundreds of meters to thousands of meters) and the shale resources are horizontally spread.  Following drilling (vertical or horizontal), a steel casing pipe is installed into the wellbore And cement is pumped into the void space between the casing and the surrounding mineral formation.  Hydraulic fracturing then takes place , where the shale rock is fractured using a high-pressure liquid (usually water that is mixed with sand and chemicals) for the purpose of extracting the natural gas from the shale.  During production, gas that is recovered from the well is sent to small-diameter gathering pipelines that connect to larger pipelines . The gas is collected from a network of production wells.  Following the production life, abandonment & reclamation of well is done.
  • 5. 5 Impact Mapping of Drivers and Restraints D63E-TI DriversChallenges 1-2 years 3-5 years 6-10 years Alternative Fracking Fluids Advanced Drilling Technologies Well Integrity Better Monitoring Software Seismicity Key Drivers and Challenges Impact Technology Factor Market Factor Dependable Power Source Community Resistance 1-2 years 3-5 years 6-10 years Regulatory Compliance Legend: Strong WeakMedium Water Contamination Supportive Initiatives
  • 6. 6 Technology Roadmap D63E-TI Short Term (2014-2017) Long Term (>2020) Medium Term (2017-2020) Horizontal drilling Hydraulic fracturing Waterless fracturing technology Advanced microseismic technologies 3D hydraulic fracturing model Produced water technologies meeting disposal standards Produced water technologies enabling reuse Pipeline Leak detection systems Failure prediction systems Most of the technologies listed in the roadmap are already in the market, but not all are being widely adopted. It is expected that the technologies such as 3D fracturing would be more widely adopted in the medium term by more players and the impact levels would be in the medium range. Technologies such as failure prediction system, microseismic technologies, and pipeline detection systems are expected to become even more advanced and their adoption would result in a high to medium level of impact. Waterless fracturing technologies though already in existence would assume even more importance in the near future and also advancements would be seen, which would give positive results to adopters. The overall trend would be systems which are smart. Smart systems would be interconnected and having an inbuilt feedback systems would result in improved efficiency and reduced operational costs.
  • 7. 7 Interested in Full Access? Connect With Us Ariel Brown Corporate Communications (210) 247.2481 ariel.brown@frost.com Research Authors Lekshmy Ravi Industry Analyst Technical Insights Energy & Power Systems Wai Fun Kee Principal Consultant Technical Insights Energy & Power Systems Facebook https://www.facebook.com/FrostandSullivan LinkedIn Group https://www.linkedin.com/company/frost-&-sullivan SlideShare http://www.slideshare.net/FrostandSullivan Twitter https://twitter.com/Frost_Sullivan Frost & Sullivan Events http://bit.ly/MvPRbQ GIL Community http://ww2.frost.com/gil-community/
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  • 9. D63E-TI 9 Global Perspective 40+ Offices Monitoring for Opportunities and Challenges
  • 10. D63E-TI 10 Industry Convergence Comprehensive Industry Coverage Sparks Innovation Opportunities Automotive & Transportation Aerospace & Defense Measurement & Instrumentation Information & Communication Technologies HealthcareEnvironment & Building Technologies Energy & Power Systems Chemicals, Materials & Food Electronics & Security Industrial Automation & Process Control Automotive Transportation & Logistics Consumer Technologies Minerals & Mining

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