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North American Unconventionals

Straightforward insights for a complex market

Our North American unconventionals experts develop forecasts on growth and activity so you can improve performance and plan for every “what-if” scenario. To generate these forecasts, we utilize a suite of independent yet interconnected tools, developed by our in-house software team in conjunction with our industry experts, to give you deep insight tailored specifically to your requirements.

Our tools

North American Supply Model

Forecasts basin-level production and cost across fuels and price scenarios to deliver intelligence around supply trends, basin competitiveness, pricing mechanisms, benchmarking, and capital-expenditure (capex) outlooks.

Permian Basin activity monitoring

Monitoring the Permian Basin with satellites enables an unprecedented, near-real-time view of drilling, fracking, and production activity of North American shale oil and gas

North American Flow and Basis Model

Incorporates supply, demand, and pipeline networks to derive flow patterns and market price basis through 2030 for 57 gas pricing nodes and 156 flow paths, with the objective of minimizing total transportation cost.

OFScope

Forecasts oilfield services (OFS) market spend in North America by sub-basin for more than 20 segments to help identify future areas of growth and the drivers behind them.

Our research

North American gas outlook to 2030

Here’s what you need to know about the North American outlook for gas demand, supply, and price to 2030.

Related insights

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Permian, we have a gas problem(s)

– The Permian is experiencing its first natural gas problem. Gas production is starting to exceed pipeline capacity exiting the... Permian, and in-basin prices are falling as a result. Paradoxically, the second problem is a potential overreaction to the first problem: market fundamentals could attract too many pipelines, and the Permian runs the risk of having underutilized pipelines.
Blog Post

US natural gas market reaction to the ‘Bomb Cyclone’

– Cold weather led to record demand and storage withdrawals which increased prices to over $100/MMbtu
Article

OFSE quarterly: Continued rise of North American shale amid increasing oil prices

– As oil prices rise to levels not seen since 2014—primarily due to geopolitical risk and production cuts—we expect... to see further improvements in the OFSE sector and a renewed emphasis on North American shale.
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Proppant demand outlook for the Bakken and Permian

– North American proppant demand is up from 45 million tons in 2016 to 110 million tons in 2018. This will be beneficial for suppliers... and drive low-cost sand flooding into the Permian.

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