Thursday 12 February 2015,
TechNavio recognizes the following companies as the key players in the Shale Oil Market in the US: Devon Energy Corp., EOG Resources Inc., ExxonMobil Corp., Hess Corp., Marathon Oil Corp., SM Energy Co., American Shale Oil, Chevron Corp., ConocoPhillips Co., ContinentalResources Inc., Murphy Oil Corp., Noble Energy Inc., Shale Technologies LLC, Viru Keemia Group , Whiting Petroleum Corp.
Commenting on the report, an analyst from TechNavio’s team said: “Tremendous advances in technology have led to an increase in the extraction of shale oil from oil reserves in the US. These advances include unlocking the potential of unconventional oil, managing produced water, development and determination of oil, well log interpretation, and development of well simulation models. Vendors are increasing their R&D investment to reduce the time and cost of horizontal drilling. Advanced technology has increased the yield of shale oil, and reduced risks involved significantly ”
According to the report, the growth of the Shale Oil market in the US is driven by several factors. One of the main drivers is the depletion of conventional oil reserves in the country. Because of the depletion of oil reserves, focus has shifted to unconventional oil resources, such as shale oil, to reduce dependency on conventional oil resources.
Further, the report states that one of the major challenges is the capital-intensive nature of shale oil projects. Shale oil extraction requires technical expertise and use of advanced technologies. This increases the overall cost of these projects. Increasing environmental concerns also pose a challenge to market growth.
The report also includes a discussion of the other vendors operating in this market.
The study was conducted using an objective combination of primary and secondary information including inputs from key participants in the industry. The report contains a comprehensive market and vendor landscape in addition to a SWOT analysis of the key vendors.