Shale is fast transforming itself from “tomorrow’s big thing” to become an essential part of the global energy sector.
Although the US is still way out in front in terms of commercializing this valuable asset, other markets are playing an accelerated game of catch-up, with a series of discoveries and technological advances.
Energy security is the word on every government’s lips, with shale promising to bring greater self-sufficiency, significant revenue from industrialization, exporting surplus volumes, and a reduced carbon footprint.
This report discusses the global shale market and looks at developments in the big three – US, China and Argentina – as well as in Australia, Indonesia and the UK. It provides some compelling insights into an evolving sector as well as some pointers to the future shape of global shale markets.