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Research and Markets: Global Market for Gas Shales, Oil Sands, and Oil Shales - Updated 2012 Version featuring Nexen Inc, Statoil, and Shale Technologies LLC


Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Market for Gas Shales, Oil Sands, and Oil Shales" report to their offering.

The market for unconventional fuels is growing at a rapid pace. Some of the most common unconventional source of fuel includes gas shales, oil sands, and oil shales.

Taiyou Research presents an analysis of all these three fuel sources together in its report Global Market for Gas Shales, Oil Sands, and Oil Sands.

Shale gas is actually just natural gas produced from shale. Shale gas has become an important source of natural gas in the last couple of years across the world, as the potential of shale gas is huge. The United States, Canada, Europe, and even across Asia and Australia, governments and companies are exploiting the potential of shale gas and it is expected that in the coming years, shale gas is going to expand the overall energy supply in the world.

Oil sands, commonly known as tar sands or bituminous sands, are being hailed as a type of unconventional deposit of petroleum. The oil sands are made up of a mixture of clay, sand, water, and a viscous form of petroleum, commonly known as bitumen. Canada and Venezuela are the biggest markets for oil sands in the world.

Meanwhile, oil shale contains a large amount of kerogen, which is a solid mixture of organic chemical compounds, and is used to extract liquid hydrocarbons from. Since kerogen needs to be processed more than crude oil, the cost of oil shales is higher as well as its environmental impact.

Key Topics Covered:

Executive Summary

Section 1: Analysis of Gas Shales

1. What are Gas Shales?

2. Extraction Processes for Shale Gas

3. Gas Shale Industry in the US

4. Regulatory Framework in the US

5. Shale Gas Industry in Canada

6. How Gas Shales are influencing the LNG Industry

7. Gas Shales and the Global Energy Industry

8. Challenges Facing the Shale Gas Market: Water Problems

9. Major Players

Section 2: Analysis of Oil Sands

1. Overview of Oil Sands

2. Extraction Processes

3. Environmental Barriers to Oil Sands

4. High Energy Requirements for Extraction Process of Oil Sands

5. Oil Sands Industry in Canada

6. Canadian Oil Sands Production Primer

7. Athabasca Oil Sands

8. Environmental Barriers Facing Athabasca Oil Sands

9. Utah Oil Sands

10. Major Oil Sands Projects

11. Orinoco Oil Sands

12. Oil Sands and Global Energy Security

13. Major Players

Section 3: Analysis of Oil Shales

1. What are Oil Shales?

2. Applications of Oil Shales

3. Global Oil Shales Industry

4. Industrial Uses of Oil Shales

5. Cost Analysis of Oil Shales

6. Environmental Impact of Oil Shales

7. Major Players

Section 4: Conclusion

1. Appendix

2. Glossary

Companies Mentioned - For a full list, please click the link below

  • Ambre Energy
  • American Shale Oil LLC
  • Anadarko Petroleum
  • Apache Corporation
  • Chesapeake Energy
  • Devon Energy
  • Eesti Energia AS
  • EnCana Corporation
  • EOG Resources
  • Exxon Mobil Corporation
  • Fushun Mining Group
  • Hom Tov
  • Imperial Oil
  • Nexen Inc
  • Oil Shale Exploration Company
  • Petro Canada
  • Petrobras
  • Queensland Energy Resources
  • Range Resources Corporation
  • Red Leaf Resources
  • Shale Technologies LLC
  • Statoil
  • Suncor Energy
  • Syncrude Canada
  • Total SA
  • XTO Energy

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Sector: Energy and Natural Resources

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