Shale

Critical insights into the entire North American oil and gas market. 

Access in-depth analysis of historical well-by-well data, near real-time activity levels and the medium-term outlook for North American tight oil, shale, oil sands and conventional well operations.  

We provide complete coverage of North American well data (ShaleWellCube database), updated on a daily basis. Our clients get access to high quality oil, gas and water production data, estimated NGL volumes, and insights into the latest flaring trends. Our integrated FracFocus disclosure – now enhanced with near real-time satellite-based oilfield activity monitoring – allows clients to get a 360-degree perspective of this dynamic market, from drilling and completion operations to production and project design data, all of which can be correlated with well performance. For Investors, we have packaged our shale data into Investor Solutions. Moreover, with multiple available data feed options, our clients can easily integrate Rystad Energy data into their preferred business intelligence analysis tool or their own database infrastructure.  

We deliver reports and commentaries that synthesize the market implications of trends and current events along with our expert views based on our fundamental data. Through our analytics (Shale Upstream Analytics)clients gain a timely and comprehensive overview of the latest developments and forecasts within the shale sector, including detailed productivity metrics for drilling, completion, fracking, well productivity and well economics, an overview of shale financing with a focus on capital structure and company hedging. Our frequent commentaries provide invaluable analysis of selected topics, important news, and key trends shaping this fast-moving sector.

With Shale Intelligence, our clients receive multiple reports that provide high-level insights on the latest market developments and our five-year forecasts for specific well services markets within the North American shale industry. 

We support our clients with tailor-made studies and reports as part of our advisory services. Our strong group of management consultants can combine our rich inventory of data with additional detailed analysis and synthesis, providing high impact strategic guidance and market intelligence. We advise our clients across the entire shale value chain, including E&Ps, investors and service companies. Typical engagements center around valuation, transaction support, cost benchmarking, value chain analysis, competitor analysis, custom macro scenarios or detailed market assessments.

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Data

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For strategy analysts seeking complete and detailed well data, or investors looking for flaring and venting ESG data, or oil analysts forecasting associated gas volumes, our comprehensive data provides invaluable insights that enable clients to make well informed decisions. The data covers: 

  • More than 1.5 million horizontal wells, fracked vertical wells and conventional wells, providing comprehensive US Land and Canada Onshore coverage 
  • Historical monthly operated oil and gas production 
  • Extensive well information, including geographic attributes, critical dates in the well life-cycle, production test data, well-level information on suppliers and service providers, and technical well disclosures such as perforation, tubing and casing records 
  • Near real-time satellite-based frac activity data, continuously monitoring all relevant permitted and drilled locations across the US 
  • Detailed well analysis, such as multi-dimensional well spacing and frac interference, oil and gas EUR (estimated ultimate recovery) per well, the most granular oil and gas production forecast by well life-cycle, drilling and completion costs, breakeven prices, well NPVs and IRRs. 
  • Access to our Shale Map acreage, geology and infrastructure layers, with a data feed delivery option 

Our data feed delivery method allows Rystad Energy data to be delivered and updated through industry standard protocols such as OData, FTP and ArcGIS REST API, and can easily be imported into a client's preferred data analysis tool. 

Our ShaleWellCube Dashboards provide an easy and intuitive overview of shale basins, well costs, well performance and well configuration benchmarking, among other important indicators. 

Our proprietary tool CubeBrowser, developed for easy, efficient and intuitive access to our data and analysis, makes it easy to work with large amounts of complex data – like working with pivot tables.

Analytics

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For executives, senior managers or analysts seeking enhanced analysis of the shale oil and gas market, improved peer group benchmarking or guidance on important investment decisions, Rystad Energy Shale Upstream Analytics offer indispensable insights through our reports and commentaries: 

  • Shale Trends Report provides monthly analysis of key trends in North American tight oil and shale gas plays. It also covers financial activity and prosperity in the sector, productivity metrics for drilling, completion and fracking markets, well productivity and well economics. In addition, our clients get both short and medium-term projections of production, spending and valuation metrics. 
  • Shale Play Reports provide comprehensive play-level analysis and are updated monthly. These reports give an overview of geology and play prospectivity, historical activity reviews and operator benchmarking with maps on acreage positions, as well as medium-term forecasts. Custom shale area reports are also available to satisfy clients' area, basin and play definitions. 
  • Shale Commentaries deliver timely insights and analyses covering selected topics and recent news and trends. Commentary themes can range from analysis of significant state data updates or insights into important current events, to in-depth fundamental research on complex industry trends or operational techniques.

For analysts, senior managers and executives looking for insights into the current trends in the completions market, track activity and supply-demand levels, Rystad Energy Shale Intelligence offers:

  • Shale Intelligence Reports & Excel Datasheets cover play-by-play analysis and forecasts on various key oilfield service markets. These quarterly reports include drilling and completions well counts (historical and five-year forecasts), pressure pumping demand and supply – by pressure pumper, by region and by equipment status (active, warm-stacked and cold-stacked). In addition, the reports cover granular insights into supply, demand and pricing trends in the proppant, water management services and stimulation chemicals markets. 
  • Deep Dives into topics of interest on request from clients will help readers get deeper insights into areas that are relevant to their workflows and businesses. 
  • Shale Commentaries deliver regular insights and analysis into selected topics and recent news and trends. The commentaries range from analysis of significant state data updates and news-driven reactive notes, to comprehensive fundamental research on complex industry matters.

Advisory

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For executives or senior managers seeking a fact-based report to support strategic work and key decisions, our advisory team can provide high impact studies across a wide range of topics. Our rich data sets and analytics products provide a strong foundation for such assignments, and we have a broad industry network that can provide us with qualitative insights related to the specific task at hand, including: 

  • Transaction support and market sizing: Valuation of E&P assets, commercial due diligence, opportunity screening, market sizing and outlooks. We can apply additional quantitative models on top of our existing data to perform various assessments, including more dynamic scenarios.  
  • Benchmarking: We can review performance across multiple dimensions, such as costs, operational excellence and well performance, and we work with client organizations to pinpoint drivers for enhanced performance.  
  • Competitor analysis: We can analyze competitors through various lenses and highlight strengths and weaknesses. This type of analysis would typically also be included in market reports and transaction support. 
  • Custom macro scenarios: Given the vast impact of US shale on the global oil and gas macro environment, we support clients with more tailored scenarios, including dynamic simulations of the oil market through differing key assumptions.