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Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Market

Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Market Size, Share, Competitive Landscape and Trend Analysis Report by Type and by Technology : Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032

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Author's: | Eswara Prasad
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Shale gas is a natural gas trapped within the shale formations or beneath the rocks. Hydraulic fracturing is a technique used for the extraction of shale gas that involves fracturing the rock formations by injecting a high-pressure liquid (generally a mixture of water and sand) to create cracks in the deep rocks through which the natural gas flows. When pressure is removed, the sand particles are mixed with the liquid, which hold the cracks, thereby allowing the continuous flow of gas. Plug & perf and sliding sleeve techniques perform hydraulic fracturing for the extraction of shale gas.  Plug & perf is the most common technique used in case of horizontal wells. In this technique, a bridge plug is pumped down on a wireline with a perforating gun and is set at a specific location in the horizontal well. The gun is the set off and the zone is perforated. This process is repeated several times.


COVID-19 scenario analysis:

  • Nationwide lockdowns imposed by governments have halted the extraction of gas, resulting in a significant fall in demand for natural resources in the market. This has impacted the shale gas hydraulic fracturing market.
  • As most of the industries remain fully or partially closed, the demand for energy has fallen down drastically, thereby affecting the shale gas hydraulic fracturing market.

Top impacting factors: Market scenario analysis, trends, drivers, and impact analysis

Rapid industrialization across the globe and depleting conventional reserves of natural resources have fueled the growth of the shale gas hydraulic fracturing market. Lower carbon emissions from shale gas compared to coal have led many industries to adopt it as a source of energy. With the decrease in production levels of several oil & gas reserves, a gap has been created between the demand and supply. Therefore, a shift toward extraction of natural resources from unconventional reserves is observed around the globe. 

Modern technology, such as hydraulic fracturing, coupled with horizontal drilling is applied frequently by different industries for the extraction of natural gas. Therefore, evolution of these modern technologies has accelerated the shale gas hydraulic fracturing market growth. However, high capital costs and strict regulations imposed by regulatory bodies, such as the Energy Information Agency (EIA), for adverse environmental impacts might affect the growth of the market. Rise in concerns about the depleting conventional natural resources and the escalating demand for energy in different industries have led to the increase in demand for unconventional sources of energy such as shale gas. 

The North America shale gas hydraulic fracturing market holds the largest share of the global shale gas hydraulic fracturing market, with the U.S. and Canada accounting for the major share. Skilled workforce and adequate investments have led to the growth of the market in the region. Moreover, the Asia-Pacific shale gas hydraulic fracturing market is expected to grow at a significant pace with the rise in demand for energy in emerging economies such as China. 

Key benefits of the report:

  • This study presents the analytical depiction of the shale gas hydraulic fracturing market along with current trends and future estimations to determine the imminent investment pockets.
  • The report presents information related to key drivers, restraints, and opportunities along with detailed analysis of the shale gas hydraulic fracturing market share.
  • The current market is quantitatively analyzed to highlight the shale gas hydraulic fracturing market growth scenario.
  • Porter’s five forces analysis illustrates the potency of buyers & suppliers in the market.
  • The report provides a detailed analysis based on competitive intensity and how the competition will take shape in coming years. 

Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Market Report Highlights

Aspects Details
By Type
  • Horizontal and Directional
  • Vertical
By Technology
  • Plug & Perf
  • Sliding Sleeve
By Region
  • North America  (US, Canada)
  • Europe  (Germany, UK, France, rest of Europe)
  • Asia-Pacific  (China, Japan, India, rest of Asia-Pacific)
  • Latin America  (Brazil, Mexico, rest of LATAM)
  • the Middle East 
  • Africa 
Key Market Players

BJ Services, Cud Energy Services, United Oilfield Services, Weatherford International, Calfrac Well Services, Schlumberger, FTS International, Halliburton, Trican Well Services Ltd

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Shale Gas Hydraulic Fracturing Market

Global Opportunity Analysis and Industry Forecast, 2023-2032