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Global Top 10 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) Markets - Market Analysis, Investment Scenario and Production Forecasts to 2020
Summary"Global Top 10 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration and Production (E&P) Markets - Market Analysis, Investment Scenario and Production Forecasts to 2020" is the latest report from GlobalData, the industry analysis specialist, which analyzes the global oil and gas industry. The report provides an overview of the top 10 emerging oil and gas E&P markets in the world. It also gives an analysis of major drivers and challenges affecting the global top 10 emerging E&P markets, major exploration blocks and sedimentary basins, historic and projected crude oil and natural gas production, financial deals activity, and competitive landscape where possible.
The report is compiled using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research, and in-house analysis by GlobalData's team of industry experts.
The report analyzes the major emerging regions in the global upstream sector. The scope of the report includes - - The report provides an overview of the upstream sector of the top 10 emerging E&P markets.- The report discusses the major drivers and challenges of the emerging markets.- It also discusses the competitive landscape in each region where possible.- The report provides historic crude oil and natural gas production where possible.- It provides production forecasts until 2020 where possible.- The report discusses financial deals activity of the markets where possible.
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This report will enhance your decision-making capabilities. It will allow you to - - Develop business strategies with the help of specific insights about the major emerging E&P markets globally. - Identify opportunities and challenges in the top 10 emerging E&P markets worldwide.- Design your expansion and new entry strategies based on the competitive structure of the markets.- Identify the most promising E&P markets over the next decade.- Identify opportunities to partner with companies operating in these prolific markets.- Develop custom strategies for different geographies based on production growth, both historic and forecast, investment trends and the potential of each market.1 Table of Contents1 Table of Contents 51.1 List of Tables 91.2 List of Figures 102 Introduction 122.1 Overview 122.2 GlobalData Report Guidance 133 Deepwater Gulf of Mexico 143.1 Comeback of Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico to Reinforce the Potential of the Region 143.1.1 Deepwater Drilling in the Gulf of Mexico Expected to Return to Pre-Blowout Levels Soon 143.2 The Success of the 216/222 Lease Sale in the Central Gulf of Mexico Indicates Strong Interest of Oil and Gas Companies in the Region 173.3 Several Oil and Gas Discoveries Made in Deepwater Gulf of Mexico over past Two Years 183.3.1 Potential of the Gulf of Mexico Re-established by Deepwater and Ultra-Deepwater Discoveries 183.4 Crude Oil Production in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Increased at an Average Annual Growth Rate of 1.8% Between 2001 and 2011 203.4.1 Natural Gas Production in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico Decreased at an Average Annual Growth Rate of -2.9% Between 2001 and 2011 213.4.2 Thunder Horse, Shenzi and Ursa/Princess are Key Crude Oil Production Fields in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico 223.5 Deepwater Production in the Gulf of Mexico is Expected to Increase at an Average Annual Growth Rate of 2.2% Between 2011 and 2020 233.6 Gulf of Mexico Witnessed 18 Financial Deals in 2012 (Until September) 243.7 BP Plc Participated in the Largest Number of Deepwater Exploration Blocks in the Gulf of Mexico as of 2011 253.8 Shell was the Highest Producer of Gross Crude Oil and Natural Gas in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico in 2011 264 Oil Shales in the US 274.1 The Bakken Shale's Crude Oil Deposits are One of the Largest in the US 294.1.1 Bakken Shale Play, Historical and Production Forecast, 2004–2020 294.1.2 Bakken Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2012 304.1.3 North Dakota Bakken Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2011 314.2 Eagle Ford Shale Emerged as Crude Oil Production Hub in the US 324.2.1 Eagle Ford Shale, Historic and Forecast Production 2004–2020 324.3 Granite Wash Stretches across Northeastern Texas and Southern Oklahoma into the Anadarko Basin, US 344.3.1 Granite Wash Play, Historic and Forecast Production, 2004–2020 344.3.2 Granite Wash, Major Companies by Acreage 354.3.3 Granite Wash, Major Companies by Production 364.4 Niobrara Shale Formation Spans across Northeast Colorado, Northwest Kansas, and Parts of Nebraska and Wyoming 374.4.1 Niobrara Shale, Major Companies by Acreage, 2012 384.4.2 Niobrara Shale, Major Companies by Production, 2011 394.5 Emerging Oil Shale Plays in North America 404.5.1 Barnett Combo Play 404.5.2 Cana Woodford Shale 404.5.3 Tuscaloosa Marine Shale 404.5.4 The Green River Basin Oil Shale Field 414.5.5 Wolfcamp Shale Formation 415 Oil Sands in Canada 425.1 Canada Possesses Third Largest Proved Oil Reserves in the World 425.2 Oil Sands in Canada - Drivers and Challenges 445.2.1 The Oil Sands Industry Continues to Attract Foreign Investment due to the Existence of a Favorable Business Climate in Canada 445.2.2 High Crude Oil Prices Support Development of Oil Sands Industry in Canada 445.2.3 Technological Developments Aid Increased Oil Recovery and Reduce Environmental Impact of Oil Sands Development 445.2.4 Oil Sands Industry Continues to Attract Criticism due to High Water Use and Greenhouse Gas Emissions 455.3 Oil Sands in Canada – Historic Production and Major Oil Sands Projects 465.3.1 Oil Sands Industry in Canada Produced 581.9mmbbl of Bitumen and Synthetic Crude in 2011 465.3.2 Athabasca Region Recorded the Largest Bitumen Production from Oil Sands in Canada, 2011 475.3.3 Mining Method Accounts for 52.1% of Bitumen and Synthetic Crude Production from Canada's Oil Sands, 2011 485.3.4 Heavy Oil Upgraders in the Canadian Oil Sands Industry Recorded 453.1mmbbl of Capacity in 2011 495.3.5 Syncrude is the Largest Heavy Oil Upgrader Project in Canada, 2011 505.4 Oil Sands in Canada – Production Forecasts 515.4.1 Oil Sands Industry in Canada is expected to Produce 3.2mmbblbd of Bitumen and Synthetic Crude by 2020 515.4.2 Heavy Oil Upgraders Capacity in the Canadian Oil Sands Industry Expected to Reach 542.5mmbbl by 2020 525.5 The Oil Sands Industry in Canada Witnessed 16 Financial Deals Between January to August 2012 535.6 Oil Sands in Canada – Competitive Landscape 545.6.1 Suncor Energy Incorporated had Net Proved and Probable (2P) Bitumen Reserves of 1,164mmbbls at the End of 2011 545.6.2 Imperial Oil Limited Reported Net Proved Bitumen Reserves of 2,413mmbbl by the End of 2011 545.6.3 Shell Produced 45mmbbl of Synthetic Crude Oil in 2011 556 Offshore Subsalt Basins in Brazil 566.1 Brazil's Offshore Subsalt Plays could Contain 50–300 Billion Barrels of Recoverable Oil Reserves 566.2 Santos Basin is one of the Most Prominent Basins for Subsalt Exploration and Production in Brazil's Offshore Region 576.2.1 33 Active New Exploration and Extension Subsalt Blocks in the Campos Basin 596.2.2 Espirito Santo is the Third Most Prominent Offshore Subsalt Basin in Brazil after the Santos and Campos Basins 606.3 Substantial Oil and Gas Resources are Driving Subsalt Developments in Brazil 616.3.1 Highest Number of Oil and Gas Discoveries in the World Made in Brazil in 2012 (Until October) 626.4 Roncador was the Largest Subsalt Offshore Oil and Gas Production Field in Brazil, 2011 646.5 Offshore Subsalt Basins in Brazil – Drivers and Challenges 656.5.1 Floating Production Storage and Offloading Units to Play a Pivotal Role in Subsalt Development in Brazil 656.5.2 Technical and Regulatory Challenges Faced by Oil and Gas Operations in Subsalt Basins 656.6 Petrobras Leads Oil and Gas Exploration, Production and Discoveries in the Brazilian Offshore and Subsalt Region 667 Extra-heavy Oil Belt in Venezuela 687.1 Venezuela is the Second Largest Developer of Extra-heavy Oil Reserves in the World after Canada 687.2 Orinoco Extra-heavy Oil Belt Constitutes about 75% of Venezuela's Total Proved Oil Reserves 707.2.1 Exploration at the Orinoco Oil Belt, Commenced in 1920 707.3 Orinoco Extra-heavy and Heavy Oil Belt Blocks 717.3.1 Boyaca Block 717.3.2 Junin Block 727.3.3 Ayacucho Block 737.3.4 Carabobo Block 737.4 Orinoco Oil Belt Contributes 20% of Venezuela's Total Oil Production 757.4.1 Major Extra-heavy Oil Producing Fields in the Orinoco Oil Belt 767.5 Heavy Oil Upgraders in Venezuela 778 Upstream Sector in Colombia 788.1 Colombia is an Emerging Oil Producer from South and Central America 788.1.1 Colombia Recorded Two Billion Barrels of Proved Oil Reserves by the End of 2011 788.2 Key Drivers for the Growth of Colombia's Oil and Gas Market 798.2.1 The Colombian Petroleum Sector has Attracted Substantial Foreign Direct Investment in Recent Years 798.2.2 Increasing Exploration Activities for Oil and Gas in Colombia 808.3 Colombia Emerges as Active Destination for Mergers and Acquisitions in Oil and Gas Exploration and Production 818.4 Llanos Basin is the Epicenter for Exploration and Production Activities in Colombia 828.5 Third Largest Number of Oil and Gas Discoveries in the World Made in Colombia Since 2007 838.6 Oil and Gas Production in Colombia has Increased at an Average Annual Growth of 12.8% Since 2007 848.7 Oil and Gas Production in Colombia Expected to Grow at an Average Annual Growth Rate of 4.8% Between 2012 and 2020 858.8 Ecopetrol Participates in the Largest Number of Exploration Blocks in Colombia 868.9 Ecopetrol Leads Oil and Gas Production in Colombia 879 Shale Gas in Europe 889.1 Heavy Import Dependence for Natural Gas Driving European Countries to Develop Shale Gas Resources 889.2 European Shales Attract Keen Business Interest Regionally 899.3 Poland and France are Key Geographies for Shale Gas Development in Europe 909.3.1 Key Gas Shale Exploration Areas in Europe 909.4 Poland and Ukraine offer Favorable Investment Scenarios for Shale Development in Europe 919.5 Major Mergers and Acquisitions and Asset Transactions in Gas Shales in Europe 939.6 Shale Gas Exploration Increasing in Western Europe 949.7 Ukraine and Hungary Represent Highest Shale Gas Potential in Eastern Europe 959.8 Poland Leads Shale Gas Development Activities in Europe 969.9 Major Companies Operating in the Shale Gas Market in Europe 979.10 American International Oil Companies Plan to Leverage their Acquired Expertise in the US Shale Gas Plays 989.11 Independent Oil Companies to Play a Key Role in European Shale Gas Market 9910 Oil and Gas in the Arctic Region 10010.1 Vast Technically Recoverable Oil and Gas Resources in the Arctic Region 10010.1.1 The Western Siberian Basin Considered the Largest Petroleum Basin in the World 10210.2 Oil and Gas Exploration in the Arctic - Key Drivers and Challenges 10210.2.1 Substantial Oil and Gas Reserves and Advanced Offshore Drilling Technologies to Enable International Oil Companies to Increase Exploration Activities in Arctic Region 10210.2.2 Shrinking Ice Cover in the Arctic to Lead to Increased Exploration and Drilling Activities 10310.2.3 Russian Government's New Tax Approach to Strengthen Incentives for Offshore Operations 10310.2.4 Environmental Issues May Hamper Exploration Activities in the Arctic Region 10310.2.5 Environmental Groups Oppose Exploration in the Arctic Region 10410.2.6 Harsh Climatic Conditions in the Arctic Affect Infrastructure Development Activities 10410.2.7 Territorial Disputes Affect Oil and Gas Development in Arctic 10510.3 Rosneft Co-operates with International Oil Companies to Explore and Develop Arctic Resources and Venture into Other International Projects Operated by International Oil Companies 10510.3.1 Rosneft and ExxonMobil Co-operate on Exploration and Production Activities in Kara Sea and Western Siberian Basin 10510.3.2 Rosneft and Statoil have Entered into an Agreement to Carry Out Exploration Activities in the Barents Sea and the Sea of Okhotsk 10610.3.3 Rosneft and Eni Sign Agreement for Exploration in the Black Sea and Barents Sea 10610.4 ExxonMobil. Statoil, Cairn Energy, Shell and BP are some Major International Oil Companies Involved in the Exploration of Oil and Gas in the Arctic Region 10710.4.1 ExxonMobil's Arctic Operations Span Canada, the US (Alaska), Greenland and Russia. 10710.4.2 Statoil Takes Strategic Approach to Increasing its Presence in the Arctic 10710.4.3 Cairn Energy Focuses on Exploration Efforts in Greenland Arctic Region 10810.4.4 Royal Dutch Shell Plc among the Leading Companies Focusing on Exploration in the Arctic Region 10810.4.5 BP Plc has Strong Presence in the US and Russian Arctic Regions 10911 Deep Offshore West Africa 11011.1 Angola and Ghana Lead Deep Offshore Oil and Gas Exploration in West Africa 11011.2 Nine Deep Offshore Discoveries in West Africa in 2012 (Until September) 11111.3 Offshore Oil and Gas Production in West Africa Accounted for 74.3% of the Region's Total Production in 2011 11211.3.1 Offshore Oil and Gas Production in West Africa is Expected to Increase at an Annual Average Growth Rate of 3.8% Between 2011 and 2020 11411.4 Deep Offshore Oil and Gas Sector in West Africa – Key Drivers and Challenges 11511.4.1 Potential for Pre-Salt Discoveries in Deep Offshore West Africa 11511.4.2 The Gulf of Guinea will Continue to be a Key Region for the Exploration and Production of Oil and Gas in Deep Offshore West Africa 11711.4.3 Floating Production Storage and Offloading Vessels to Play Key Role in Unlocking the Potential of Oil and Gas Fields in Deep Offshore West Africa 11811.4.4 Increasing Piracy Attacks are Affecting Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Operations in Offshore West Africa 11911.5 Equatorial Guinea Offers Attractive Fiscal Terms for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production in West Africa 12011.6 Major Deep Offshore Oil and Gas Companies in West Africa – A Competitive Landscape 12211.6.1 Sonangol has Equity Stakes in the Largest Number of Active Offshore Exploration Blocks in West Africa 12211.6.2 ExxonMobil Recorded the Highest Oil and Natural Gas Production in Offshore West Africa in 2011 12312 Oil and Gas in East Africa 12412.1 Tanzania has the Highest Number of Sedimentary Basins Among Key Emerging Exploration Markets in East Africa 12412.2 Kenya, Tanzania and Mozambique are among the Leading Emerging Exploration Markets in East Africa 12612.3 Mozambique and Tanzania Lead East Africa in terms of Number of Discoveries in 2012 (Until September) 12712.4 Emerging Exploration Markets in East Africa Offer Competitive Fiscal Terms 12812.5 Emerging Oil and Gas Exploration Markets in East Africa, Key Drivers and Challenges 12912.5.1 Increasing Global Oil and Gas Demand to Drive Exploration Activities in East Africa 12912.5.2 Increasing Hydrocarbon Discoveries in East Africa to Prompt Exploration Activities in the Region 12912.5.3 Political and Economic Uncertainties to Hinder E&P Activities in East Africa 13012.6 Hydrocarbon Potential in East Africa Attracts a Number of Oil and Gas Companies 13012.6.1 Heritage Oil Plc and Ophir Energy Plc Limited are Key Exploration Companies in Tanzania 13112.6.2 Sasol Petroleum International Pty, Limited and Anadarko Petroleum Corporation are Key Exploration Companies in Mozambique 13212.6.3 Tullow Oil Plc Among the Major E&P Companies in Kenya 13312.6.4 SouthWest Energy, Africa Oil Corporation and Calvalley Petroleum Incorporated are Key Exploration Companies in Ethiopia 13412.6.5 Tullow Oil Plc Among the Major Exploration Companies in Uganda 13513 Appendix 13613.1 Market Definition 13613.2 Abbreviations 13713.3 Sources 13913.4 Methodology 14013.4.1 Coverage 14013.4.2 Secondary Research 14013.5 Contact Us 14013.6 Disclaimer 141
List of Tables1.1 List of Tables
Table 1: Exploration and Production Industry, Gulf of Mexico, Major Crude Oil Production Fields in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico* (mmbbl), 2011 22
Table 2: Bakken Shale, Major Companies By Acreage, Canada and the US, Net Acres, 2012 30
Table 3: Oil Sands Industry, Canada, Bitumen and Synthetic Production from Oil Sands in Athabasca, Cold Lake and Peace River Areas (mmbbl), 2006-2011 47
Table 4: Oil Sands Industry, Canada, Heavy Oil Upgraders Capacity (mmbbl), 2006-2011 49
Table 5: Oil Sands Industry, Canada, Details of Top Five Oil Sands Projects (bd), 2011 50
Table 6: Offshore and Subsalt Industry, Brazil, Santos Basin, Key Active Exploration Blocks (km2), July 2012 57
Table 7: Offshore and Subsalt Discoveries, Brazil, Santos Basin, Key Operators by Number of Blocks, July 2012 58
Table 8: Offshore and Subsalt Discoveries, Brazil, Campos Basin, Key Active Exploration Blocks (km2), July 2012 59
Table 9: Offshore and Subsalt Discoveries, Brazil, Campos Basin, Key Operators by Number of Blocks, July 2012 59
Table 10: Offshore and Subsalt Discoveries, Brazil, Esprito Santo Basin, Key Active Exploration Blocks (km2), July 2012 60
Table 11: Offshore and Subsalt Discoveries Brazil, Espirito Santo Basin, Key Operators by Number of Blocks, July 2012 60
Table 12: Offshore and Subsalt Industry, Brazil, Production from Top Fields in Subsalt Basins (mmboe), 2007-2011 64
Table 13: Extra-Heavy Oil Industry, Venezuela, Details of Some of the Major Partnerships for the Development of the Orinoco Oil Belt, 2010-April 2012 69
Table 14: Extra-heavy Crude Oil Industry, Venezuela, Extra-heavy and Heavy Crude Oil Exploration Fields in the Boyaca Block, 2012 71
Table 15: Extra-heavy Crude Oil Industry, Venezuela, Oricono Heavy Oil Belt, Extra-heavy and Heavy Crude Oil Exploration Blocks in Junin Block, 2012 72
Table 16: Extra Heavy Crude Oil Industry, Venezuela, Oricono Heavy Oil Belt, Extra-heavy and Heavy Crude Oil Exploration Assets in Ayacucho Block, 2012 73
Table 17: Extra Heavy and Heavy crude oil exploration, Exploration Assets in Venezuelan Oricono Heavy Oil Belt, Carabobo Block, 2012 73
Table 18: Extra-heavy Oil Industry, Venezuela, Major Extra-heavy Oil Fields in Oriental Basin (mmboe), 2011 76
Table 19: Heavy Oil Upgraders Industry, Venezuela, Capacity of Upgraders (bd), 2007-2012 77
Table 20: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Colombia, Number of Oil and Gas Discoveries by Top Basins, 2007-2012 (August) 82
Table 21: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Colombia, Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production (mmboe), 2000-2011 84
Table 22: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Colombia, Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production (mmboe), 2012-2020 85
Table 23: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Colombia, Major Companies by Participation, Number of Exploration Blocks, 2011 86
Table 24: Gas Shale Resources, Distribution of Risked In-Place Gas and Technically Recoverable Gas, by Region (tcf), February 2011 89
Table 25: Gas Shales in Europe, Key Fiscal Terms of Major European Countries, 2012 91
Table 26: Gas Shales in Europe, Major Mergers and Acquisitions and Asset Transaction Activities, 2012 (Until September) 93
Table 27: Acreage by Key Independent Oil Companies in Key European Shale Markets, 2012 99
Table 28: Deep Offshore Exploration Industry, West Africa, Major Offshore Oil and Gas Discoveries, 2012 (Until June) 111
Table 29: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, Details of Pre-salt Contracts Awarded to Select Companies, 2011 116
Table 30: Oil and Gas Industry, West Africa, Comparison of Key Fiscal Terms of Angola, Equatorial Guinea and Nigeria, 2011 120
Table 31: Oil and Gas Exploration Industry, East Africa, Comparison of Key Fiscal Terms of Select Countries, 2012 128
Table 32: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, East Africa, Major Companies Operating in Key Emerging E&P Markets, 2012 130
List of Figures1.2 List of Figures
Figure 1: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, Gulf of Mexico, New Deepwater Drilling Permits Issued for the Gulf of Mexico, 2009–September 2012 15
Figure 2: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, Gulf of Mexico, Blocks and Active Leases by Planning Areas, 2012 17
Figure 3: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, Gulf of Mexico, Number of Oil and Gas Discoveries, 2004–2012 September 18
Figure 4: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, Gulf of Mexico, Share of Deepwater Crude Oil Production in the Gulf of Mexico's Total Production* (mmbbl and %), 2001–2011 20
Figure 5: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, Gulf of Mexico, Share of Deepwater Natural Gas Production in the Gulf of Mexico's Total Natural Gas Production* (%), 2001–2011 21
Figure 6: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, Gulf of Mexico, Gross Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production in the Deepwater Gulf of Mexico* (mmboe), 2011–2020 23
Figure 7: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, Gulf of Mexico, Comparison Between Deals Value and Number of Deals (US$MM), 2004– September 2012 24
Figure 8: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Number of Exploration Blocks Participated in by Major Companies, 2011 25
Figure 9: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, Deepwater Gulf of Mexico, Top 10 Gross Crude Oil and Natural Gas Producers, 2011 26
Figure 10: Oil Shale Industry, The US, Locations of Major Oil Shale Deposits, 2011 27
Figure 11: Unconventional Oil Industry, The US, Locations of the Shale Plays, 2011 28
Figure 12: Bakken Shale, Historical and Forecast Production, The US (mmboe), 2004–2020 29
Figure 13: Bakken Shale, North Dakota, Top 15 Companies by Production (mmboe), 2011 31
Figure 14: Eagle Ford Shale, Historic and Forecast Production (mmboe), 2004–2020 32
Figure 15: Eagle Ford Shale, Top 20 Companies by Production (mmboe), 2011 33
Figure 16: Granite Wash Play, Historic and Forecast Production (mmboe), 2004–2020 34
Figure 17: Granite Wash, Major Companies by Acreage (Net Acres), 2012* 35
Figure 18: Granite Wash Play, Top 10 Companies by Gross Production (mmboe), 2011* 36
Figure 19: Niobrara Shale, Expected Gross Production (mmboe), 2007–2020 37
Figure 20: Niobrara Shale, Top Companies by Acreage (Net Acres), 2012* 38
Figure 21: Colorado, Niobrara Shale, Major Companies by Gross Production (mmboe), 2011* 39
Figure 22: Oil Sands Industry, Canada, Location of Oil Sands Deposits, 2012 43
Figure 23: Oil Sands Industry, Canada, Production of Bitumen and Synthetic Crude (mmbbl), 2006–2011 46
Figure 24: Oil Sands Industry, Canada, Bitumen and Synthetic Crude Production from Oil Sands in Canada by Recovery Method (mmbbl), 2006–2011 48
Figure 25: Oil Sands Industry, Canada, Expected Production of Bitumen and Synthetic Crude (mmbbl), 2011–2020 51
Figure 26: Oil Sands Industry, Canada, Expected Heavy Oil Upgraders Capacity (mmbbl), 2011–2020 52
Figure 27: Oil Sands Industry, Canada, Comparison of Deals Value and Number of Deals (US$bn), 2010–November 2012 53
Figure 28: Offshore and Subsalt Discoveries, Brazil's Subsalt Plays, 2011 57
Figure 29: Oil and Gas Industry, Brazil, Discoveries by Offshore Subsalt Basins (%), 2004–2012 61
Figure 30: Oil and Gas Industry, Global, Discoveries by Top Countries, 2012 (Until October) 62
Figure 31: Oil and Gas Discoveries By Top Basins, Global, 2012 (Until October) 63
Figure 32: Offshore and Subsalt Industry, Brazil, Competitive Landscape, October 2012 66
Figure 33: Extra-heavy Crude Oil Industry, Venezuela, Extra-heavy Crude Oil Blocks, Orinoco Heavy Crude Oil Belt, 2012 71
Figure 34: Extra Heavy Crude Oil Industry, Venezuela, Extra-heavy Crude Oil Production (mmbbls), 2007–2011 75
Figure 35: Oil and Gas Industry, Colombia, Exploratory Wells Drilled and Technical Success Rate (%), 2002–2011 80
Figure 36: Exploration and Production Sector, Colombia, Value and Number of M&A and Asset Transactions (US$MM), 2007–September 2012 81
Figure 37: Oil and Gas Exploration Market, Global, Top Countries by Oil and Gas Discoveries, 2007–November 2012 83
Figure 38: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Colombia, Major Companies by Oil and Gas Production (mmboe), 2011 87
Figure 39: Western Europe, Major Shale Gas Basins, Location Map, 2011 94
Figure 40: Eastern Europe, Major Shale Gas Basins, Location Map, 2011 95
Figure 41: The Arctic Sea, Distribution of Undiscovered Oil and Natural Gas Resources, 2012 101
Figure 42: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, West Africa, Offshore Oil and Gas Discoveries By Country, 2009–September 2012 110
Figure 43: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, West Africa, Share of Offshore Production in Total Oil and Gas Production* (%), 2001–2011 112
Figure 44: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, West Africa, Offshore Oil and Gas Production Share (%) Compared to Growth (%) of Top Five Countries, 2001–2011 113
Figure 45: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, West Africa*, Forecast Production of Oil and Natural Gas from Offshore Fields (mmboe), 2011–2020 114
Figure 46: Oil and Gas Exploration Industry, West Africa and Brazil, Similarities Between Pre-salt Geologies of Deep Offshore West Africa and Deep Offshore Brazil, 2012 115
Figure 47: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, West Africa, Location of Gulf of Guinea, 2012 117
Figure 48: Floating Production Storage and Offloading Industry, West Africa, Floating Production Storage and Offloading Crude Oil and Natural Gas Production Capacity of the Top Three Countries (mmboe), 2011 118
Figure 49: Oil and Gas Exploration and Production Industry, West Africa, Top 10 Equity Stake Holders in Offshore Active Exploration Blocks of West Africa, 2011 122
Figure 50: Oil and Gas Production Industry, West Africa, Top 10 Offshore Oil and Natural Gas Producers in West Africa* (mmboe), 2011 123
Figure 51: Oil and Gas Exploration Industry, East Africa, Number of Sedimentary Basins by Key Country, 2012 124
Figure 52: Oil and Gas Exploration Industry, East Africa, Number of Active and Planned Exploration Blocks by Key Countries, 2012 126
Figure 53: Oil and Gas Exploration Industry, East Africa, Oil and Gas Discoveries by Country, 2010–2012 (Until September) 127
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Discussions of cloud computing have evolved in recent years from a focus on specific types of cloud, to a world of hybrid cloud, and to a world dominated by the APIs that make today's multi-cloud environments and hybrid clouds possible. In this Power Panel at 17th Cloud Expo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists addressed the importance of customers being able to use the specific technologies they need, through environments and ecosystems that expose their APIs to make true change and transformation possible.
Nov. 30, 2015 08:00 AM EST Reads: 566
Too often with compelling new technologies market participants become overly enamored with that attractiveness of the technology and neglect underlying business drivers. This tendency, what some call the “newest shiny object syndrome” is understandable given that virtually all of us are heavily engaged in technology. But it is also mistaken. Without concrete business cases driving its deployment, IoT, like many other technologies before it, will fade into obscurity.
Nov. 30, 2015 07:00 AM EST Reads: 384
Microservices are a very exciting architectural approach that many organizations are looking to as a way to accelerate innovation. Microservices promise to allow teams to move away from monolithic "ball of mud" systems, but the reality is that, in the vast majority of organizations, different projects and technologies will continue to be developed at different speeds. How to handle the dependencies between these disparate systems with different iteration cycles? Consider the "canoncial problem" in this scenario: microservice A (releases daily) depends on a couple of additions to backend B (re...
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Container technology is shaping the future of DevOps and it’s also changing the way organizations think about application development. With the rise of mobile applications in the enterprise, businesses are abandoning year-long development cycles and embracing technologies that enable rapid development and continuous deployment of apps. In his session at DevOps Summit, Kurt Collins, Developer Evangelist at Built.io, examined how Docker has evolved into a highly effective tool for application delivery by allowing increasingly popular Mobile Backend-as-a-Service (mBaaS) platforms to quickly crea...
Nov. 30, 2015 06:00 AM EST Reads: 389
The Internet of Things is clearly many things: data collection and analytics, wearables, Smart Grids and Smart Cities, the Industrial Internet, and more. Cool platforms like Arduino, Raspberry Pi, Intel's Galileo and Edison, and a diverse world of sensors are making the IoT a great toy box for developers in all these areas. In this Power Panel at @ThingsExpo, moderated by Conference Chair Roger Strukhoff, panelists discussed what things are the most important, which will have the most profound effect on the world, and what should we expect to see over the next couple of years.
Nov. 30, 2015 05:30 AM EST Reads: 496
Growth hacking is common for startups to make unheard-of progress in building their business. Career Hacks can help Geek Girls and those who support them (yes, that's you too, Dad!) to excel in this typically male-dominated world. Get ready to learn the facts: Is there a bias against women in the tech / developer communities? Why are women 50% of the workforce, but hold only 24% of the STEM or IT positions? Some beginnings of what to do about it! In her Day 2 Keynote at 17th Cloud Expo, Sandy Carter, IBM General Manager Cloud Ecosystem and Developers, and a Social Business Evangelist, wil...
Nov. 30, 2015 04:00 AM EST Reads: 609
PubNub has announced the release of BLOCKS, a set of customizable microservices that give developers a simple way to add code and deploy features for realtime apps.PubNub BLOCKS executes business logic directly on the data streaming through PubNub’s network without splitting it off to an intermediary server controlled by the customer. This revolutionary approach streamlines app development, reduces endpoint-to-endpoint latency, and allows apps to better leverage the enormous scalability of PubNub’s Data Stream Network.
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