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France Gas Markets, 2010

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GlobalData

Published Date : Apr 2010

Category :

Natural Gas

No. of Pages : 135 Pages


This profile is the essential source for top-level energy industry data and information. The report provides an overview of each of the key sub-segments of the energy industry in France. It details the market structure, regulatory environment, infrastructure and provides historical and forecasted statistics relating to the supply/demand balance for each of the key sub-segments. It also provides information relating to the natural gas assets (gas fields, pipelines, LNG terminals and underground gas storage facilities) in France. The report compares the investment environment in France with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the natural gas sector in France together with the latest news and deals are also included in the report.

Scope

  • Historic and forecast data relating to production, consumption, imports, exports and reserves are provided for each industry sub-segment for the period 1996-2020.
  • Historical and forecast data and information for all the major gas fields, (Liquified Natural Gas) LNG Terminals, pipelines and underground gas storage facilities in France for the period 2000-2013.
  • Operator and equity details for major natural gas assets in France.
  • Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the Frances energy industry.
  • Information on the top companies in the France including business description, strategic analysis, and financial information.
  • Product and brand updates, strategy changes, R&D projects, corporate expansions and contractions and regulatory changes.
  • Key mergers and acquisitions, partnerships, private equity and venture capital investments, and IPOs.
Reasons to buy

  • Gain a strong understanding of the countrys energy market. 
  • Facilitate market analysis and forecasting of future industry trends.
  • Facilitate decision making on the basis of strong historic and forecast production, reserves and capacity data. 
  • Assess your competitors major natural gas assets and their performance.
  • Analyze the latest news and financial deals in the gas sector of each country.
  • Develop strategies based on the latest operational, financial, and regulatory events. 
  • Do deals with an understanding of how competitors are financed, and the mergers and partnerships that have shaped the market.
  • Identify and analyze the strengths and weaknesses of the leading companies in the country.
Table Of Contents

1 Table Of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 7
1.2 List of Figures 9

2 France Energy Sector 10
2.1 France Energy Sector, Market Overview 10
2.2 France Energy Sector, Natural Gas 11
2.2.1 France Natural Gas, Overview 11
2.2.2 France Natural Gas, Supply and Demand Balance 11
2.2.3 France Natural Gas, Regulatory Structure 17
2.2.4 France Natural Gas, Infrastructure 18

3 France Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 20
3.1 Introduction 20
3.2 The Overall Ranking 20
3.3 Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness 21
3.3.1 Maximum Government Take Index 22
3.3.2 Maximum State Participation 23
3.4 Gas Sector Performance 23
3.4.1 Exploration Activity 25
3.4.2 Gas Production 26
3.4.3 Gas Reserves 26
3.4.4 Gas Consumption 27
3.5 Economic Performance 27
3.5.1 GDP Growth Index 29
3.5.2 FDI Confidence Index 29
3.5.3 Balance of Trade Index 29
3.6 Socio-Political Performance 30

4 France Exploration and Production Sector 32
4.1 France Exploration and Production Sector, Country Snapshot 32
4.1.1 France Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 32
4.1.2 France Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Assets Map 32
4.2 France Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production 33
4.2.1 France Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production 33
4.2.2 France Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production by Type 34
4.2.3 France Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Assets 35
4.2.4 France Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company 35
4.2.5 France Exploration and Production Gas Sector, Market Share based on Marketed Natural Gas Production 36
4.3 France Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasts 37
4.3.1 France Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasted Production 37
4.3.2 France Exploration and Production Sector, Gross Revenue Forecast 38
4.3.3 France Exploration and Production Sector, Government Take Forecast 38
4.3.4 France Exploration and Production Sector, Contractor Take Forecast 39
4.4 France Exploration And Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 39
4.4.1 France Exploration And Production Sector, Active Natural Gas Asset Details 39
4.5 France, Major Natural Gas Discoveries, 2004-2009 40
4.5.1 France, Natural Gas Discoveries by Year, 2004-2009 40
4.5.2 France, Natural Gas Discovery Details, 2004-2009 40
4.6 France Exploration and Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 40
4.6.1 Jan 19, 2010: Toreador Resources Updates On La Garenne Conventional Exploration Well 40
4.6.2 Nov 16, 2009: Toreador Spuds La Garenne Well In Paris Basin, France 41
4.6.3 Jun 18, 2009: Total To Raise Its Oil Production Before 2009 Year-End 41

5 France Pipeline Sector 42
5.1 France Pipeline Sector, Key Data 42
5.2 France Pipeline Sector, An Overview 42
5.3 France Pipeline Sector, Comparision of Key Natural Gas Pipeline Companies 42
5.4 France Pipeline Sector, Natural Gas Pipelines 44

6 France LNG Sector 46
6.1 France LNG Sector, Key Data 46
6.2 France LNG Sector, Regasification 46
6.2.1 France LNG Sector, Regasification, Total Regasification Capacity 46
6.2.2 France LNG Gas Sector, Regasification Capacity- Wise (Bcf) Market Share By Company 47
6.3 France LNG Industry, Planned Regasification, Capacity Expansions and Capex 48
6.3.1 France LNG Sector, Regasification, Asset Wise Regasification Capacity 49

7 France Undergound Gas Storage Sector 50
7.1 France Underground Gas Storage Sector, Key Data 50
7.2 France Underground Gas Storage Sector, An Overview 50
7.3 France Underground Gas Storage Sector, Capacity-Wise Market Share By Company 50
7.4 France Underground Gas Storage Industry 51
7.4.1 Underground Gas Storage Industry in France, Storage Capacity by Area, 2009 51
7.4.2 France Underground Gas Storage Sector, Storage Capacity of Active Terminals 52

8 Profile of Gaz de France 53
8.1 Gaz de France, Key Information 53
8.2 Gaz de France, Company Overview 53
8.3 Gaz de France Business Description 53
8.3.1 Business Overview 53
8.4 Gaz de France, SWOT Analysis 55
8.4.1 Overview 55
8.4.2 Gaz de France Strengths 55
8.4.3 Gaz de France Weaknesses 56
8.4.4 Gaz de France Opportunities 56
8.4.5 Gaz de France Threats 57

9 Profile of TOTAL S.A. 59
9.1 TOTAL S.A., Key Information 59
9.2 TOTAL S.A., Company Overview 59
9.3 TOTAL S.A., Business Description 59
9.3.1 Business Overview 59
9.3.2 Chemicals 60
9.3.3 Downstream 61
9.3.4 Upstream 62
9.4 TOTAL S.A., SWOT Analysis 63
9.4.1 Overview 63
9.4.2 TOTAL S.A. Strengths 64
9.4.3 TOTAL S.A. Weaknesses 65
9.4.4 TOTAL S.A. Opportunities 66
9.4.5 TOTAL S.A. Threats 67

10 Profile of Exxon Mobil Corporation 69
10.1 Exxon Mobil Corporation, Key Information 69
10.2 Exxon Mobil Corporation, Company Overview 69
10.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation, Business Description 69
10.3.1 Business Overview 69
10.3.2 Chemical 70
10.3.3 Downstream 71
10.3.4 Upstream 72
10.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation, SWOT Analysis 74
10.4.1 Overview 74
10.4.2 Exxon Mobil Corporation Strengths 75
10.4.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation Weaknesses 76
10.4.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation Opportunities 77
10.4.5 Exxon Mobil Corporation Threats 78

11 Financial Deals Landscape 80
11.1 Detailed Deal Summary 80
11.1.1 Acquisition 80
11.1.2 Private Equity 83
11.1.3 Equity Offerings 85
11.1.4 Debt Offerings 86
11.1.5 Partnerships 95
11.1.6 Asset Transactions 96

12 Recent Developments 101
12.1 License Awards 101
12.1.1 Oct 29, 2009: European Gas Wins Valenciennois Exploration Permit In Northern France 101
12.2 Strategy and Business Expansion 101
12.2.1 Jun 04, 2009: Toreador Resources Announces New Corporate Strategy 101
12.3 Financial Announcements 103
12.3.1 Feb 11, 2010: Total Reports Net Income Of EUR8.6 Billion In 2009 103
12.3.2 Nov 12, 2009: GDF Suez Reports EUR57.9 Billion Revenues In Q3 2009 103
12.3.3 Nov 05, 2009: Maurel & Prom Reports Sales Of EUR52.9 Million In Q3 2009 107
12.3.4 Nov 04, 2009: Total Reports Net Income Of EUR1.97 Billion In Q3 2009 109
12.4 Other Significant Developments 112
12.4.1 Mar 11, 2010: European Gas Updates On Folschviller 2 Appraisal Well, Lorraine Project, France 112
12.4.2 Feb 16, 2010: Sterling Resources Provides Operations Update 113
12.4.3 Feb 01, 2010: Total To Create Technical Support Center And Refining Training Center At Flandres Refinery In Dunkirk, France 115
12.4.4 Jan 19, 2010: Gas2Grid Completes Airborne Gravity Gradiometry Survey At Saint Griede, France 116
12.4.5 Jan 18, 2010: Gassco Transports 99.8 Billion Scm Of Norwegian Gas To European Terminals In 2009 117
12.4.6 Dec 21, 2009: EnCore Oil Provides 2009 Activity Update 117
12.4.7 Dec 08, 2009: Toreador Resources Updates On LGA-1D Well At Rigny le Ferron Permit In Paris Basin, France 120
12.4.8 Dec 07, 2009: GDF Suez Takes Delivery Of LNG Regasification Vessel 121
12.4.9 Nov 26, 2009: Russia To Sign MoU With France For Entry Of EDF Into South Stream Gas Pipeline Project 122
12.4.10 Nov 23, 2009: European Gas Updates On Folschviller 2 Well At Lorraine Project In Eastern France 122
12.4.11 Nov 19, 2009: Maurel & Prom Provides Operations Update 123
12.4.12 Nov 10, 2009: European Gas Resumes Testing Operations At Folschviller 2 Well In Lorraine, France 124
12.4.13 Nov 10, 2009: Non-OPEC Oil Production To Peak In 2010; IEA Says 125
12.4.14 Oct 29, 2009: Gas2Grid Provides Operations Update 127
12.5 New Contracts Announcements 129
12.5.1 Mar 01, 2010: Gazprom Signs Memorandum On Additional Gas Supplies To GDF Suez 129
12.5.2 Jan 05, 2010: Jacobs Engineering Receives EPCM Contract From Storengy To Upgrade An Underground Gas-Storage Facility In Cere-la-Ronde, France 129

13 Appendix 131
13.1 Methodology 131
13.1.1 Coverage 132
13.1.2 Secondary Research 133
13.1.3 Primary Research 133
13.1.4 Midstream Forecasts 133
13.1.5 Expert Panel Validation 133
13.2 Contact Us 134
13.3 About GlobalData 134
13.4 Disclaimer 135

List of Table


Table 1: France, Historical and Forecasted Production and Consumption of Natural Gas, 1996-2020 12
Table 2: France, Historical and Forecasted Exports and Imports of Natural Gas, 1996-2020 14
Table 3: France, Historical Reserves of Natural Gas(Bcf), 1996-2009 16
Table 4: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, March 2010 20
Table 5: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, March 2010 21
Table 6: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, March 2010 23
Table 7: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, March 2010 27
Table 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, March 2010 28
Table 9: Western Europe, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, March 2010 30
Table 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, March 2010 30
Table 11: France, Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2009 32
Table 12: France, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2002-2009 33
Table 13: France, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Type, 2002-2009 34
Table 14: France, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2002-2009 35
Table 15: France, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Company, 2002-2009 35
Table 16: France, Market Share (%) based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2002- 2009 36
Table 17: France, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), Forecast by Assets, 2010-2015 37
Table 18: France, Forecasted Assets-wise Gross Revenue(000'$), 2010-2015 38
Table 19: France, Projected Assets-wise Total Government Take(000'$), 2010-2015 38
Table 20: France, Projected Assets-wise Total Contractor Take(000'$), 2010-2015 39
Table 21: France, Active Gas Field Asset Details 39
Table 22: France, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2004-2009 40
Table 23: France, Natural Gas Discovery Details, 2004-2009 40
Table 24: France, Pipeline Key Statistics, 2009 42
Table 25: France, Natural Gas Pipelines Length, by Company (Km), 2009 42
Table 26: France, Natural Gas Pipelines, 2009 44
Table 27: France, Natural Gas Pipelines, 2009 (Contd.1) 45
Table 28: France LNG Key Statistics, 2009 46
Table 29: France, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 46
Table 30: France, Regasification Capacity, Company-wise (Bcf), 2000-2015 47
Table 31: France, Planned LNG Regasification Terminals and Capex, 2010-15 48
Table 32: Europe, Regasification Capacity in France (Bcf), 2000-2015 49
Table 33: France Underground Gas Storage Key Statistics, 2009 50
Table 34: France, Underground Gas Storage Capacity, Company-wise, 2009 50
Table 35: France, Underground Working Gas Capacity by Area (MMcf), 2009 52
Table 36: France, Active Underground Gas Storage Capacity, 2009 52
Table 37: Gaz de France, Key Facts 53
Table 38: Gaz de France, SWOT Analysis 55
Table 39: TOTAL S.A., Key Facts 59
Table 40: TOTAL S.A., SWOT Analysis 64
Table 41: Exxon Mobil Corporation, Key Facts 69
Table 42: Exxon Mobil Corporation, SWOT Analysis 74
Table 43: Entrepose Acquires Challenger Special Oil 80
Table 44: SAFE Acquires Stake In Total 81
Table 45: European Gas Acquires Gazonor 82
Table 46: Shell To Sell Eurpean LPG Business And Oil and Gas Fields In The North Sea And Nigeria 83
Table 47: European Gas Announces Private Placement Of $2.09 Million 85
Table 48: Total Completes 3.12% Senior Notes Offering For $1 Billion 86
Table 49: Etablissements Maurel Completes Private Placement Of 7.12% Convertible Bonds For $419 Million 87
Table 50: Total Completes Offering Of 3.5% Euro Bonds For $1,291.21 Million 88
Table 51: GDF Suez Completes Public Offering Of $968.84 Million 89
Table 52: GDF SUEZ Completes Private Placement Of $847.87 Million 90
Table 53: GDF SUEZ Completes Private Placement Of $1,210.42 Million 91
Table 54: GDF SUEZ Completes Private Placement Of $1,334.91 Million 92
Table 55: Total Capital Prices Debt Offerig Of $150 Million 93
Table 56: Total Prices Debt Offering Of $1,463.01 Million 94
Table 57: Vopak Forms Joint Venture With Fos Faster And Shell 95
Table 58: Elixir Petroleum To Acquire 100% Interest In Moselle Permit 96
Table 59: Total Acquires 25% Interest In The Guyane Maritime Permit 97
Table 60: Shell Acquires 33% Stake In Guyane Maritime Permit From Tullow Oil 98
Table 61: Egdon Resources Acquires UK And French Assets From EnCore Oil 99
Table 62: Roc Oil Company To Farmout 50% Equity In Belo Profond And Juan de Nova Maritime Profond Permit 100

List of Chart

List Of Figures

Figure 1: France, Energy Sector Break-Up, 2009 10
Figure 2: France, Natural Gas Production And Consumption, Billion Cubic Feet, 1996-2020 13
Figure 3: France, Natural Gas Imports And Exports, Billion Cubic Feet, 1996-2020 15
Figure 4: France, Natural Gas Reserves (Billion Cubic Feet), 1996-2009 17
Figure 5: Western Europe, Country Standings, Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness, March 2010 22
Figure 6: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, March 2010 24
Figure 7: Western Europe, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, March 2010 25
Figure 8: Western Europe, Country Standings, Exploration Blocks Awarded, March 2010 26
Figure 9: Western Europe, Country Standings, Economic Performance, March 2010 28
Figure 10: Western Europe, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, March 2010 31
Figure 11: France, Natural Gas Assets Map, 2009 32
Figure 12: France, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2002-2009 33
Figure 13: France, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Type, 2002-2009 34
Figure 14: France, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Company, 2002-2009 36
Figure 15: France, Market Share (%) based on Marketed Natural Gas Production, 2009 37
Figure 16: France, Natural Gas Pipelines Length by Company (Km), 2009 43
Figure 17: France, Total Regasification Capacity (Bcf), 2000-2015 47
Figure 18: France, Regasification Capacity, Company-wise (Bcf), 2000-2015 48
Figure 19: France, Underground Gas Storage Capacity, Company-wise, 2009 51
Figure 20: France, Underground Working Gas Capacity by Area (%), 2009 51
Figure 21: GlobalData Methodology 132

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