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Gas Market Outlook in Saudi Arabia, 2010

Published By :

GlobalData

Published Date : Sep 2010

Category :

Natural Gas

No. of Pages : 76 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 Saudi Arabia. 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 Saudi Arabia. The report compares the investment environment in Saudi Arabia with other countries in the region. The profiles of the major companies operating in the natural gas sector in Saudi Arabia 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 Saudi Arabia for the period 2000-2013.
  • Operator and equity details for major natural gas assets in Saudi Arabia.
  • Key information relating to market regulations, key energy assets and the key companies operating in the Saudi Arabias energy industry.
  • Information on the top companies in the Saudi Arabia 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 Content

1 Table Of Contents 2
1.1 List of Tables 6
1.2 List of Figures 7

2 Saudi Arabia Energy Sector 8
2.1 Saudi Arabia Energy Sector, Market Overview 8
2.2 Saudi Arabia Energy Sector, Natural Gas 9
2.2.1 Saudi Arabia Natural Gas, Overview 9
2.2.2 Saudi Arabia Natural Gas, Supply and Demand Balance 9
2.2.3 Saudi Arabia Natural Gas, Regulatory Structure 13
2.2.4 Saudi Arabia Natural Gas, Infrastructure 13

3 Saudi Arabia Gas Upstream Investment Environment Benchmarking 15
3.1 Introduction 15
3.2 The Overall Ranking 15
3.3 Upstream Fiscal Attractiveness 15
3.4 Gas Sector Performance 17
3.4.1 Exploration Activity 19
3.4.2 Gas Production 20
3.4.3 Gas Reserves 20
3.4.4 Gas Consumption 20
3.5 Economic Performance 21
3.5.1 GDP Growth Index 22
3.5.2 FDI Confidence Index 22
3.5.3 Balance of Trade Index 22
3.6 Socio-Political Performance 23
3.6.1 Democracy Index 24
3.6.2 Governance Index 24

4 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector 25
4.1 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Country Snapshot 25
4.1.1 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Key Data 25
4.1.2 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Natural Gas Assets Map 25
4.2 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production 26
4.2.1 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Total Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production 26
4.2.2 Saudi Arabia, Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas-Historical Production by Type 27
4.2.3 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Production by Assets 27
4.2.4 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company 28
4.3 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Marketed Natural Gas Forecasts 28
4.4 Saudi Arabia Exploration And Production Sector, Natural Gas Asset Details 28
4.4.1 Saudi Arabia Exploration And Production Sector, Active Natural Gas Asset Details 28
4.4.2 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Planned Natural Gas Asset Details 29
4.5 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Major Gas Discoveries 29
4.5.1 Saudi Arabia Exploration And Production Sector, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2004- 2009 29
4.5.2 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Gas Discovery Details, 2004-2009 30
4.6 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Recent Discoveries 30
4.6.1 Feb 24, 2010: Saudi Aramco Announces Gas Discovery At Jalameed-Well 3 In Saudi Arabia 30
4.7 Saudi Arabia Exploration and Production Sector, Drilling and Production Updates 30
4.7.1 Jun 22, 2010: Saudi Aramco's Moneefa Project To Pump Full Volume Only In 2024 30
4.7.2 Jun 08, 2010: Saudi Aramco Holds 260 Billion Barrels Of Oil Reserves 31
4.7.3 Apr 12, 2010: Saudi Aramco Unveils 2010 Drilling Plans 31
4.7.4 Apr 08, 2010: Saudi Aramco Pumps Over 65 Billion Barrels From Ghawar Oilfeild In Saudi Arabia 31

5 Profile of Saudi Arabian Oil Company 32
5.1 Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Key Information 32
5.2 Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Company Overview 32
5.3 Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Business Description 32
5.3.1 Business Overview 32
5.3.2 Exploration 34
5.3.3 Oil Operations 34
5.3.4 Refining and Distribution 34
5.3.5 Shipping 35
5.4 Saudi Arabian Oil Company, SWOT Analysis 35
5.4.1 Overview 35
5.4.2 Saudi Arabian Oil Company Strengths 35
5.4.3 Saudi Arabian Oil Company Weaknesses 36
5.4.4 Saudi Arabian Oil Company Opportunities 36
5.4.5 Saudi Arabian Oil Company Threats 37

6 Profile of Chevron Corporation 39
6.1 Chevron Corporation, Key Information 39
6.2 Chevron Corporation, Company Overview 39
6.3 Chevron Corporation, Business Description 39
6.3.1 Business Overview 39
6.3.2 Chemicals 40
6.3.3 Downstream 40
6.3.4 Others 42
6.3.5 Upstream Segment 43
6.4 Chevron Corporation, SWOT Analysis 45
6.4.1 Overview 45
6.4.2 Chevron Corporation Strengths 46
6.4.3 Chevron Corporation Weaknesses 46
6.4.4 Chevron Corporation Opportunities 47
6.4.5 Chevron Corporation Threats 48

7 Profile of Exxon Mobil Corporation 50
7.1 Exxon Mobil Corporation, Key Information 50
7.2 Exxon Mobil Corporation, Company Overview 50
7.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation, Business Description 50
7.3.1 Business Overview 50
7.3.2 Chemical 51
7.3.3 Downstream 52
7.3.4 Upstream 54
7.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation, SWOT Analysis 55
7.4.1 Overview 55
7.4.2 Exxon Mobil Corporation Strengths 56
7.4.3 Exxon Mobil Corporation Weaknesses 57
7.4.4 Exxon Mobil Corporation Opportunities 58
7.4.5 Exxon Mobil Corporation Threats 60

8 Recent Developments 62
8.1 Strategy and Business Expansion 62
8.1.1 May 26, 2010: Saudi Aramco Unveils 2011-15 Business Plan 62
8.1.2 Feb 03, 2010: Saudi Aramco's R&D Center Invents Instrument To Identify Oil By Using Laser 62
8.2 Other Significant Developments 64
8.2.1 Jul 04, 2010: Saudi Arabia To Halt Oil Exploration Activities 64
8.2.2 Jun 27, 2010: Saudi Aramco Completes $100 Billion Oil Expansion Plan 64
8.2.3 Jun 23, 2010: Saudi Aramco Announces Executive Appointments 65
8.2.4 Jun 16, 2010: Saudi Aramco To Complete Karan Project By 2013 67
8.2.5 May 24, 2010: Bahrain-Saudi Pipeline Plans On Track: Bahraini Official 67
8.2.6 Apr 26, 2010: Saudi Arabia Holds 4 Mbpd Of Spare Oil Production Capacity: Saudi Aramco 67
8.2.7 Apr 18, 2010: Arabs Plan $470 Billion Investment In Energy Projects 68
8.2.8 Mar 30, 2010: Saudi Arabia Plans $170 Billion Investment For Energy Projects 68
8.2.9 Mar 17, 2010: Saudi Aramco Patents Geoseismic Data Interpretation Program 69
8.2.10 Feb 15, 2010: Saudi Aramco To Inject CO2 Into Ghawar Oilfield By 2012 69
8.2.11 Jan 06, 2010: Saudi Arabia's Oil Sector GDP Down 40% In 2009 70
8.2.12 Dec 03, 2009: Saudi Aramco Expects Manifa Offshore Project To Complete By 2015 70
8.2.13 Nov 24, 2009: BGP Begins S64, S63, And S53 Seismic Surveys In Saudi Arabia 70
8.2.14 Nov 18, 2009: Saudi Aramco Announces Executive Appointments 70

9 Appendix 73
9.1 Methodology 73
9.1.1 Coverage 73
9.1.2 Secondary Research 74
9.1.3 Primary Research 74
9.1.4 Midstream Forecasts 74
9.1.5 Expert Panel Validation 75
9.2 Contact Us 76
9.3 About GlobalData 76
9.4 Disclaimer 76



List of Table


Table 1: Saudi Arabia, Historic and Forecast Production and Consumption of Natural Gas, 1996-2020 10
Table 2: Saudi Arabia, Historic Reserves of Natural Gas, 1996-2009 12
Table 3: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Overall Country Rankings, July 2010 15
Table 4: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Gas Sector Performance, July 2010 17
Table 5: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Economic Performance, July 2010 21
Table 6: Middle East, Country Standings, Economic Performance, July 2010 21
Table 7: Middle East, Investment Benchmarking, Socio-Political Performance, July 2010 23
Table 8: Middle East, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, July 2010 23
Table 9: Saudi Arabia, Natural Gas Key Statistics, 2009 25
Table 10: Saudi Arabia, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2002-2009 26
Table 11: Saudi Arabia, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Type, 2002- 2009 27
Table 12: Saudi Arabia, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), by Assets, 2002- 2009 27
Table 13: Saudi Arabia, Marketed Equity Weighted Natural Gas Production by Company (MMcf), 2002-2009 28
Table 14: Saudi Arabia, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), Forecast by Major Assets, 2010-2015 28
Table 15: Saudi Arabia, Active Gas Field Asset Details 28
Table 16: Saudi Arabia, Planned Gas Field Asset Details 29
Table 17: Saudi Arabia, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2004-2009 29
Table 18: Saudi Arabia, Gas Discovery Details, 2004-2009 30
Table 19: Saudi Arabian Oil Company, Key Facts 32
Table 20: Chevron Corporation, Key Facts 39
Table 21: Chevron Corporation, SWOT Analysis 45
Table 22: Exxon Mobil Corporation, Key Facts 50
Table 23: Exxon Mobil Corporation, SWOT Analysis 56


List of Chart


Figure 1: Saudi Arabia, Energy Sector Split By Fuel Type, 2009 8
Figure 2: Saudi Arabia, Natural Gas Production And Consumption (Billion Cubic Feet), 1996-2020 11
Figure 3: Saudi Arabia, Natural Gas Reserves (Billion Cubic Feet), 1996-2009 13
Figure 4: Middle East, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Reserves-Exploration & Production, July 2010 18
Figure 5: Middle East, Country Standings, Gas Sector Performance, by Production & Consumption, July 2010 19
Figure 6: Middle East, Country Standings, Exploration Blocks Awarded, July 2010 20
Figure 7: Middle East, Country Standings, Economic Performance, July 2010 22
Figure 8: Middle East, Country Standings, Socio-Political Performance, July 2010 24
Figure 9: Saudi Arabia, Natural Gas Assets Map, 2009 25
Figure 10: Saudi Arabia, Total Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf), 2002-2009 26
Figure 11: Saudi Arabia, Marketed Natural Gas Production (MMcf) by Type, 2002-2009 27
Figure 12: Saudi Arabia, Number of Gas Discoveries, 2004- 2009 29

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