Since the huge success of the US Shale Oil and Gas industry, many countries around the world are trying to tap into their local shale basins to reproduce the US experience. According to some estimates, the world may have 6,622 trillion cubic feet of shale gas reserves. If tapped, shale reserves have the potential to transform international energy industry.
Platts new Global Prospective Shale Plays, 2014 edition wall map presents the primary shale basins throughout the world. It lists the geological characteristics of the shale basins, shale resources by country by type (tight liquids plays, shale oil plays, and shale gas plays), and their prospectivity.