To separate the hype from reality on US shale oil, our podcast guest is Arthur Berman, a geological consultant with 34 years of experience in petroleum exploration and production.
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Within a couple of years, those of us who have spent most of the past two decades warning about the approaching peak may see vindication by data, if not by public opinion.
This analysis shows that only around one quarter of a drop of 1.7 mb/d since 2005/06 can be explained by the tight oil boom.
Not long ago, I wrote Ten Reasons Why High Oil Prices are a Problem. If high oil prices can be a problem, how can low oil prices also be a problem? In particular, how can the steep drop in oil prices we have recently been experiencing also be a problem?
The mainstream press has faithfully repeated every press and PR statement made by the shale producers.
A new, landmark report shows that hopes of a long-term golden era in American oil & gas production are unfounded.
Drilling Deeper: A Reality Check On U.S. Government Forecasts For a Lasting Tight Oil & Shale Gas Boom
Drilling Deeper reviews the twelve shale plays that account for 82% of the tight oil production and 88% of the shale gas production in the U.S.
Faced with the prospect of losing market share to tight oil producers in the US, OPEC has simply taken the most prudent business decision. Keep the taps open.
The world is transfixed on growing world crude production driven by US shale oil but forgets to look what is happening under this remarkable growth curve.
It turns out that the oil industry has been pulling our collective leg. The pending 96 percent reduction in estimated deep shale oil resources in California calls into question the premise of a decades-long revival in U.S. oil production and predictions of American energy independence.