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The Dark Side Of The Shale Bust

The fallout of the collapse in oil prices has a lot of side effects apart from the decline of rig counts and oil flows.

The Bakken ”Red Queen” is restrained with more credit

To get some understanding of what will drive future developments on Light Tight Oil (LTO) extraction in Bakken, it is helpful to look at individual companies.

Peak Oil in an Era of Fossil Fuel Abundance

Chris Nelder on why peak oil isn't dead.

Energy Crunch: the next five years

With a new UK government in place much sooner than expected, what do the next five years hold?

Keystone XL Traded For Arctic Drilling Rights?

When politics works properly, everyone gets something. Each side trades perceived value to get to an end result.

Revisiting the Shale Oil Hype: Technology versus Geology

Irrespective of price, geology is trumping technology in the Bakken and Eagle Ford plays.

Arthur Berman Interview: Why Today's Shale Era Is The Retirement Party For Oil Production

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.

After the Peak

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.

Tight oil boom can explain only part of drop in US oil product imports

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.

Ten Reasons Why a Severe Drop in Oil Prices is a Problem

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?

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