Oxford Energy Podcast
Tricia Curtis, a research associate at OIES and founder of consultancy Petronerds, discusses the recent trends in US shale oil production, based on her recent paper for OIES. Tricia reviews the key basins for shale oil production and assesses the impact of technological developments on the productivity of new wells. She reviews the potential for continued advances across a number of drilling, completion and production activities, and discusses the breakeven oil price in the various shale plays. She also assesses the key challenges ahead for the US shale industry and outlines her thoughts on the likely production levels that can be achieved over the next 2-3 years.