But what if the boom is just a bubble?
How Long Will the Shale Revolution Last?: Technology versus Geology and the Lifecycle of Shale Plays provides a realistic assessment of future production in the the top ten tight oil and shale gas plays in the United States. Prepared by geoscientist J. David Hughes, the report utilizes the latest available data from both industry and government sources to quantify the impact of recent technological advances. It is the newest and most extensive of Hughes’s highly regarded independent analyses of U.S. shale production.
The ten plays reviewed in this report represent 93% of U.S. shale gas and tight oil production. Analysis highlights: