Category Archives: Tad Patzek

Patzek 2016: Is U.S. Shale Oil Production Peaking?

Tad Patzek.  March 16, 2016 Is U.S. Shale Oil & Gas Production Peaking? Part II: Oil Production.  patzek-lifeitself.blogspot.com In Part I of this post, I discussed production of gas from the four largest shale plays in the U.S. Ordered by … Continue reading

Posted in How Much Left, Oil & Gas Fracked, Peak Oil, Tad Patzek | Tagged , , , | Comments Off on Patzek 2016: Is U.S. Shale Oil Production Peaking?

Patzek 2016: Is “fracked” shale natural gas production peaking?

Patzek, Tad. March 11, 2016. Is U.S. Shale Oil & Gas Production Peaking? Part I: Gas Production. Patzek-lifeitself.blogspot.com Part I of this post shows my calculations of ultimate gas recovery from the Barnett, Fayetteville, Haynesville and Marcellus shales.  They might … Continue reading

Posted in Natural Gas, Oil & Gas Fracked, Peak Natural Gas, Tad Patzek | Comments Off on Patzek 2016: Is “fracked” shale natural gas production peaking?

Patzek: CTL coal-to-liquids from FT Synthesis is NOT likely to happen

This is a liquid fuel crisis – diesel to be exact – to keep tractors, trucks, trains, and ships moving. There’s not enough coal or water to make even a small percent of the FT-CTL diesel fuel we need from … Continue reading

Posted in Coal to Liquids (CTL), Tad Patzek | Tagged , , , | 2 Comments

Tad Patzek: Our complex civilization will cease to exist 20-30 years from now

Tad Patzek. 9 July 2012. What to do? Without the high energy density, fungible fuels flowing at high rates through our complex civilization, our society will cease to exist within 20-30 years from today. A Public Agenda survey in 2009 … Continue reading

Posted in Scientists, Tad Patzek | Comments Off on Tad Patzek: Our complex civilization will cease to exist 20-30 years from now

World oil supply debate between former Shell Oil president and Professor Patzek

This is a paraphrase of some of what was said.  Basically Hofmeister is drill baby drill, Patzek advises taking action in your own life to live more simply, because that’s how it will be in the future regardless — investing … Continue reading

Posted in Tad Patzek | Comments Off on World oil supply debate between former Shell Oil president and Professor Patzek