Helping America Navigate a New Energy Reality

David Strahan, author of The Last Oil Shock

By on 28 Feb 2011 in quotes

“Jeremy Gilbert, BP‘s former chief petroleum engineer, is deeply skeptical of Saudi Arabia‘s ability to deliver much more oil in the short term, stressing the length of time it would take to bring mothballed fields and equipment back on stream. “You can‘t operate wells at half the potential off-take one day and then double it the next – it‘s just not physically possible. I have grave doubts about the numbers that are talked about as spare capacity.'”

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