Oil well production has doubled every two years due to advances in hydraulic fracturing.
The use of real-time analytics and data-sharing has been a growing part of the energy sector for the past few years, with technology playing an even larger role in the day-to-day drilling activities of many exploration companies.
Global oil prices have largely bottomed out in recent weeks, no longer drastically free falling week to week, but still holding steady around the $50 per barrel mark.
While downstream oil companies haven’t felt the immediate burden of low oil prices, their upstream counterparts are having a harder time dealing with the lack of profitability.
Oil and gas looks poised to remain strong in the new year, despite uncertainty in the global marketplace and skepticism regarding the decisions of some of the industry’s largest players.
A new report from ExxonMobil Corporation indicated global energy demand will be greatly impacted by expanding populations and growth in the middle class.
The fracking boom of the last decade has not only increased production levels of American energy resources, but has also majorly impacted global energy prices.