By 2015, the United States takes first place for the extraction of gas, replacing Russia, and already in 2017 the United States plans to overtake Saudi Arabia and the Russian Federation on oil production and become a world leader in this field. Five years ago, one could not have imagined that this is possible.
One factor that can provide such a result was the increase in oil production. And first of all it is due to the development of oil shale deposits in the Bakken formation in North Dakota. Here and went Reuters correspondent Jim Urquhart.
Today, oil is one of the most important minerals for mankind. It is found along with gaseous hydrocarbons at depths of tens of meters to 5-6 km.
Drilling Rig in North Dakota, 19 October 2012.
Oil is a nonrenewable resource. It is estimated that at the current rate of oil consumption will last for 110 years.
Drilling rigs and systems of support greatly changing landscapes, adding his' adaptability ».
Experts say that the reserves of shale oil in the United States is five times greater than the reserves of Saudi Arabia.
Already in 2017 the US plans to overtake Saudi Arabia and Russia in oil production and become a world leader in this field. Most recently, one could not have imagined that this is possible. However, as will look.