SPECIAL REPORT: Model proposed for world conventional, unconventional gas

A long-term conventional and unconventional natural gas production model has been developed for the world.This model estimates world natural gas production to peak in 2043. World conventional natural gas production will peak in 2038, and world unconventional natural gas production peaks in 2060.World demand and supply for natural gas begin to diverge around 2030.Unconventional gas reserves cannot significantly delay the peak in natural gas production. If methane hydrate estimates continue to decline, then hydrates will have no significant impact on world natural gas production.Ultimately natural gas supplies will be adequate for the next 2 decades, but further research is needed to implem...

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