Understanding Hubbert curve

The content of Mr. Laherrere's article (OGJ, Apr. 17, 2000, p. 63) is interesting and useful. Especially appreciated by me (an electrical engineer) are his perceptive discussions about the various oil basins of the world and the different patterns of discovery; Lower 48, Alaska, former Soviet Union (FSU), and the UK. And, happily, I learned even more by ferreting out the errors and contradictions, not to mention the challenging typo. In brief: While I agree with many of his conclusions, I strongly disagree on three key points:The claim that he is using Dr. Hubbert's method.That the 'Shaman of Lascaux' has the true knowledge of the world's oil reserves.That there is onl...

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