Industrialized Cyclist Notepad


Just a quick reminder
November 20, 2011, 21:57
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First sentence of the abstract of an article by Gagnon, Hall, Brinker, 1999. Raises spectre of badly declining EROI.

Article added to ENERGY AND TRANSPORT PAGE.

Just a quick reminder … if your barrels require more and more energy to produce, you will need more and more barrels to maintain the same level of net energy.



Saudi production down, rig count up
November 20, 2011, 15:55
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That’s not an encouraging sign for the “all is well” team. We might expect some lag-time, however. Look at the graph. From 2005-7 the rig count shoots up as production falls. Then production shoots up while the rig count plateaus.

Graph from Stuart Staniford’s blog.