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We recently ran across a video from BP that shared a number of interesting facts about America’s energy future. Due to technology improvements like hydraulic fracturing and the addition of oil and gas software, the US has experienced huge booms in production, particularly when it comes to shale gas. As a result:

  • 99% of America’s energy is now supplied domestically, up from 70% in 2005
  • America will be responsible for 64% of the world’s production of tight oil in 2030

Oil and gas production increases

I also was interested in a few of their facts related to improvements in efficiency that are resulting in a decreased environmental footprint:

  • Despite economic growth of 56% our share of global energy use will drop by 14%
  • We are using less fossil fuels as our energy habits evolve. Fossil fuels accounted for 85% of our total energy use in 2011, compared to 78% of total energy use in 2030

For more on how oil and gas companies can use software and data to improve production, check out our post on Lean concepts. Or find out how energy companies are using software to manage environmental compliance


Nate Richards
Nate has over 18 years of software engineering and consulting experience. He founded Entrance in 2003. Nate is the past President of the Board of LifeHouse Houston, a Christ-centered maternity home ministry, and is past Executive committee member and Treasurer of Houston Achievement Place, a foster care and social skills training non-profit organization.
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