Title: Peaking of World Oil Production: Recent Forecasts
Publication Number: DOE/NETL-2007/1263
Publication Date: 02/2007
Publication Type: Report/Publication
Contact: Chris Nichols
Program/Technology: Oil & Natural Gas
Author: Charles J. Drummond (NETL)
Robert L. Hirsch (SAIC)

The purpose of this report is to summarize forecasts for the peaking of world oil production, with emphasis on forecasts that have been publicly noted since 2005. The report includes background on peak oil and the factors that have historically made forecasting difficult. Also, the report reviews recent studies that have enhanced forecasting methodology and improved the robustness of forecast results.

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