A podcast by the Columbia University, Center of Global Energy Policy. Bill Loveless sits down with Scott Sheffield, Chairman and Former CEO of Pioneer Natural resources, a Texas-based independent and a leader in shale development in the Permian Basin. What follows is a great discussion on oiling in the Permian Basin, and Shale production in the US and its bright future, among others;
Scott and Bill discuss the phenomenal growth in the Permian and other shale regions, capital discipline among independent producers, and the challenges they face in terms of insufficient pipeline capacity and rising costs. They also touch on U.S. energy policy, including the Trump administration’s efforts to deregulate aspects of the oil industry and efforts to expand production offshore and on federal lands.