This research was conducted within the Bureau of Economic
Geology in the Jackson School of Geosciences at the University of Texas at Austin. The research team consisted of
the authors as well as Likeleli Seitlheko and Katie Smye. We
thank IHS and DrillingInfo for access to their databases. We
also thank members of the US Energy Information Administration’s Office of Petroleum, Natural Gas & Biofuels Analysis for thoughtful reviews of the manuscript.
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Scott W. Tinker ( email@example.com) is the director
of the Bureau of Economic Geology at the University of Texas
at Austin, the State Geologist of Texas, and holds the Allday
Endowed Chair and is acting Associate Dean of Research in the
Jackson School of Geosciences at the university. He spent 17
years in the oil and gas industry before joining UT in 2000. He
is past president of American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Association of American State Geologists, and Gulf Coast
Association of Geological Societies. He is a Geological Society