Natural Resources >> Analyst Interviews >> January 16, 2015
TWST: Do you think that technology will save the day for U.S. oil shale output, and if so, how?
John P. Herrlin Jr., Analyst at Societe Generale Corporate & Investment Banking, was hired to head the oil and gas equity research in the U.S., where he covers U.S. integrated energy companies as well as North American independents. Mr. Herrlin joins the bank from Alpha One Capital Partners. Prior to that he spent 14 years at Merrill Lynch as an oil and gas analyst, where he followed U.S. and Canadian E&Ps since 1999, and U.S. integrated energy companies since 2004. Mr. Herrlin was Institutional Investor's top-ranked oil and gas analyst for six years while at Merrill Lynch and was rated since 1994 in the E&P category. He has also covered the oil and gas industry at Lehman Brothers and Smith Barney. Mr. Herrlin has an undergraduate degree in geology from the University of Montana, conducted graduate studies in geology from the University of Montana and Colorado School of Mines, and earned an MBA in finance and energy management from the University of Denver. Profile
Mr. Herrlin: The long and the short answer is no and yes. Shales are essentially