Robert Hirsch – Peak Oil Knowns & Unknowns

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What defines an “oil crisis”? Will future crises resemble those of the past, or has something fundamentally changed? Other central questions addressed include:

  • What are the critical risk factors facing U.S. oil supply? How are they changing?
  • What are the economic and technology limits affecting U.S. oil supply?
  • Will the next oil crisis manifest as an acute event or a chronic condition?

Robert Hirsch
Senior Energy Advisor, Management Information Systems Inc.

Robert L. Hirsch is a former senior energy program adviser for Science Applications International Corporation and is a Senior Energy Advisor at MISI and a consultant in energy, technology, and management. Hirsch has served on numerous advisory committees related to energy development, and he is the principal author of the report “Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, and Risk Management,” which was written for the United States Department of Energy.

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