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Beyond the shale: It’s game on for waterlogged oil deposits Add to ...

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There’s life beyond shale for U.S. oil production. The revolutionary techniques used to extract crude from rock formations have already put America on track to overtake the output from Saudi Arabia by 2017. Now, an extra 16 billion barrels are potentially within reach in residual oil zones. These water-flooded wells promise to keep the domestic output momentum going.

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