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Globalshift Limited

Globalshift was incorporated in 2009 after the owners sold Energyfiles. The company was at first an energy adviser but now provides oil and gas forecasts and information about the ‘Energy Shift’ to the oil and gas industry, and other energy suppliers and users.

Globalshift is a commercial enterprise but believes in a simple tenet - the world must adapt its use of fossil fuels to a changing world. As such this website hopes to help spread our views and knowledge about future supplies of oil and gas as well as giving details of exploration and development activity within the industry.

We wish to encourage independent and realistic analysis of the future of oil and gas, unfettered by wishful thinking or dogma. And, of course, we hope that companies and individuals will purchase of our low-cost forecasts.

In particular Globalshift tries to provide comprehensive global coverage. As such, the histories and forecasts are derived from a large range of trusted sources, as well as some of the less rigorous or reliable ones. They are then sense-checked and modified where deemed appropriate and may be estimated and interpolated where data are unavailable.

Dr Michael R Smith - CEO

Michael has well over 30 years of experience working in the oil and gas industry.

He received his doctorate in geology from Oxford University in 1981 and spent the early years of his career as a consultant based in the Far East. He went on to work with a number of oil companies, firstly as a geoscientist and subsequently as an Exploration Manager.

Michael incorporated Energyfiles in 2003, turning it into a renowned source of energy data. After selling the company in 2010 he developed new ideas on energy supply and is now Chief Executive of Globalshift. He has worked on exploration and development projects in nearly every region of the world and has lived in Europe, The Middle East and Asia.

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Globalshift Limited (Company No: 7107107): The Padang, Back Lane, Chalfont St. Giles, Bucks HP8 4PB, UK

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