Nick Grealy, ever the realist, bares all in talking of his battles, with a confident optimism in the triumph of good energy news over convention wisdom.
I have been so blessed in so many ways. Life is too short to be wasted on regret, but as Francis Albert Sinatra sang, I’ve had a few of those, and as I start thinking about my legacy, I’ll inevitably address the negative side of that over the next few weeks. I intend to do that filtered via a collaborator who hopefully will curb my worst impulses.
I also hope to use an academic platform and other associates to set out the case, so sadly lacking amongst the “conventional” wisdom of world gas thinking, on the other side of the bet that for some weird reason, UK and European shale will never happen. What if the conventional wisdom is wrong? To me, the story of shale has consistently been to prove almost everyone wrong. But the UK and Europe CW, for complex reasons, still insists that what was correct in 2010 still applies today. That’s quite clearly wrong. Perhaps 2018 will prove the CW wrong in Europe. Apart from anything else, this is a case for risk mitigation, a key part of due diligence that for mysterious reasons, barely exists. We’ll see. Or, you will at least.