A recent report by Deloitte suggests that we have only scratched the surface of shale drilling, both in the U.S. and around the world. With foreign companies pouring tons of money into joint ventures to team up with U.S. shale producers, adoption of these new methods will catch on around the world. 

Another thing to consider is how young these new technologies and methods really are. With even top shale producers such as Continental Resources (NYSE:CLR) optimistically getting well recovery rates of 5%, there's still a lot of opportunity for this technology and methodolgy to advance. In this video, Fool.com contributors Tyler Crowe and Aimee Duffy look at some of the other reasons we haven't fully grasped the potential of shale drilling and some of the companies that could help further advance the cause.