Oilman Harold Hamm said Monday the oil market will recover in 2016 as supply and demand come into balance.
"We've seen tremendous growth in the market for our supply. It's up about 3 percent on an annual basis, so it's quickly correcting," the Continental Resources chairman and CEO told CNBC's "Squawk Box." "2016 will be the year for correction, and we estimate the first half."
Once market watchers see the supply and demand lines cross, prices will begin to recover, he added.
Global oil markets are estimated to be oversupplied by about 1.5 million barrels of crude a day. Commodity prices have plummeted from highs above $100 per barrel amid a rout that accelerated after OPEC decided to forgo production caps in November 2014.
Globally traded Brent crude oil fell Monday to its lowest level since July 2014, breaking below the $36.20 price level hit during the depths of the financial crisis. U.S. crude threatened to fall below $34.