Oil Crisis

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multi-science publishing, 2005 - Science - 397 pages
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Why has Shell repeatedly re-stated its oil reserves? Why is oil above $50 a barrell? Why do Goldman-Sachs think its going to go over $100? Why did America invade Iraq? Why is central Asia in turmail? Because there is an OIL CRISIS.

And in his new book, Colin Campbell explains why, in a work that's accessible to both layman and professional. The grand old man of depletion studies, and currently president of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil, Colin Campbell distils a lifetime's study of oil reserves into this book. In his previous acclaimed book, the Coming Oil Crisis, he explained why a crisis was imminent. Now, in OIL CRISIS, he argues it's here, and the world is hopelessly unprepared for the consequences. Well meaning enthusiasm for renewables and high hopes about hydrogen will be seen for what they are when the wells stop pumping. It's a crisis of truly historic proportions. This is the book by the man who has the deep oil industry experience to properly unravel the issues, to illuminate for us the chamber of horrors into which we've just stumbled. To find out where you really are, read this book.
  

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Contents

INITIATION
1
CHEMISTRY SOURCE AND TRAP
29
THE PIONEERING EPOCH
51
GROWTH AND TRANSITION
83
INSIGHT AND INFORMATION
107
HOW MUCH OIL HAS BEEN FOUND
123
THE ULTIMATE AND THE UNDISCOVERED
149
FUTURE PRODUCTION CRISIS AND BEYOND
173
OIL TRADING AND OIL PRICE
243
THE EXPERIENCE OF NORWAY
259
RENEWABLE ENERGY AND RESTRAINT
293
THE WORLD BEGINS TO WAKE UP
305
WHAT IT ALL AMOUNTS TO
315
Bibliography
325
UNITS ABBREVIATIONS CONVERSION
371
Index
395

NATURAL GAS GAS LIQUIDS AND NONCONVENTIONAL OIL
209
ECONOMISTS NEVER GET IT RIGHT
227

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About the author (2005)

PhD Oxford University, majority of professional career in oil industry as an exploration geologist; as a reserves analyst has advised Governments and oil companies worldwide; interviewed on a regular basis by the world's media, as an acknowledged expert on depletion; presently President of the Association for the Study of Peak Oil, an academic group studying depletion issues and implications.

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