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Twilight in the Desert The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy

ISBN-10: 0471790184
ISBN-13: 9780471790181
Edition: 2005
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Description: Twilight in the Desert reveals a Saudi oil and production industry that could soon approach a serious, irreversible decline. In this exhaustively researched book, veteran oil industry analyst Matthew Simmons draws on his three-plus decades of  More...

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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 6/5/2006
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 464
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 1.254
Language: English

Twilight in the Desert reveals a Saudi oil and production industry that could soon approach a serious, irreversible decline. In this exhaustively researched book, veteran oil industry analyst Matthew Simmons draws on his three-plus decades of insider experience and more than 200 independently produced reports about Saudi petroleum resources and production operations. He uncovers a story about Saudi Arabia's troubled oil industry, not to mention its political and societal instability, which differs sharply from the globally accepted Saudi version. It's a story that is provocative and disturbing, based on undeniable facts, but until now never told in its entirety. Twilight in the Desert answers all readers' questions about Saudi oil and production industries with keen examination instead of unsubstantiated posturing, and takes its place as one of the most important books of this still-young century.

Dedication
Acknowledgements
Preface
From Bedouin To Bourgeoisie
The Birth of a Nation: A Century of Extraordinary Change and Economic Challenges
The History of Major Saudi Arabian Oil Discoveries
Saudi Arabia's Road To Oil Market Dominance
The Veil of Secrecy Over Saudi Oil Reserves & Production
The End Of The Saudi Oil Bounty
Saudi Aramco: A Company that Produces More Oil than Any Country
Oil Is Not Just Another Commodity: A Primer on the Science of Producing Oil and Gas
A Field-By-Field Assessment Of 12 Saudi Oilfields
Giants At The Tipping Point - An Assessment of 12 Saudi Oilfields
The Second-Tier Oilfields: Abqaiq, Safaniya, and Berri
The Best of the Rest: The Lower-Production Oilfields
Coming Up Empty in New Exploration
Turning to Natural Gas
Twilight In The Desert
Saudi Oil Reserves Claims in Doubt
Facing the Inevitable: The Dimming Future of Saudi Arabia's Oil Industry
Reading Between the Lines of the Latest News from Saudi Aramco: All Is Not Well in the Oilfields of Saudi Arabia
Entering the Realm of "Fuzzy Logic" to Manage the Future of Saudi Oil
Conclusion: In Search of Crisper Answers to Saudi Arabia's Confident Claims.Aftermath [jfg1]
Methodology: Obtaining Accurate and Reliable Information on Saudi Oil Fields from the Society of Petroleum Engineers
Technical Graphs and Tables
Recently released 1974 U.S. Senate hearings
Sources
Bibliographical
References [jfg2]
Index

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