Economic Risk in Hydrocarbon Exploration by Ian Lerche

Economic Risk in Hydrocarbon Exploration

byIan Lerche, John A. MackayEditorIan Lerche

Hardcover | December 30, 1998

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Economic Risk in Hydrocarbon Explorationprovides a total framework for assessing the uncertainties associated with exploration risk from beginning to end. Numerous examples with accompanying microcomputer algorithms illustrate how to quantitatively approach economic risk. The text compares detailed assumptions and models of economic risk, and presents numerical examples throughout to facilitate hands-on calculations using popular spread-sheet packages on personal computers.

  • Covers economic risk from exploration through production models
  • Brings methods to a level where all can be done on a PC
  • Analyzes numerical examples from the real world
  • Removes "mystery" from how economics is done
  • Addresses assumptions in models and shows how they influence projections

About The Author

C. Ian Lerche is the author of more than 500 papers and has received numerous awards, including the Levorsen Award of the AAPG, the Nordic Professorship inPetroleum Geology, and the French Academie des Sciences Professorship in Geology. He has been a professor of geology in the Department of Geological Sciences at the University of Sou...
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Title:Economic Risk in Hydrocarbon ExplorationFormat:HardcoverDimensions:404 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.98 inPublished:December 30, 1998Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0124441653

ISBN - 13:9780124441651

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Preface. Introduction. Risk Adjusted Value (RAV) and Working Interest. Uncertainty and Probability Estimates for Risk Adjusted Values and Working Interest. Portfolio Balancing and Risk Adjusted Values Under Constrained Budget Conditions. Similarity, Dependence and Correlation for Risk Adjusted Values and Working Interest. Modifications to Risk Aversion in High Gain Situations. Corporate Funding Requests, Fixed Budgets, and Cost Balancing. Maximizing Oil Field Profit in the Face of Uncertainty. The Value of Added Information: Categories of Worth. Counting Successes, and Bidding Statistics Analyses. Economic Model Uncertainties. Bayesian Updating of an Opportunity. Options in Exploration Risk Analysis. Appendix A: Numerical Methods and Spread Sheets. Epilogue: Summary. References.