Oil and Gas Forecasting: Reflections of a Petroleum Geologist

Hardcover | April 30, 1999

byLawrence J. Drew

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Examines the difficulties encountered in integrating geoscience, economics, and statistics, while stressing the value of critically examining raw data before formulating theories or building models.

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Examines the difficulties encountered in integrating geoscience, economics, and statistics, while stressing the value of critically examining raw data before formulating theories or building models.

Lawrence J. Drew is at US Geological Survey, Reston, Virginia.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:264 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.98 inPublished:April 30, 1999Publisher:Oxford University Press

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ISBN - 10:0195061705

ISBN - 13:9780195061703

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Table of Contents

1. Reflections of a Petroleum Geologist2. The Oil Company Research Laboratory3. The U.S. Geological Survey4. The Exploration Play5. The Economists6. Discovery Rate Forecasting, Part 1: The Permian Basin7. Discovery Rate Forecasting, Part 2: The Gulf of Mexico Offshore8. The Parent Population of Oil and Gas Fields Is Log-Geometric9. Exhaustion of the Resource Base and the Future Supply of Oil and Gas10. Quantitative Mineral-Resource AssessmentEpilogueReferencesIndex

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"This book is philosophical, the least to describe it; anyone who wants to understand what it is about should read chapter 1 at least twice. The reflections given by the author are at the same time philosophical and scientific. As the title correctly implies, it is the reflection of a personwho got involved in oil and gas forecasting. Looking at oil and gas forecasting in such a unique mathematical way is interesting; however, the book would be interesting and stimulating to any geologist involved in the oil and gas industry."--AAPG Bulletin