Read Chapter 2 “Peak Oil” in Peeking at Peak Oil

Posted on May 21, 2012

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Springer has now decided to make Chapter 2 of Peeking at Peak Oil public for anyone to read. I hope you like it.

Contents
1 Introduction .. 1
2 Peak Oil .. 7
3 A World Addicted to Oil .. 17
4 The Global Oil and Gas Factory .. 23
5 The Art of Discovering an Oil fi eld .. 31
6 The Oil Industry’s Vocabulary .. 41
7 The Art of Producing (Extracting) Oil .. 53
8 The Size of the Tap: The Laws of Physics and Economics .. 65
9 The Elephants: The Giant Oil Fields .. 73
10 Unconventional Oil, NGL, and the Mitigation Wedge .. 95
11 Peak of the Oil Age .. 121
12 Oil from Deep Water: The Tail End of extraction .. 149
13 Peeking at Saudi Arabia: “Twilight in the Desert” .. 169
14 Russia and the USA: The Oil Pioneers .. 191
15 China and Peak Oil .. 205
16 Peak Transportation .. 219
17 Peak Oil and Climate Change .. 233
18 Why Military and Intelligence Agencies Are “Peeking at Peak Oil” .. 261
19 How Can We Live with Peak Oil? .. 277
20 An Inconvenient Swede .. 317
Epilogue .. 323
Index .. 327

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