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Title The first half of the age of oil [electronic resource] : an exploration of the work of Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère / Charles A.S. Hall, Carlos A. Ramírez-Pascualli.
Publication Info. New York : Springer, c2013.

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Description 1 online resource.
Series SpringerBriefs in energy.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents The First Half of the Age of Oil; About the Authors; Preface; Acknowledgments; Contents; Acronyms; Chapter 1: Introduction; Chapter 2: Oil, Money, and Our Modern Civilization; 2.1 Planet Earth; 2.2 The Evolution of Fossil Fuels; 2.3 The Evolution of Homo sapiens; 2.3.1 Civilized Humans; 2.4 Industrialization: The Rise of Homo hydrocarbonum; References; Bibliography; Chapter 3: The Nature of Petroleum; 3.1 Carbon: The Basis of Life; 3.2 Hydrocarbons: A Very Special Mix; 3.2.1 Classi fi cation of Hydrocarbons; 3.3 The Components of Petroleum; 3.3.1 Natural Gas; 3.3.2 Paraf fi ns.
3.3.3 Aromatic Hydrocarbons, Naphthenes, Resins, and Asphaltenes3.4 The Physical Properties of Petroleum; 3.4.1 Density; 3.4.2 Viscosity; 3.4.3 Solubility; References; Bibliography; Chapter 4: The Early Oil Industry; 4.1 From Antiquity to Industrial Times; 4.2 The Birth of the Oil Industry; 4.3 From the Appalachian Boom to the Large US Companies; 4.3.1 Standard Oil; 4.3.2 Texas: Spindletop and Texaco; 4.4 Beyond America: The Caspian and the Middle East; 4.4.1 The Shores of the Caspian; 4.4.2 Persia: The First Sample of the Middle East; 4.5 World War I: From Horses to Air Fighters.
4.6 The Development of the Middle EastReferences; Bibliography; Chapter 5: King Hubbert: A Pioneer of a Different Kind; 5.1 The Oil Environment from the 1950s to the 1970s; 5.1.1 Offshore Exploration; 5.2 Hubbert's Prediction; 5.2.1 Technological Change and Discovery Cycles in Hubbert's Lecture in 1956; 5.2.2 Other Expert Opinions; 5.3 Hubbert's Curve; References; Bibliography; Chapter 6: The End of Cheap Oil; 6.1 Revisiting the End of Cheap Oil; 6.2 Digging for the True Numbers; 6.3 Unproved Reserves; 6.4 Diminishing Returns; 6.5 Predicting the Inevitable; 6.6 Smoothing the Peak.
6.7 On the Downside6.8 The Methodology Used by Campbell and Laherrère in 1998; References; Bibliography; Chapter 7: What Do We Know About "Peak Oil" Today?; 7.1 Technology and Uncertainty in the Oil Industry; 7.2 Fossil Fuels Have No Apparent Substitute; 7.3 Ultimate Recoverable, Cumulative Production, and Discoveries; 7.3.1 The Use of Creaming Curves to Estimate the Global Ultimate Recovery of Oil; 7.3.2 Discoveries and Production Cycles: For Oil to Be Extracted, We Need to Discover It; 7.3.3 Production Data of Active Oil Fields; References; Bibliography.
Chapter 8: The Formation of ASPO and the Growing In fl uence of the "Peak Oil" Community8.1 The Formation of ASPO; 8.2 The Rimini Protocol; 8.2.1 The Text of the Depletion Protocol; References; Bibliography; Chapter 9: The Other Side; 9.1 Economic Assessments Inside the Oil Industry; 9.1.1 Risk; 9.1.2 Discounted Cash Flow; 9.1.3 Oil Prices and Other Considerations; 9.2 US Geological Survey; 9.2.1 Different Criteria for North America; 9.2.2 Unjusti fi ed Discovery Rates; 9.2.3 Reserve Growth; 9.3 The International Energy Agency; 9.4 IHS Cambridge Energy Research Associates; References.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. Perth, W.A. Available via World Wide Web.
Subject Petroleum industry and trade.
Gas industry.
Petroleum reserves.
Campbell, C. J. (Colin John), 1931-
Laherrère, Jean H.
Added Author Ramírez-Pascualli, Carlos A.
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Related To Print version: Hall, Charles A.S. First Half of the Age of Oil : An Exploration of the Work of Colin Campbell and Jean Laherrère Dordrecht : Springer, c2013 9781461460633
ISBN 9781461460640
OCLC # EBC1082072
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