Oil Exploration: Basin Analysis and Economics

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Academic Press, Dec 2, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 178 pages
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This book presents quantitative procedures for assessing predictions of potential oil recovery (basin size, hydrocarbon content), and economic impact (exploration cost, production, transport, and refining). Emphasis is placed on advances made in analytical methods and improved techniques developed during the last decade.
 

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Contents

CHAPTER 1 Economics and reserves
1
CHAPTER 2 Profit measures
19
CHAPTER 3 Probability measures
35
CHAPTER 4 Risk measures
55
CHAPTER 5 Basin analysis
65
CHAPTER 6 Analysis of an exploration project
113
A Scientific evaluation
114
B Economic evaluation
124
Common depreciation methods
141
CHAPTER 7 Strategies for bids and acquisitions
143
CHAPTER 8 Management decisions
159
CHAPTER 9 Epilogue
163
References
165
Index
173
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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 South Carolina since 1984, and was associate chairman of the department 1985-1989. Between 1965-1981 he held positions of research associate, assistant professor, and associate professor at the University of Chicago. From 1981-1984 he worked as a senior scientist at Gulf Research and Development Co. He received a B.Sc. in physics in 1962 and a Ph.D. in astronomy in 1965 from the University of Manchester.

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