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Hubbert's Peak : Impending World Oil Shortage

Hubbert's Peak : Impending World Oil Shortage - 01 edition

Hubbert's Peak : Impending World Oil Shortage - 01 edition

ISBN13: 9781400809127

ISBN10: 1400809126

Hubbert
Edition: 01
Copyright: 2001
Publisher: California-Princeton Fulfillment Services
Published: 2001
International: No
Hubbert

ISBN13: 9781400809127

ISBN10: 1400809126

Edition: 01
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Summary

Geophysicist M. King Hubbert predicted in 1956 that U.S. oil production would reach its highest level in the early 1970s. Though roundly criticized by oil experts and economists, Hubbert's prediction came true in 1970.

In this revised and updated edition reflecting the latest information on the world supply of oil, Kenneth Deffeyes uses Hubbert's methods to find that world oil production will peak in this decade--and there isn't anything we can do to stop it. While long-term solutions exist in the form of conservation and alternative energy sources, they probably cannot--and almost certainly will not--be enacted in time to evade a short-term catastrophe.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Chapter 1 Overview
Chapter 2 The Origin of Oil
Chapter 3 Oil Reservoirs and Oil Traps
Chapter 4 Finding It
Chapter 5 Drilling Methods
Chapter 6 Size and Discoverability of Oil Fields
Chapter 7 Hubbert Revisited
Chapter 8 Rate Plots
Chapter 9 The Future of Fossil Fuels
Chapter 10 Alternative Energy Sources
Chapter 11 A New Outlook
Notes
Index