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Resources to Reserves
Oil and Gas Technologies for the Energy Markets of the Future
IEA. Published by : OECD Publishing , Publication date:  04 Oct 2005
Pages: 128 , Language: English
Version: Print (Paperback)
ISBN: 9789264109476 , OECD Code: 612005251P1
Price:   €100 | $125 | £68 | ¥13600 | MXN1420 , Standard shipping included!
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According to IEA projections, oil demand is expected to grow by more than 50% between 2002 and 2030, while gas demand will almost double. But where will all this oil and gas come from?  There is no shortage of hydrocarbons in the ground, but quenching the world’s thirst for hydrocarbons will require tremendous technological progress to increase recovery in known reservoirs, access new reservoirs in deep offshore or remote regions, and kick start the use of “non-conventional” deposits. Technology will be the key to tapping those more difficult resources at costs that do not impair the world’s economic growth.  Based on extensive inputs from industry experts, this book presents the main challenges and some of the technologies that are being investigated to address them. It also estimates of future costs of producing the various types of resources.

Table of contents:

Executive Summary
Chapter 1. Setting the Scene
-Demand for Oil and Gas
-Resources and Reserves
-Geographical Distribution
-Oil and Gas Transport
-Structure of the Oil and Gas Industry
-Research and Development
-The Role of Technology
Chapter 2. "Conventional" Oil and Gas
-OPEC Middle East
-Other Regions
-Improved Recovery
-New Conventional Resources: Deepwater, Arctic, Deep Reservoirs
Chapter 3. Non-Conventional Oil Resources
-Heavy Oil
-Oil Sands
-Oil shales
Chapter 4. Non-Conventional Gas Resources and Methane Hydrates
-Coal Bed Methane
-Tight Gas
-Methane Hydrates
Chapter 5. Transportation
-Gas Transportation
-Oil and Gas Shipping Bottlenecks
Chapter 6. Environment and Safety
-Environmental Footprint
-CO2 and Climate Change
-Security and Safety
Chapter 7. Getting on Track
-Modeling Future Technology Trends
-Impact of Technology on Future Supply
-The Role of Governments
-Key Conclusions

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