With political turmoil in the Middle East contributing to price volatility and production problems, many experts have questioned if this critical region can continue to supply petroleum for the global economy.
Former Saudi Aramco chief petroleum engineer Lou Powers offers insights into the major oilfields of Saudi Arabia, and whether these historic reserves can continue to deliver the petroleum that drives the global economy.
Written from the perspective of Powers' more than 50 years in the global petroleum industry, this book gives readers a window into a world few understand, yet depend upon for their everyday needs.
Introduction: The World Energy Dilemma
My career takes off
At Humble's Houston HQ
East Texas' major oil, gas fields
Return to Kingsville
East & South Texas
Saudi Arabia's major oil fields
Assessing the Saudi situation
Case studies of an independent consultant
Pricing and the new technology
From schemes to scams
A travelling man
The U.S. energy debate
America's energy plan
Epilogue family man