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World Assessment

  • C. J. Campbell
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Part of the The GeoJournal Library book series (GEJL, volume 19)

Abstract

There are many textbooks on petroleum geology, which explain the complex processes that are responsible for the generation and entrapment of petroleum: one of the best is “Petroleum Geology” by F.K.North. It will therefore be sufficient here to touch on only a few aspects of petroleum geology to set the scene for the debate on the state of the World’s reserves. We must remember that oil is a natural resource, whose occurrence, distribution, and eventual production, are subject to geological constraints. Each discovery depends on a unique combination of geological circumstances.

Keywords

Middle East Petroleum Geology Neutral Zone Depletion Rate Cumulative Production 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. J. Campbell
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  1. 1.Milhac, GourdonFrance

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