Talk #14, 12/8/04

Oil Industry Operations

Davoud Nassiri

The idea was to present the reasoning behind the apparent diminishing oil reserves of the world and growing reserve figures as reported by the industry. In order to demonstrate the reasons behind such a dichotomy, the presentation introduced some of the critical aspects of exploration for the fossil fuel reservoirs, reservoir engineering concepts and progressing methods of discovery and control of the reservoirs during production.

A very brief attention was given to the secondary methods of recovery after the primary methods have ceased to remain efficient.

A certain amount of statistical information was presented in the form of plots and charts.