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Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, Third Edition

Nadine Bret-Rouzaut

309 pages
Editions Technip
The steps that lead to the production of oil and gas are diverse, complex, and costly. They are diverse because the detection of oil and gas involves input from many specialties, ranging from geology to reservoir engineering. They are complex, as shown by the development of the job of the petroleum architect, who coordinates all the operations. They are costly, as the investments for exploration and production represent more than half of all investments in the oil and gas sector. Moreover, exploration is a risky activity, both from the technical and financial viewpoint: only one well in five produces marketable oil. Meanwhile, the areas for exploration and production are spread throughout the world.
Author Bio
Nadine Bret-Rouzaut is the director of the Center for Economics and Management of the IFP School, France.