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Introduction to Oil and Gas

Chapter 1:

The purpose of this book is to help potential investors understand the fundamentals of oil and gas drilling and production. Its scope includes: the geology of oil and gas deposits, exploration technology, drilling and completing wells, leasing rights, and evaluating the return before investing. In short, this book provides the necessary background information to help you make an informed decision before investing in an oil and gas project.

Energy is not an option. Fossil fuels supply over 86% of the world's energy. An abundant supply of oil and natural gas remains vital in helping us and the industrialized countries of the world maintain and establish a way of life.

Chart courtesy of Earth Science World and Exxon-Mobil

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