The authors of this book assess the prospects for production of oil and gas from U.S. domestic reserves and resources to the year 2000, using different scenarios with varying assumptions about numbers of new discoveries, size of fields, and rates of recovery. Oil production, claim the authors, will decline by at least 17 percent by the end of the c
Table of Contents
Westview Special Studies -- Foreword -- Terms Employed and Sources of Information -- Oil Production to the Year 2000 -- The Present Status of Domestic Crude Oil and Crude Oil Production Prospects -- A Disaggregated Crude Oil Production Scenario -- Natural Gas Production to the Year 2000 -- Conventional Natural Gas Production in the Lower 48 States to the Year 2000 -- Regional Geologic Analysis and Gas Production Scenario -- Cost Analysis of Nonassociated Gas Production in the Lower 48 States -- Conclusions -- Further Observations -- Regional Cost Analysis -- Natural Gas Markets
"Joseph P. Riva, Jr. is a geologist and specialist in earth sciences at the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress. He is the author of World Petroleum Resources and Reserves (Westview, 1982). John J. Schanz, Jr. is a minerals economist and senior specialist in resource economics and policy at the CRS John G. Ellis is research assistant with a specialty in economics and foreign trade."