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Table of Contents Dedication Acknowledgements Preface PART I: FROM BEDOUIN TO BOURGEOISIE Chapter 1: The Birth of a Nation: A Century of Extraordinary Change and Economic Challenges Chapter 2: The History of Major Saudi Arabian Oil Discoveries Chapter 3: Saudi Arabia's Road To Oil Market Dominance Chapter 4: The Veil of Secrecy Over Saudi Oil Reserves & Production PART II: THE END OF THE SAUDI OIL BOUNTY Chapter 5: Saudi Aramco: A Company that Produces More Oil than Any Country Chapter 6: Oil Is Not Just Another Commodity: A Primer on the Science of Producing Oil and Gas PART III: A FIELD-BY-FIELD ASSESSMENT OF 12 SAUDI OILFIELDS Chapter 7: Giants At The Tipping Point - An Assessment of 12 Saudi Oilfields Chapter 8: The Second-Tier Oilfields: Abqaiq, Safaniya, and Berri Chapter 9: The Best of the Rest: The Lower-Production Oilfields Chapter 10: Coming Up Empty in New Exploration Chapter 11: Turning to Natural Gas PART IV: TWILIGHT IN THE DESERT Chapter 12: Saudi Oil Reserves Claims in Doubt Chapter 13: Facing the Inevitable: The Dimming Future of Saudi Arabia's Oil Industry Chapter 14: Reading Between the Lines of the Latest News from Saudi Aramco: All Is Not Well in the Oilfields of Saudi Arabia Chapter 15: Entering the Realm of "Fuzzy Logic" to Manage the Future of Saudi Oil Chapter 16: Conclusion: In Search of Crisper Answers to Saudi Arabia's Confident Claims Aftermath[jfg1] Appendix A: Methodology: Obtaining Accurate and Reliable Information on Saudi Oil Fields from the Society of Petroleum Engineers Appendix B: Technical Graphs and Tables Appendix C: Recently released 1974 U.S. Senate hearings Endnotes: Sources Bibliographical References[jfg2] Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
Petroleum industry and trade -- Saudi Arabia.
Petroleum industry and trade -- Saudi Arabia -- Forecasting.
Petroleum reserves -- Saudi Arabia.