Of World Oil Production:
Impacts, Mitigation, & Risk Management*
Hirsch, SAIC, Project Leader
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Table Of Contents
II. Peaking Of World Oil Production
III. Why Transition Will Be Time Consuming
IV. Lessons From Past Experience
V. Learning From Natural Gas
VI. Mitigation Options & Issues
B. Improved Oil Recovery
C. Heavy Oil and Oil Sands
E. Liquids from U.S Domestic Sources
F. Fuel Switching to Electricity
G. Other Fuel Switching
I. Factors That Can Cause Delay
VII. A World Problem
VIII. Three Scenarios
IX. Market Signals As Peaking Is
X. Wild Cards
XI. Summary And Concluding Remarks
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* United States Department of Energy, National
Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL).
Study by Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC).
Hirsch, R.L., Bezdek, R.H, Wendling, R.M. Peaking of World Oil Production:
Impacts, Mitigation and Risk Management. DOE NETL. February 2005.
Robert L. Hirsch, project leader <RLHirsch@comcast.net>.