Twilight in the Desert Test | Final Test - Easy

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This test consists of 15 multiple choice questions and 5 short answer questions.

Multiple Choice Questions

1. One of the discoveries made between 2004 and 2006 is known as what type of reserve?
(a) Natural gas-only.
(b) Gas-only.
(c) Oil-only.
(d) Crude-only.

2. What kind of crisis will occur if Saudi Arabian oil production declines sharply?
(a) Global energy crisis.
(b) Global economic crisis.
(c) Global food shortage.
(d) Global transportation crisis.

3. In the 1950's natural gas was seen as a useful product for what?
(a) Keeping oil pure.
(b) Identifying problems in oil fields.
(c) Maintaining reservoir pressure.
(d) Fueling oil drills.

4. Dr. Nansen Saleri heads what type of management group?
(a) Reservoir management group.
(b) Rehabilitation management group.
(c) Cleanup management group.
(d) Reserve management group.

5. What was one of the issues addressed by the Saudi Arabian papers at the October 2003 SPE conference?
(a) Permeability.
(b) Sandstone oil fields.
(c) Oil purity.
(d) Reserve levels.

6. Hawtah Trend becomes the first oil produced outside of what?
(a) The Western Province.
(b) The Southern Province.
(c) The Eastern Province.
(d) The Northern Province.

7. Why must Saudi Arabia find and develop huge natural gas reserves, and soon?
(a) Their people depend on it.
(b) Their future role in the market depends on it.
(c) Their future development depends on it.
(d) Their economy depends on it.

8. When did Saudi Arabia begin drilling for natural gas not associated with oil?
(a) 1994.
(b) 1988.
(c) 1996.
(d) 1982.

9. Who printed in 2005 an article about Saudi Arabian oil fields facing challenges?
(a) The New York Times.
(b) Newsweek.
(c) The New Yorker.
(d) The Economist.

10. When free-flowing oil in Saudi Arabia ends, what is the only alternative to find oil?
(a) Shale and surface drilling.
(b) Cleanup efforts.
(c) Rehabilitation efforts.
(d) Secondary recovery efforts.

11. When Saudi Arabia began drilling just for natural gas, they encountered problems with sand and what?
(a) Graphite.
(b) River water.
(c) Saline water.
(d) Silicate crystals.

12. Shaybah is located near Saudi Arabia's border with what nation?
(a) United Arab Emirates.
(b) Iran.
(c) Bahrain.
(d) Egypt.

13. If Saudi Arabian production levels decline sharply, what will they affect?
(a) American oil supplies.
(b) European oil supplies.
(c) Global oil supplies.
(d) Regional oil supplies.

14. The Shaybah field is located where?
(a) The Shallow Quarter.
(b) The Exhausted Quater.
(c) The Eastern Quarter.
(d) The Empty Quarter.

15. Instead of helping to recover more oil from older fields, technology has done what?
(a) Enabled oil to be recovered without so much damage.
(b) Enabled oil to be recovered more purely.
(c) Enabled oil to be recovered from remote places.
(d) Enabled oil to be recovered more quickly.

Short Answer Questions

1. Where are some of the giant oil fields that are geographically and geologically similar to Saudi Arabian fields located?

2. When was Hawtah Trend discovered?

3. When it became clear that Saudi Arabia wasn't going to find enough natural gas to make processing it economically feasible, who did they reach out to?

4. One paper, presented by a Saudi engineer, discusses how conventional analytical techniques are not accurately interpreting data from what type of wells?

5. What position does Abdullah Jumah hold in the Saudi Arabian oil company?

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