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. A SPE paper says that the best approach to steadily increasing water cuts is to choke back what?
(a) A well's drilling speed.
(b) A well's rate of production.
(c) A well's drilling depth.
(d) A well's purification efforts.

2. Why is the most accurate way to determine the true potential of a reserve rarely done?
(a) Takes too much time.
(b) Too few people know how to do it.
(c) Too many steps to take.
(d) Too expensive.

3. How long after the Master Gas System was established, did it take for natural gas to be the primary fuel for creating domestic energy?
(a) A decade and a half.
(b) Two decades.
(c) Half a decade.
(d) A decade.

4. Oil in Saudi Arabia will not last ____________.
(a) Past the 22nd century.
(b) For more than a decade.
(c)
(d) Forever.

5. The information contained in the SPE papers confirms the uncertainty of Saudi Arabia's what?
(a) Current oil production.
(b) Future oil finds.
(c) Efforts to find oil.
(d) Estimated oil reserves.

6. When was Yerbin field discovered?
(a) 2001.
(b) 2000.
(c) 2002.
(d) 2003.

7. What is one of the most important uses of natural gas in Saudi Arabia today?
(a) To power the oil drills.
(b) To power desalination plants.
(c) To power remote medical clinics.
(d) To power the larger urban centers.

8. How much unexplored area is there in Saudi Arabia?
(a) None.
(b) A lot.
(c) Very little.
(d) Some.

9. Who encourages the assumption that Saudi Arabia can continue to maintain its incredible level of oil production?
(a) International engery forecasters.
(b) International drilling companies.
(c) International oil companies.
(d) International engineering companies.

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

11. Development of oil in Shaybah is what?
(a) Complex and risky.
(b) Inexpensive but labor intensive.
(c) A sure thing.
(d) Technologically dependent and expensive.

12. Where are some of the other giant oil fields in the world, besides Saudi Arabia?
(a) Japan.
(b) Germany.
(c) Sweden.
(d) Norway.

13. According to the author, where does the future of Saudi Arabian oil production lay?
(a) In the offshore drilling areas.
(b) In natural gas production.
(c) In the oil left behind.
(d) In the neutral zone.

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

15. One paper, presented by a Saudi engineer, discusses how conventional analytical techniques are not accurately interpreting data from what type of wells?
(a) Offshore wells.
(b) Surface wells.
(c) Horizontal wells.
(d) Shale wells.

Short Answer Questions

1. Between 2004 and 2006, how many oil discoveries were made?

2. What is happening to non-OPEC oil production?

3. Where was the October 2003 SPE Annual Technical Conference held?

4. Shaybah is located near Saudi Arabia's border with what nation?

5. What kind of logic describes the black and white area of interpretation?

(see the answer keys)

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