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. Saudi Arabian officials are making impressive predictions about oil fields which have a history of what?
(a) Easily excessible oil and high levels of purity.
(b) Poor quality and excessive quantities.
(c) Problems and poor performance.
(d) Hard to reach oil but large quantities.

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

3. What is the most accurate way to determine the true potential of a reserve?
(a) Drill the first wells.
(b) Drill and see what happens.
(c) Drill appraisal wells.
(d) Drill and change the estimates based on production.

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

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

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

7. Many people think there is plenty of oil in Saudi Arabia but that the government limits exploration to control what?
(a) The economy.
(b) The people of Saudi Arabia.
(c) U.S. foriegn policy.
(d) The market.

8. What has been found to replace the aging heavy producing oil fields in Saudi Arabia?
(a) Nothing.
(b) New oil fields.
(c) Offshore oil fields.
(d) Natural gas fields.

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

10. The oil at Hawtah Trend is what?
(a) Low quality.
(b) High quality.
(c) Low purity.
(d) High purity.

11. The super-giant oil fields cannot be part of the alternatives because what process, currently used there, makes them useless?
(a) Multivariate drilling programs.
(b) Water injection programs.
(c) Natural gas injection programs.
(d) Purification programs.

12. Where was the October 2003 SPE Annual Technical Conference held?
(a) Colorado.
(b) Alaska.
(c) Maine.
(d) Texas.

13. By using the history of other fields around the world, the author hopes to make what point?
(a) That the end of Saudi Arabia's oil days is bad for the Saudi people.
(b) That the end of Saudi Arabia's oil days are near.
(c) That the end of Saudi Arabia's oil days means no more oil in the world.
(d) That the end of Saudi Arabia's oil days isn't the end of oil.

14. Between 2004 and 2006, how many oil discoveries were made?
(a) Six.
(b) Nine.
(c) Two.
(d) Fifteen.

15. What has happened at the other giant oil fields in the world?
(a) They have peaked, and no more oil has been recovered.
(b) They have peaked, then been brought back with new technology.
(c) They have peaked, then had sharp declines.
(d) They have peaked, and replacements have been found.

Short Answer Questions

1. Development of oil in Shaybah is what?

2. The information contained in the SPE papers confirms the uncertainty of Saudi Arabia's what?

3. The Master Gas System used the natural gas to fuel what industry?

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

5. What evidence is there to indicate that Saudi Arabian oil fields will be different from the oil fields in the rest of the world?

(see the answer keys)

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