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. What is happening to non-OPEC oil production?
(a) It is in decline.
(b) It is on the rise.
(c) It doesn't exist.
(d) It is peaking.

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

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

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

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

6. What makes it unlikely that the papers presented to the SPE are exaggerations to make the authors look impressive?
(a) The sheer volume of papers.
(b) The details in the papers.
(c) The SPE screening process.
(d) The professionalism of the writers.

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

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

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

10. How many oil fields does Hawtah Trend consist of?
(a) Five.
(b) Three.
(c) Four.
(d) Six.

11. Since what year has there been very little data available to verify production levels in Saudi Arabia?
(a) 1987.
(b) 1979.
(c) 1993.
(d) 1982.

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

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

14. If the estimates of Saudi Arabian oil reserves made in the 1970's were accurate, what is about to end?
(a) Oil production in Saudi Arabia.
(b) OPEC.
(c) Foreign dependence on Saudi oil.
(d) Saudi Arabia's reign as global oil king.

15. What is one assumption that can be used to bring a brighter future to Saudi Arabia's oil production?
(a) That Saudi's are hiding the true number of oil fields they have found.
(b) That natural gas is more important to Saudi Arabia than oil.
(c) That over production means there are new oil fields to be found.
(d) That Saudi oil reserves won't suffer the same decline as the rest of the world.

Short Answer Questions

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

2. In the early days of oil exploration, natural gas was seen as what?

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

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

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

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