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

Multiple Choice Questions

1. When Abdullah Jumah was asked to allow outside auditors in to verify the field production data, what was his response?
(a) "Why should we?"
(b) "We have our own auditors."
(c) "Of course we will."
(d) "No one understand Saudi oil better than Saudis."

2. How long have Saudi Arabia's heavy producers been operating?
(a) 40 - 50 years.
(b) 40 - 80 years.
(c) 40 - 70 years.
(d) 40 - 60 years.

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

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

5. 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 expensive.
(d) Too many steps to take.

Short Answer Questions

1. When Saudi Arabia began drilling just for natural gas, they encountered problems with sand and what?

2. Where does Saudi Arabia invest money in order to maintain its position as the largest oil supplier in the world?

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?

4. How many new discoveries are on Saudi Arabia's official list of developments?

5. What was one of the issues addressed by the Saudi Arabian papers at the October 2003 SPE conference?

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