Twilight in the Desert Themes

Matthew Simmons
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Deception

The underlying question posed is whether Saudi Arabia is being forthright about their oil production. The entire book, in fact, is an effort to demonstrate that Saudi Arabia is not telling the truth about their oil production capability, the technical challenges they are facing and their future oil production capability. Saudi Arabian officials claim for years that they can provide as much oil as the world needs for at least another fifty years. There is a long paper trail, however, that suggests this may not necessarily be the case. Numerous papers written by various engineers, geologists and other oil technicians for presentation at the Society of Petroleum Engineers meetings provide strong evidence that perhaps Saudi Arabia is having more trouble maintaining their oil supplies than they are willing to admit and, perhaps, their oil reserves are actually running low. The evidence points to a concerted effort on the...

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