Global oil reserves – Hopes and Reality

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The world has now consumed half of its currently known global crude oil reserves, and we are now in the twilight of the oil era. Demand is increasing while oil fields are aging and discovery rates are dropping. Will oil sands and other alternatives be sustainable? Is natural gas an alternative?

Matthew Simmons, Chairman, and CEO of Simmons & Company International, a Houston-based energy investment bank, has been analyzing and investing in the oil industry for 35 years. His energy research has been widely published in almost every energy trade journal. He is a frequent energy speaker at leading energy companies, boards and manager retreats was an active participant in the Bush Energy Strategy during the 2000 Presidents Campaign. His new book Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy will be released on May 27, 2005.

Dr. Robert L. Hirsch is a Senior Energy Program Advisor has served on numerous advisory committees. Recently he has completed a study for the U.S. Department of Energy analyzing viable technologies to mitigate oil shortages associated with the imminent peaking of world oil production.

At the seminar, present research work carried out at Uppsala University by the Uppsala Hydrocarbon Depletion Study Group will also be presented.

Also, the planned program of an Energy Committee newly appointed within the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences will be presented by its chairman.


Vice Rector
Vice Rector Jan-Otto Carlsson
Erkki Brändas and speakers Robbert Hirsch, Matthew Simmons and Kjell Aleklett
Sven Kullander
Sven Kullander

Oil production from dawn to twilight, powerpoint
Kjell Aleklett, Uppsala University,

Twilight in the Desert, powerpoint
Matthew Simmons,
Simmons & Company International, Houston, USA

Giant oil fields, powerpoint
Fredrik Robelius,
Uppsala University

Peaking of World Oil Production: Impacts, Mitigation, & Risk Management, powerpoint
Report to Department of Energy. read
Robert L. Hirsch

Canadas Oil Sand Resources, powerpoint
Bengt Söderbegh,
Uppsala University

Running out of oil? KVA /IVA seminar 26 May
Sven Kullander,
Uppsala University

Questions and discussion between speakers and participants, Moderator Sven Kullander

Kjell Aleklett is Professor of Physics at Uppsala University in Sweden where he leads the Uppsala Global Energy Systems Group (UGES).

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