World Oil Resources Assessment and Potential for the 21st Century

Grenon, M. (1980). World Oil Resources Assessment and Potential for the 21st Century. IIASA Working Paper. IIASA, Laxenburg, Austria: WP-80-006

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Over the last thirty there have been about two dozen estimates made for world oil resources. Few of them are really independent or new estimates. Moreover, most of them disclose neither the method of assessment which was used nor the data on which the estimates rely.

The situation is worse still for unconventional world oil resources such as heavy oil, tar sands, and oil shales. This is the reason why IIASA has launched an up-dating survey of past (and sometimes very old) estimates.

This paper summarizes the efforts of the Resources Group to better understand both world oil (conventional and unconventional) estimates and also some technological and/or economic factors affecting the future availability of liquid fuel.

Item Type: Monograph (IIASA Working Paper)
Research Programs: Resources and Environment Area (REN)
Depositing User: IIASA Import
Date Deposited: 15 Jan 2016 01:48
Last Modified: 27 Aug 2021 17:10

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