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Twilight in the Desert By Matthew R. Simmons

Twilight in the Desert
by Matthew R. Simmons

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An international bestseller, Twilight in the Desert has generated a firestorm of media attention from publications such as the Los Angeles Times, BusinessWeek, the Wall Street Journal, and even a cover story in the acclaimed New York Times Magazine.
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Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy by Matthew R. Simmons

Twilight in the Desert reveals a Saudi oil and production industry that could soon approach a serious, irreversible decline. In this exhaustively researched book, veteran oil industry analyst Matthew Simmons draws on his three--plus decades of insider experience and more than 200 independently produced reports about Saudi petroleum resources and production operations. He uncovers a story about Saudi Arabia's troubled oil industry, not to mention its political and societal instability, which differs sharply from the globally accepted Saudi version. It's a story that is provocative and disturbing, based on undeniable facts, but until now never told in its entirety. Twilight in the Desert answers all readers' questions about Saudi oil and production industries with keen examination instead of unsubstantiated posturing, and takes its place as one of the most important books of this still--young century.

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Twilight in the Desert Reviews


"!a must read for anyone concerned with our culture of 'conspicuous consumption'" (Lobster, Winter 2005/06) "!a realistic look at the future of Saudi Arabian oil supplies" (Wexus, 7th December 2005) "The Texas energy specialist, Matthew Simmons, has suggested that the world derives false comfort from the Saudi Arabian assurances of willingness to increase production to meet consumer shortfalls." (Financial Times, 16th September 2005) "Oil industry expert Matthew Simmons thinks...claims and forecasts are exaggerations and unrepresentative...the book goes into good detail..." (Lloyds List, 26th August 2005) "...an analyst who is warning that the end of booming oil production is nigh, or already upon us..." (The Business, 4th September 2005) "This book by Matthew Simmons comes at a timely moment...[and is] therefore essential reading for industry, government, the investment community and academia. It has a message for everyone." (Times Higher Education Supplement, 9th September 2005) "...there are many valuable insights in Simmonsa book. His basic points are right on target." (BusinessWeek, August 1, 2005) "...This is a ground--breaking book by an analyst of unimpeachable authority..." (New Statesman, 25 July 2005)

About Matthew R. Simmons


Matthew R. Simmons is Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Simmons & Company International, a Houston--based investment bank that specializes in the energy industry. Mr. Simmons serves on the boards of Brown--Forman Corporation and The Atlantic Council of the United States. He is also a member of the National Petroleum Council and the Council on Foreign Relations. He has an MBA from Harvard University.

Table of Contents


Illustrations. Preface. Acknowledgments. PART ONE: FROM BEDOUIN TO BOURGEOISIE. 1. The Birth of a Nation. 2. The History of Major Saudi Arabian Oil Discoveries. 3. Saudi Arabia's Road to Oil Market Dominance. 4. The Veil of Secrecy over Saudi Oil Reserves and Production. PART TWO: THE EBBING OF THE SAUDI OIL BOUNTY. 5. Saudi Aramco. 6. Oil Is Not Just Another Commodity. PART THREE: GIANTS AT THE TIPPING POINT. 7. Ghawar, the King of Oilfields. 8. The Second--Tier Oilfields. 9. The Best of the Rest. 10. Coming Up Empty in New Exploration. 11. Turning to Natural Gas. PART FOUR: TWILIGHT IN THE DESERT. 12. Saudi Oil Reserves Claims in Doubt. 13. Facing the Inevitable. 14. Reading Between the Lines of the Latest News from Aramco. 15 Aramco Invokes "Fuzzy Logic" to Manage the Future of Saudi Oil. 16 In Search of Crisper Truths among the Confident Saudi Claims. 17 Aftermath. Appendix A: Methodology. Appendix B: Supporting Technical Data. Appendix C: The 1974 and 1979 Senate Hearings. Notes. Bibliography. Index.

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GOR001716246
Twilight in the Desert: The Coming Saudi Oil Shock and the World Economy by Matthew R. Simmons
Matthew R. Simmons
Used - Very Good
Hardback
John Wiley and Sons Ltd
2005-07-01
448
047173876X
9780471738763
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