Article from: OGEL 5 (2003), in Book Reviews and Related Material
Iraq: The Petroleum Exploration and Production Handbook by Mike Bunter
Alexander's Oil and Gas Connections and Oil, Gas & Energy Law Intelligence, 2003, 311pp
War and regime change in Iraq has renewed interest in the vast oil potential of that country. A few basic facts are widely known: Iraq has reserves of 112 billion barrels. (Some contend that the reserves could be much higher.) Pre-war production was 2.5 to 3.5 million barrels per day, the number of wells drilled to date is limited considering the substantial potential, etc. But detailed information sufficient to use in corporate investment decisions or governmental planning has not been generally accessible. Michael Bunter, a petroleum geologist from the UK with decades of ...