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Dwindling Supply vs. Abundant Oil: A Timely Debate

Video of the Opening General Session of SPE's 80th Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition (ATCE), "Dwindling Supply vs. Abundant Oil: A Timely Debate," offered perspectives on the potential ramification of "peak oil" theories and prospects for new energy resources. The conference was held in Houston, Texas, U.S.A., 26-29 September 2004. Low bandwidth links [link].

* Q&A Session[link]
* Matt Simmons[link] Presentation PDF[link]
* Michael Lynch[link] Presentation PDF[link]
* Ken Deffeyes[link] Presentation PDF[link]
* Marlan Downey[link] Presentation PDF[link]

Editorial Notes: Click on the original article for links (under "October 2004"). Users with modems should click on "Low bandwidth links". You can also go directly to . Summary of presentations: Matt Simmons gives a broad overview of Peak Oil (be sure to see the PDF of his presentation). Michael Lynch criticizes the methodology of Peak Oil advocates. Ken Deffeyes presents mathematical background for Hubbert Peak. Marlan Downey expresses skepticism of any predictions and places his faith in engineering know-how. -BA

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