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Energy production and distribution I Fossil based energy Hydrogen based energy
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Supply chain for fossil based energies Petroleum/Natural gas • Production –O i l f i e l d s – Off-shore platforms –S h a l e –T a r s a n d s • Transport a n k e r s – Pipelines Coal • Production – Mining • Transport r a i n s – Pipelines (for liquefied and gasified products) ENGRI 1290 2
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Oil and natural gas production ENGRI 1290 3 Oil and natural gas production goes through 3 distinct phases: 1- exploration 2- development 3- production Exploration aims at finding new resources and evaluating their economical and recovery potentials. Most oil resources are recoverable. Recovery costs are the major limitation. Development regroups the initial drilling equipment and transportation systems (tankers, pipelines,…). At this point, the production can be irregular. Production is the ultimate stage of oil exploitation. At this point, initial setups and issues have been resolved and the flow of oil or gas is steady.
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Hubbert peak theory (1956) ENGRI 1290 4 The Hubbert peak theory is a model developed by M. King Hubbert. The combination of resources discovery and exhaustion with resource exploitations gives a bell shape curve where oil production peaks.
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This note was uploaded on 09/14/2011 for the course ENGRI 1290 taught by Professor Gourdain during the Fall '10 term at Cornell.

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