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I. Introduction c. Alternatives to burning petroleum for electricity
II. What is petroleum? XIII. Future of petroleum production
III. History a. Hubbert peak theory
IV. Composition XIV. Petroleum by country
V. Chemistry a. Consumption rates
VI. Formation b. Production
a. Crude oil reservoirs c. Export
b. Non-conventional oil reservoirs d. Consumption
c. Abiogenic origin e. Import
VII. Classification f. Non-producing consumers
VIII. Key ingredients for petroleum accumulation XV. Writers covering the petroleum industry
a. Petroleum charge Resource XVII. Famous Chemist who discover petroleum
b. Petroleum charge (continued) Resource XVIII. Exploring for oil and gas
c. Reservoir rocks Resource a. Detection, exploration and evaluation Resource
d. Seals Resource XIX. Petroleum production
e. Traps Resource a. Appraising the discovery Resource
1. The Definition of Trap b. Development options Resource
2. How the Trap Works c. Production techniques Resource
3. The Distribution of Petroleum in Trap d. Getting petroleum ashore Resource
4. Structural Trap
XX. Safety and the environment
f. Combining the ingredients Resource
a. Safety issues Resource
VIII. Petroleum industry
b. Environmental management Resource
IX. Petroleum exploration
XXI. Oil and gas reserves
a. Extraction
a. Estimating reserves Resource
b. Alternative methods.
b. Reserves categories and reporting Resource
X. Uses
c. The global picture Resource
a. Fuels
d. The UK context Resource
b. Other derivatives
XXII. Non-conventional sources of petroleum
c. Consumption statistics
a. Oil sands Resource
XI. Environmental effects
b. Gas hydrates Resource
a. Extraction
b. Oil spills
c. Global warming
d. Whales
XII. Alternatives to petroleum
a. Alternatives to petroleum-based vehicle fuels
b. Alternatives to using oil in industry