Fossil Fuels Coal, Lignite, And Peat

Factors that will influence oil and gas supply and demand in the 21st century

Authors: Holditch, S.A. Chianelli, R.R. [Texas A& amp M University, College Station, TX (United States)]
 
Abstract: A recent report published by the National Petroleum Council (NPC) in the United States predicted a 50-60% growth in total global demand for energy by 2030. Because oil, gas, and coal will continue to be the primary energy sources during this time, the energy industry will have to continue increasing the supply of these fuels to meet this increasing demand. Achieving this goal will require the exploitation of both conventional and unconventional reservoirs of oil and gas in (including coalbed methane) an environmentally acceptable manner. Such efforts will, in turn, require advancements in materials science, particularly in the development of materials that can withstand high-pressure, high-temperature, and high-stress conditions.
Publication Date: 15 Apr 2008
Resource Type: Journal Article
Resource Relation: Journal: MRS Bulletin; Journal Volume: 33; Journal Issue: 4
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Keywords relating to this report:
COAL SEAMS
MATERIALS
METHANE
NATURAL GAS
PETROLEUM
PRODUCTION
RESOURCES
SUPPLY AND DEMAND

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