"The author...is clearly an expert in his field…I recommend anybody in the financial markets read this book." (Financial Engineering News, October 2006)
"Those who follow with their own tales of imminent economic collapse struggle to emerge from [Simmons'] shadow." (Spectator Business, October, 2008)
What I found was that the good was a very fast read given that it is difficult to put it down.
This is a highly recommended book for investors who want to understand the difficulties of the exploration and production segments of the oil industry.
He makes a very good case for Saudi Arabia's oil production being on the verge of a steep decline.
This book is highly technical. It was very good as a primer on the history of oil recovery technology. Read morePublished 29 days ago by Gregory Delano Michl
Excellent book. Well worth a read even today, despite record oil production. The details in the book about how a modern oil company work are amazing.Published 4 months ago by G. Khanna
It's not a quick or light read, but a very worthwhile one. Simmons methodically takes the reader through the numbers to reach conclusions that have the potential to seriously... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Steve Dietrich
Marvelous, comprehensive, reasonably current review of the mid-east oil resource and related politics. Map coverage is very helpful. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Tom Loomis
This is a somewhat technical book authored by Matt Simmons, the prominent oil banker in Houston, Texas. Matt died suspiciously after moving to Maine. Read morePublished 20 months ago by HJ
This is a must read on "peak oil." Most libraries have copies of this book. Reading this book will help you make decisions about future choices in lifestyles and products. Read morePublished 20 months ago by John M. Beasley
According to this book, the US should have experienced widespread natural gas shortages years ago.
Instead, we have a glut of natural gas. Read more
Mr Matt Simmons has written a superb book. I have been interested in oil for only the last 4 years, I remember the oil spike in the first half of 2008. Read morePublished on December 7, 2011 by SilverMalthusian
The book provides insight and hard data on a topic of great concern for all. Oil, unfortunately, is the foundation of the world's economy. Read morePublished on August 12, 2011 by David