"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 was written 10 years ago based on even older data and interpretation of technical papers generally written by service companies who tout their services through these... Read morePublished 3 months ago by Digger
complete nonsense, obsolete silly stuff, they worshipped him till he died, overweight, boiled in a hot tub
This book is highly technical. It was very good as a primer on the history of oil recovery technology. Read morePublished 8 months 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 11 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 15 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 20 months ago by Birder
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 on January 25, 2013 by HJ