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Question 1: Petroleum engineering is the discipline responsible for evaluating which well locations and recovery mechanisms are appropriate for a reservoir and for estimating recovery rates and ________ prior to actual production.
Peak oil2000s energy crisisOil reservesEnergy crisis

Question 2: Tertiary, or ________ methods increase the mobility of the oil in order to increase production.
Enhanced oil recoveryPeak oilPetroleum industryPetroleum

Question 3: Also, some wells (secondary wells) may be used to pump water, steam, ________ or various gas mixtures into the reservoir to raise or maintain the reservoir pressure, and so maintain an economic extraction rate.
OxygenAcid dissociation constantAcidAcid–base reaction

Question 4: This form of recovery is used extensively to increase oil production in the ________, which has very heavy oil, yet accounts for 10% of the United States' oil production.
San Joaquin ValleyStockton, CaliforniaBakersfield, CaliforniaFresno, California

Question 5: Steam injection is the most common form of TEOR, and is often done with a ________ plant.
HydroelectricityWind powerMicro combined heat and powerCogeneration

Question 6: Occasionally, ________ (detergents) are injected to alter the surface tension between the water and oil in the reservoir, mobilizing oil which would otherwise remain in the reservoir as residual oil.
Perfluorooctanoic acidSurfactantAmphiphileSodium lauryl sulfate

Question 7: In this type of cogeneration plant, a gas turbine is used to generate ________ and the waste heat is used to produce steam, which is then injected into the reservoir.
ElectricityElectromagnetismElectric currentElectric charge

Question 8: Historically, in the ________, some oil fields existed where the oil rose naturally to the surface, but most of these fields have long since been used up, except certain places in Alaska.
United StatesCanadaGermanyPhilippines

Question 9: Nowadays, the geologists use ________ surveys to search for geological structures that may form oil reservoirs.
EarthquakeReflection seismologySeismologySeismic wave

Question 10: The extraction of petroleum is the process by which usable ________ is extracted and removed from the earth.
Energy developmentPetroleum industryPetroleumPeak oil


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