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Question 1: The total estimated amount of oil in an ________, including both producible and non-producible oil, is called oil in place.
Reservoir modelingWaterPetroleum reservoirPetroleum

Question 2: [1] The total amount of ________ resources in the world considerably exceeds the amount of conventional oil reserves, but are much more difficult and expensive to develop.
Unconventional oilOil shaleSynthetic fuelShale oil extraction

Question 3: Because the ________ of the subsurface cannot be examined directly, indirect techniques must be used to estimate the size and recoverability of the resource.
EarthGeologyNatureEarth science

Question 4: Examples include extra heavy oil, ________, and oil shale deposits.
Oil sandsAthabasca Oil SandsCoalPetroleum

Question 5: The recovery factor may also rise over time if additional investment is made in ________ techniques such as gas injection, water-flooding[2], or microbial enhanced oil recovery.
Enhanced oil recoveryPeak oilPetroleum industryPetroleum

Question 6: According to the United States ________, approximately 4.1 billion barrels (650,000,000 m3) of oil are held in strategic reserves, of which 1.4 billion is government-controlled.
Federal Energy Regulatory CommissionEnergy Information AdministrationNational Agricultural Statistics ServiceEconomic Research Service

Question 7: ________ allows oil companies to report to investors.
Christopher CoxSecurities and Exchange Commission appointeesWilliam O. DouglasU.S. Securities and Exchange Commission

Question 8: The recovery factor of any particular field may change over time based on operating history and in response to changes in technology and ________.
EconomicsHeterodox economicsKeynesian economicsMoney

Question 9: The ________ uses the terms technically and economically recoverable resources when making its petroleum resource assessments.
United States Geological SurveyUnited States Fish and Wildlife ServiceNational Park ServiceMinerals Management Service

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