Part I - Oil and Gas Operations - covers oil and gas operations in the field. It includes historical and structural geology, seismic surveying, drilling a well, well logging, completions, production methods, reservoir drive mechanisms, selling oil and natural gas, and workovers.
Part II - Oil and Gas Business - delves deeply into the business side of oil and gas investments. The book covers oil and gas leases clause-by-clause, oil and gas law, the players in an oil and gas deal, deal structures, economic evaluation of investment opportunities, and federal taxation.
Part III - 150 Questions to Consider Before You Invest - provides over 150 specific questions to ask before you invest in an oil and gas deal. These questions will advance your understanding of any investment you are considering and serve as a critical resource when you are performing due diligence.
Part IV: Glossary of Oil and Gas Terms
Save your $ and time
Was dissapointed and not what I expected, largest section of the book was legal language examples for contracts, some repetative content. Lot of time spent citing websites and sources, which is good but makes for a bad audio book. www.blah-blah-blah, and www..... If you get this book buy the hardcopy. Its solid content for reference to do research, but its a waste of time as an audiobook. Sorry Mike.
Great topic, bad book
I am not for who sure who the book was written. As an investor, my hope was to provide insight about the oil and gas industry or current trends or at least information about different ways to effectively invest in oil and gas.
Instead it was an engineers view of the industry without any useful information to effectively buy investment in oil and gas. One useful section was 150 questions to ask a person selling oil, but even those questions seemed basic or technical questions rather than information to choose between good oil company stocks, oil versus gas investments, stocks versus exchange-traded funds, faster moving sectors within the oil and gas industry, etc.
In short, I found the book unhelpful and misleading based upon its title.