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Introduction to Petroleum Economics is about the process of gathering project data, calculating whether a project should proceed and delivering recommendations. It discusses the science of petroleum economics, starting from square-one, the tools of the trade that petroleum economists use, day in and day out, and also its application. Along the way the author relates some helpful and informative anecdotes based on his almost twenty-year career as a petroleum economist.  Vital for all oil professionals as well as students, Introduction to Petroleum Economics unravels the decision-making behind why a petroleum project moves ahead or ends.

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Chris Hinkin holds a bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Bath and an MBA from the University of Aston.  He has worked as a Petroleum Economist for nearly twenty years all over the world and on many different projects, from annual corporate planning exercises to large-scale developments, and from decommissioning to multi-billion dollar corporate deals.

Table of Contents



Some Housekeeping 

Chapter 1: Introducing Cash Flow 

Chapter 2: What Is It About Cash Flow? 

Chapter 3: The Relevant Cash Flows Oil Companies “Know” 

Chapter 4: The Relevant Cash Flows Oil Companies Have to Calculate 

Chapter 5: Net Cash Flow 

Chapter 6: Introducing Discounting 


Chapter 7: Cash Flows in Practice 

Chapter 8: More on Discounting 

Chapter 9: Other Financial Measures 

Chapter 10: Inflation and Real and Nominal Cash Flows

Chapter 11: Foreign Exchange Rates 

Chapter 12: Building and Using Discounted Cash Flow Models

Chapter 13: Incremental Economics 

Chapter 14: Exploration 

Chapter 15: Sensitivity Analysis 

Chapter 16: Acquisitions and Divestments 

Chapter 17: Lease vs. Purchase Decisions 

Chapter 18: Presenting Your Work 

Chapter 19: Going About Your Business 

Chapter 20: Some Advice for Non-professional Petroleum Economists 

Chapter 21: A Final Word



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