EBF 301
Global Finance for the Earth, Energy, and Materials Industries

Reading & Viewing Assignments


Before we begin our discussion of the logistics and value chain for natural gas and crude oil, we need to have at least a cursory understanding of the “upstream” processes for the exploration, drilling, fracturing, and production of these fossil fuels. The following readings and video support this learning.

Optional Materials

Please take some time to review the optional materials. They will give you context for the rest of the lesson.

Optional Readings

Oil and Gas Formation Video (3:04 minutes)

Oil Well Drilling Process Video (21:38 minutes)

Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking)Video (6:36 minutes)

How does fracking work? What are the environmental concerns? Video (6:03 minutes)