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.

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Oil and Gas Formation (3:04 minutes)

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Oil Well Drilling Process (21:38 minutes)

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Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking) (6:36 minutes)

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

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