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Recoverable Reserves

Definition Recoverable reserves are defined as the proportion of resources, here oil and gas, that can be technically, economically and legally possible to extract. The recoverable reserves may also be called proven reserves. Comments The recoverable reserves may be far different from the total resources called total Petroleum Initially-In-Place (PIIP). This Petroleum Initially-In-Place (PIIP) is an estimation resulting from exploration campaign …

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Proven reserves

Definition Proven reserves is an industry term that means oil or gas that has been discovered and could be produced with today’s technology. Comments The world consumes about 89 million barrels of oil per day, or 32.5 billion barrels per year. The industry describes a field as giant if it has more 500 million barrels of …

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