Mapping Saudi Oil Production with Google Earth

Posted on February 7, 2008. Filed under: Google Earth | Tags: , , , |

Just wanted to pass along a link to an interesting blog that I ran across.  Satellite O’er the Desert, the unofficial web companion to the book Twilight in the Desert by Matt Simmons

The blogs purpose according to the author: 
“This blog presents satellite imagery and analysis pertinent to the energy infrastructure of Saudi Arabia. It uses the book Twilight in the Desert by Matt Simmons as a guide to the rather secretive doings of Saudi Aramco, the state-owned petroleum company. Because Saudi Arabia is home to the world’s most productive oil fields, it has attained an almost mythical status in its ability to delivery increasing amounts of energy now as well as in the future. In his book, Matt Simmons has presented a comprehensive overview of the history, current state, and future prospects for oil production by Saudi Arabia. Rather than trying to duplicate this work, I will use it as a rough outline and reference to a more visual exploration of this desert kingdom.”

Whatever your thoughts may be concerning the concept of peak oil I think you’ll find this to be an interesting use of Google Earth for analyzing potential oil production in this critical oil producing area.


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