JPT Quiz: Week 6—Do You Really Know E&P? Answers and Explanations

Egyptian gas production is rising again after four major offshore discoveries. The largest of these, which is also said to the biggest gas field in the Mediterranean, is

  1. West Nile Delta

  2. Nooros

  3. Atoll

  4. Zohr

Answer: The largest discovery is Zohr, with 22 Tcf of recoverable gas, according to this US Department of Energy report.

Related Read: ‘Supergiant’ Zohr Gas Field Offshore Egypt Comes On Stream


What country was SPE President Darcy Spady in when he met this reindeer?

  1. United States

  2. Russia

  3. Canada

  4. Norway

Answer: Russia

While he traveled to all those places, he met the reindeer in Siberia while in Russia, according his last JPT column as SPE president: Thank You, It's Been a Great Ride

In the past 4 years, offshore operators have cut the time needed to drill and complete a well in the North Sea, Gulf of Mexico, and Brazil by

  1. 10%

  2. 50%

  3. 30%

  4. 22%

Answer: The time reduction over the past 4 years is 30%, according to Rystad Energy.

Recently there have been three big deals worth nearly $30 billion involving Permian operators. Which company was not involved in any of those deals?

  1. BHP

  2. Summit Petroleum

  3. Energen

  4. RSP Permian

Answer: Summit Petroleum

Explanation: BHP, Energen, and RSP Permian were the recent sellers, according to this JPT article.

Diamondback Energy is named after a rattlesnake. Which of these is its namesake?

a. b. c. d.

Answer: "a" Western Diamondback Rattlesnale

Others: "b" is Dusky Pygmy Rattlesnake, "c" is Mohave Rattlesnake, and "d" is Rock Rattlesnake

JPT Quiz: Week 6—Do You Really Know E&P? Answers and Explanations

21 August 2018