# Calculating Oil Reserve-to-Production Ratio

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The Earth's core

### What does net energy express?

The difference between energy returned and energy invested

### How is EROI calculated?

EROI = Energy returned / Energy invested

### What is required for fossil fuel to form?

Anaerobic environment

### What is the primary factor responsible for converting organic matter into fossil fuel?

Both heat and pressure

### What is the result of increased atmospheric water vapor leading to enhanced cloudiness?

Reflecting sunlight back into space and slowing warming

### What is the primary source of Nitrous Oxide in the atmosphere?

Auto emissions and feedlots

### What is the effect of black carbon/soot particles on the climate?

They have a warming effect on the climate

### What is the result of positive radiative forcing on the Earth's climate?

It warms the surface

### What is the purpose of a climate model?

To simulate climate dynamics by combining atmospheric circulation, ocean circulation, and feedback cycles

### What is the definition of proxy indicators?

Types of indirect measurements that serve as substitutes for direct measurements

### What is the formula to calculate the reserves-to-production ratio?

Dividing the total remaining reserves by the annual rate of production

54 years

### What is energy efficiency?

The ability to obtain a given amount of output while using less energy input

### What are conventional alternatives to fossil fuels?

Nuclear power, hydropower, and biomass energy

### How can energy conservation be achieved?

By reducing energy waste and using more efficient technology

### What is the estimated number of years that coal reserves are expected to last?

110 years

Learn how to calculate the reserve-to-production ratio, an important metric in the oil industry. Understand the formula and how it's applied to estimate the remaining years of oil reserves. Test your knowledge with this quiz!

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