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Estimates of Marginal Discovery Costs for Oil and Gas

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  • John R. Livernois

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Previous estimates of the finding costs for oil and natural gas reserves have been impeded by the joint-cost problem in exp loration. The solutions have been to either estimate the finding cost for an oil-gas aggregate or to allocate total finding costs between oil discoveries and gas discoveries according to rules chosen by the researcher. In this paper, the joint-cost problem is circumvented by estimating a multiple-output, exploration cost function which is used to calculate the predicted values of marginal finding costs for oil and gas. These values are then compared to independent estimates of t he shadow prices of reserves for oil and gas to help settle the debat e over whether marginal finding costs provide a good measure of rent.

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  • John R. Livernois, 1988. "Estimates of Marginal Discovery Costs for Oil and Gas," Canadian Journal of Economics, Canadian Economics Association, vol. 21(2), pages 379-393, May.
  • Handle: RePEc:cje:issued:v:21:y:1988:i:2:p:379-93
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    1. Rodriguez, Xose Anton & Arias, Carlos, 2008. "The effects of resource depletion on coal mining productivity," Energy Economics, Elsevier, vol. 30(2), pages 397-408, March.
    2. John T. Cuddington & Diana L. Moss, 2001. "Technological Change, Depletion, and the U.S. Petroleum Industry," American Economic Review, American Economic Association, vol. 91(4), pages 1135-1148, September.
    3. Berg, Elin & Kverndokk, Snorre & Rosendahl, Knut Einar, 2002. "Oil Exploration under Climate Treaties," Journal of Environmental Economics and Management, Elsevier, vol. 44(3), pages 493-516, November.

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