The Struggle for Oil

Geological Deceptions

52 min.

Science and Society Documentary


arte / 3sat


The volatile oil-price indicates difficulties. Might oil peak sooner than expected?

Beyond doubt, Mega-Oil-Fields start to wear out, and are not easily be replaceable by solar, wind, fuel-cell, nor bio-technology.
The search for oil turns into one of the most sophisticated scientific projects at present – but even more, is also a geological journey into the crust of our planet .
Where are we heading? And might enormous reservoirs remain still untapped, as Russian scientists claim?