EVPP_111_Lecture_-_Learning_Guide_6_-_Energy_-_Fossil_Fuels_-_Oil_-_Spring_2010

EVPP_111_Lecture_L - E VPP 111 Lecture E nergy fossil fuels oil Learning Study Guide#6 Spring 2010 What is oil composed of liquid mix of a variety

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EVPP 111 Lecture Spring 2010 Energy - fossil fuels - oil What is oil composed of? – liquid mix of a variety of hydrocarbons. Methane , ethane, propane. How is oil formed? – from aquatic organisms. They die and get put in a low oxygen environment. Natural gas is a continuation of the decomposition process. What is a "source rock"? – we need this to get oil. Rock in which those remains are tied up and undergoing decomposition. Crude oil and gas migrate upward What is a "reservoir rock"? – there has to be reservoir rock over source rock. A course gain rock overlying the s. rock in which natural gas and oil can migrate. What types of products are the various compounds of petroleum separated into during the refining process and on what physical property is this separation based? – plastic . boiling point What are petrochemicals and what are some examples of them? What is a "trap"? What is a "cap rock"? – non porous. rock. it would migrate out if there wasn’t this. They stuff would migrate into the atmosphere. Unless its upward progression is stopped. Why are a trap and cap rock necessary in the formation of oil deposits?
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This note was uploaded on 01/26/2011 for the course EVPP 111 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '08 term at George Mason.

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EVPP_111_Lecture_L - E VPP 111 Lecture E nergy fossil fuels oil Learning Study Guide#6 Spring 2010 What is oil composed of liquid mix of a variety

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