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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 11 Notes 22:15 Lecture 11 Quiz Questions: 1. The most common method used currently to explore for oil is: • Reflection seismology 2. Enhanced oil recovery can increase oil production up to ___% of original oil. • 60 3. After extraction, oil must be refined through ____ and ____. • Distillation; cracking 4. Oil shales are rocks that contain: • kerogen 5. Significant reserves of Oil Sands can be found in: • Canada Fossil Fuels originate from buried organic matter • Three major forms: o Coal o Oil o Natural Gas • All three are trapped in organic debris in sedimentary rocks • Their differences are in the kinds of original organic matter and the degree of alteration that occurs as a result of bacterial decay Petroleum formation depends upon Pressure – Time and the type of original organic matter Oil forms from burial and decay of marine organisms, takes millions of years to form...
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This note was uploaded on 10/04/2011 for the course GEOS 1024 taught by Professor Meschreiber during the Spring '08 term at Virginia Tech.
- Spring '08