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Chapter 1
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What is Geology? The science of the origin, history, and physical structure of the earth and its life as recorded in rocks. What is important? Age of the earth, composition, where it came from. Study of events from million of years ago such as: earthquakes, volcanoes, and drifting continents. Search for ancient ocean and mountain locations and search for the evolution of life in these areas.
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What is a Petroleum Geologist looking for? Rocks that contain Oil and Gas (Hydrocarbon) Oil / Gas Reservoirs Not a Pool / Cave It is actually a rock formation like a sponge that contains a hydrocarbon (Oil / Gas) in a large quantity.
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In the Eastern Venezuelan (Venezuela) foreland basins known as the Orinoco heavy oil belt the largest known petroleum accumulation in the world (1,200 billion barrels) is found. The second largest foreland basin is found in the Athabasca accumulation in Canada at nearly 900 billion barrels.
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