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G158W09L22_oil - What is Oil • Collection of hydrocarbon...

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Unformatted text preview: What is Oil?? • Collection of hydrocarbon materials in sedimentary deposits • Residues left behind from transformed marine microfossil sediments – Diatoms, forams & radiolaria • Sediments are compressed and heated to create oil What is Oil?? Geological Oil Traps Coal Oil Point Geology Oil in the Marine Environment • Gas & oil leases are 2 nd biggest source of revenue for the U.S. (#1 = income tax) • Leases are held by state inshore of 3 nm & by the feds between 3 & 200 nm • History goes back about 100 years or so Oil Fields in CA Current Oil Fields in CA Current Oil Platforms What do oil platforms do? Drilling Drilling brings up muds Muds are dirt + fluid Muds settle to seafloor Operational platforms bring up oil & produced water (5 to 20X oil!!) What does the So Cal Bight Get?What does the So Cal Bight Get?...
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G158W09L22_oil - What is Oil • Collection of hydrocarbon...

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