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Trap a geological configuration that holds oil and

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Unformatted text preview: ve a reservoir Trap geometry is often crucial for fluid collection Traps and seals are exploited to recover hydrocarbons Essentials of Geology, 3rd edition, by Stephen Marshak Chapter 12: Riches in Rock: Energy & Mineral Resources Hydrocarbon Systems Traps and Seals Anticlinal trap – a structural arch traps oil Anticlinal structural Essentials of Geology, 3rd edition, by Stephen Marshak Chapter 12: Riches in Rock: Energy & Mineral Resources Hydrocarbon Systems Traps and Seals Salt-dome trap – plastic salt flow deforms rocks Salt-dome plastic Essentials of Geology, 3rd edition, by Stephen Marshak Chapter 12: Riches in Rock: Energy & Mineral Resources Hydrocarbon Systems Traps and Seals Fault trap – displacement creates permeability contrasts Fault displacement Essentials of Geology, 3rd edition, by Stephen Marshak Chapter 12: Riches in Rock: Energy & Mineral Resources Hydrocarbon Systems Traps and Seals Stratigraphic trap – depositional features create traps Stratigraphic depositional Essentials of Geology, 3rd edition, by Stephen Marshak Chapter 12: Riches in Rock: Energy & Mineral Resources Birth of the Oil Industry Oil from seeps has been used for millennia The 1st oil well was drilled in Titusville, Penn., in 1859 Eased petroleum recovery Initiated an oil boom Within years, 1000s of oil wells Within were drilled were Esse...
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