GEO
Geology of petroleum.docx

Oil has been used for different purposes in the

Info icon This preview shows pages 2–4. Sign up to view the full content.

Oil has been used for different purposes in the ancient past. Its uses included the preservation of mummies, and to seal canoes and walls from water. It was until 1800s when Col. Edwin Drake used a cable tool to drill, drilling the first successful well through rock and produced crude oil in America. This contributed significantly to the birth new artifacts powered by oil derivatives, like the kerosene lamp. Few years later, the internal combustion engine was introduced to humanity driving us to the industrial revolution era. Petroleum geology is the application of geology, the study of rocks, to the investigation and manufacture of oil and gas. Geology itself is strongly based on chemistry, physics and biology, involving the application of essentially academic records. It is also known that most data from the past was subjective not precise. Exploration had advanced over the years as various geological techniques were developed.
Image of page 2

Info icon This preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

The exploitation of oil reserves is on a new level nowadays. Hydraulic fracking is the new process of extracting gas and oil form rocks which consist on drilling vertical wells and pumping pressurized water into rocks to release the gas. Fracking is been documented to contaminate water, pollute air and destroy habitats, which links to multiple illness including cancer. Other ways of acquiring oil from the deeps is the offshore drilling, which is the drilling of
Image of page 3
Image of page 4
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.
  • Spring '11
  • N/A

{[ snackBarMessage ]}

What students are saying

  • Left Quote Icon

    As a current student on this bumpy collegiate pathway, I stumbled upon Course Hero, where I can find study resources for nearly all my courses, get online help from tutors 24/7, and even share my old projects, papers, and lecture notes with other students.

    Student Picture

    Kiran Temple University Fox School of Business ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    I cannot even describe how much Course Hero helped me this summer. It’s truly become something I can always rely on and help me. In the end, I was not only able to survive summer classes, but I was able to thrive thanks to Course Hero.

    Student Picture

    Dana University of Pennsylvania ‘17, Course Hero Intern

  • Left Quote Icon

    The ability to access any university’s resources through Course Hero proved invaluable in my case. I was behind on Tulane coursework and actually used UCLA’s materials to help me move forward and get everything together on time.

    Student Picture

    Jill Tulane University ‘16, Course Hero Intern