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Earth's Physical Resources: Petroleum
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The discovery of of the world's first major underground oilfield in Pennsylvania, USA in 1859 sparked the continuing era of the world's reliance on cheap energy from oil and gas. This unit begins by examining the geological characteristics of petroleum and the key ingredients necessary to form oil and gas accumulations. Then there is a brief description of industrial operations during the life cycle of an oilfield, starting with subsurface analysis and exploration drilling. The unit also highlights the role of safety and environmental management as an integral part of the petroleum business and concludes with a short review of global resources and non-conventional petroleum.

Subject:
Geology
Geoscience
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
The Open University
Provider Set:
Open University OpenLearn
Author:
The Open University
Date Added:
06/17/2020