EPSC 181 Lecture Notes - Lecture 16: Tarmac, Western United States, Kerogen

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Drill a hole for an oil well, it goes dry and then you drill another hole, etc. Floating platform in the middle of the ocean and drill a hold through the ocean floor to extract oil. We have already found all the easy accessible oil. Now, we"re not finding as much and oil is harder to find. Oil is smaller, more expensive to extract and harder to find. Conventional and alaska oil has been declining since ~2002 and more recently, deep water oil is also declining. We"re not finding oil as fast as we"re using it. Even though prices have gone back up, we"re not finding more oil. An oil source rock that has not been in the oil window. Mine a rock, heat it so you u can extract organisms from it and put a lot of energy9 in to produce crude oil produce crude oil. Tar sands - deposits of residual petroleum in sand.

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