Fossil Sedimentary rocks record environmental information
Continental Shelf 10-15K feet of compacted sand and mud
Cementation Lithification: Compaction and cementation At depth, SiO 2 and CaCO 3 go into solution, water is driven out (dewatering). This solution permeates throughout open pore spaces, forming a cement.
Given many thousands of years, a stack of mud and organic remains many kilometers thick may pile up on the sea floor, especially in nutrient-rich waters. Given enough time, the overlying sediments that are constantly being deposited will bury these organic remains and mud so deeply that they will eventually be turned into solid rock. It is believed that high heat and intense pressure help along various chemical reactions, transforming the soft parts of ancient organisms found in the deep-sea sludge into oil and natural gas. At this point, this ooze at the bottom of the ocean turns into source rock. Maturation
Reservoir Rock High porosityLow porosity Oil must be allowed to move between pore spaces: permeability
United States: 19.6 million barrels per day. 25% of world total. World: 75 million barrels daily and rapidly increasing. Oil Consumption How much is left? Forecasted at 40 years (2K billion barrels).
Oil barrel What A Barrel Of Crude Oil Makes (42 gallons) Product Gallons per barrel gasoline 19.5 distillate fuel oil 9.2 (Includes both home heating oil and diesel fuel) kerosene-type jet fuel 4.1 residual fuel oil (Heavy oils used as fuels in industry, marine transportation and for electric power generation) 2.3 liquefied refinery gasses 1.9 still gas 1.9 coke 1.8 asphalt and road oil 1.3 petrochemical feedstocks 1.2 lubricants 0.5 kerosene 0.2 other 0.3
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