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Handbook of Offshore Oil and Gas Operations by James G. Speight

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Chapter 1

Occurrence and Formation of Crude Oil and Natural Gas

Abstract

Crude oil use and the associated technologies, in one form or another, is viable for (at least) the next 50 years until suitable alternative forms of energy are readily available and developed on a sufficient scale to (at first) complement crude oil use and then (eventually) to replace crude oil as the dominant source of liquid. This chapter focuses on the various types of nomenclature used by the oil and gas industry as well as the types of crude oil that exist and could be recovered from offshore locations in which the reservoirs are under large bodies of water (specifically oceans).

Keywords

offshore

formation

accumulation

composition

gas hydrates

opportunity ...

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