Petroleum Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Petroleum.

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  • 14 Encyclopedia Articles
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Encyclopedia Articles (14)

1,325 words, approx. 5 pages
Oil Is Discovered in the Middle East Overview Petroleum has become steadily more useful and valuable since the first oil well was drilled by Edwin Drake (1819-1880) in 1859. The first major oil fields... Read more
2,446 words, approx. 9 pages
Petroleum Petroleum is a term that includes a wide variety of liquid hydrocarbons. Many scientists also include natural gas in their definition of petroleum. The most familiar types of petroleum are t... Read more
743 words, approx. 3 pages
Petroleum, Economic Uses Of From the dawn of time up through the late 1800s, economic development depended largely on the strength of man, animal, and to limited use water, wind, and steam. Economic c... Read more
668 words, approx. 3 pages
Petroleum Microbiology Microorganisms play an important role in the formation, recovery, and uses of petroleum. Petroleum is broadly considered to encompass both oil and natural gas. The microorganism... Read more
1,064 words, approx. 4 pages
Oil Recovery The process of oil recovery is essentially the process of getting oil from the places where oil exists in the ground (whether onshore or offshore) and into processing plants for refining ... Read more
654 words, approx. 3 pages
Petroleum Microbiology Petroleum microbiology is a branch of microbiology that is concerned with the activity of microorganisms in the formation, recovery, and uses of petroleum. Petroleum is broadly ... Read more
1,938 words, approx. 7 pages
Petroleum Petroleum is a complex mixture of hydrocarbon compounds, usually containing impurities such as nitrogen, oxygen, sulfur, and small quantities of trace metals. The name petroleum comes from t... Read more
635 words, approx. 3 pages
Petroleum Petroleum is a complex mixture of solid, liquid, and gaseous hydrocarbons normally found a few miles beneath the earth's surface. It, along with coal and natural gas, is one of the ... Read more
6,204 words, approx. 21 pages
Table 2. Typical Power Requirements by Product Category Oil and Gas, Drilling For After all the exploratory analyses, drilling determines whether the exploration geophysicist has accurately loc... Read more
4,015 words, approx. 14 pages
Oil and Gas, Exploration For Exploration for oil and gas has evolved from a basic trial-and-error drilling to the application of sophisticated geophysical techniques to predict the best locations for... Read more
2,804 words, approx. 10 pages
Oil and Gas, Production Of The terms oil production and gas production refer to rates of extraction of liquid and gaseous hydrocarbon materials from natural underground deposits. Reserves and resou... Read more
5,681 words, approx. 19 pages
Petroleum Consumption Nature of Petroleum Crude oil generally appears as a dark-colored liquid. It is found underground under pressure and therefore wells must be drilled in order to bring it t... Read more
1,439 words, approx. 5 pages
Petroleum Overview Petroleum (peh-TRO-lee-yum) is a mixture, not a compound. Mixtures differ from compounds in a number of important ways. The parts that make up a mixture are not chemically combined ... Read more
2,899 words, approx. 10 pages
Petroleum Petroleum is a naturally occurring liquid oil normally found in deposits beneath the surface of the earth. It is a type of oil composed of rock minerals, making it different from other kinds... Read more
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