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ERIC Number: EJ904861
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Nov
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0036-8148
Q: How Do Oil and Gas Companies Know Where to Drill?
Robertson, William C.
Science and Children, v48 n3 p64-67 Nov 2010
Contrary to popular opinion, most oil is not discovered by a backwoods hunter shooting at some food when up through the ground comes bubbling crude (you younger people ask your parents what silly TV program the author is referring to). Neither is it discovered simply by drilling holes randomly to see what you can find. There are several methods, some more sophisticated than others. Here the author explains the science behind how oil and gas companies know where to drill. (Contains 4 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Education
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A