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Oil: Classroom Activities

Activity Concepts

The Uses and Refinement of Petroleum

Petroleum products, heat, compounds, chemistry, separation, refinement.

Consumption of Oil in the United States

Energy, oil use over time, demand, graphs, production and consumption of oil.

United States Oil and Gas Resources

Regional geology, sedimentary basins, oil and gas basins, spatial variation, transportation and economics.

Exploring for Petroleum

Regional geology, stratigraphy, sampling, bore holes, drill cores, density, reservoir rocks, and economics.

Permeability, Porosity, and Oil Source Rocks

Sediments, permeability, porosity, fluids, rock units, hydrocarbon reservoirs.