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How is oil mined?

How is oil mined?

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Asked by K. Tanaka, Last updated: Jan 23, 2020

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Mithran

Mithran

Answered Nov 20, 2018

Other instruments such as gravimeters and magnetometers are also used in the search for petroleum. Extracting crude oil normally starts with drilling wells into an underground reservoir. When an...Read More
 

J.Spencer

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J.Spencer, Knowledge enthusiast, Tokyo

Answered Nov 16, 2018

Oil is not exactly mined, it is extracted from the earth. Oil fields are located with the help of seismological experiments. Oil fields or wells are usually sections of shale rocks that have...Read More
 

j. Goodman

J. Goodman, Web Content Writer, San Antonio

Answered Oct 22, 2018

Oil is normally extracted from shale. Movements in the Earth have trapped oil in the reservoir rocks between layers of impermeable rock. First of all, a geologist finds the right conditions for...Read More
 

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