Origin Of Hydrocarbons Trivia Quiz

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Origin Of Hydrocarbons Trivia Quiz

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Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    Which of the following statements best describes how oil and gas are generated in source beds?
    • A. 

      Compaction of organic-rich seawater within pore space of shales

    • B. 

      Consumption of organic material by bacteria immediately after deposition

    • C. 

      Alteration of organic material by bacterial decay which is aided by the effects of pressure and temperature

    • D. 

      Deposition of organic material in an oxygen-rich environment

  • 2. 
    Which of the following rock types typically form the best source beds?
    • A. 

      Impermeable shales

    • B. 

      Porous and permeable dolomites

    • C. 

      Evaporites such as gypsum and anhydrite

    • D. 

      Organic-rich shales

  • 3. 
    Which of the following is most likely responsible for newly generated oil and gas being expelled from their source bed?
    • A. 

      Oxygen-rich water flowing through the sediments

    • B. 

      Compaction of source bed by overburden pressure

    • C. 

      Gravity

    • D. 

      Organic-rich shales

  • 4. 
    Oil and gas migrate from source beds to porous and permeable rock until their flow is stopped by:
    • A. 

      Catagenesis

    • B. 

      Cementation

    • C. 

      Impermeable seal

    • D. 

      Kerogen

  • 5. 
    Which of the following factors determines whether oil or gas is generated within a source bed?
    • A. 

      Depth of burial

    • B. 

      Temperature

    • C. 

      Overburden pressure

    • D. 

      All of the above

  • 6. 
    Catagenesis is defined as:
    • A. 

      Process where organic material is converted to hydrocarbons

    • B. 

      Pressure exerted on a rock by its overlying rock or sediments

    • C. 

      Process where physical and chemical changes in sediment occur after it has been deposited and buried under another layer of sediment