Petroleum Geology
What Makes Petroleum? | Source for the Oil | Characteristics of Reservoir Rocks | Structural Trap | Anticline Trap | Fault Trap | Salt Dome Trap | Recent News In Petroleum | Bibliography


Oil, Oil, Everywhere

Have you ever wondered how petroleum is formed? If so, you are in the right place. This website is designed to take you on a virtual tour of the geological factors necessary for petroleum generation and the geologic reasons why petroleum reserves are located where they are, along with some current news on oil. Also we will look more in depth what paleoenvironments were responsible for creating the organic materials that were transformed into oil. When navigating through this page, use the links on the upper right corner to browse through the topics.


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By David Oser
For Geology 115
at University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Page Last Updated on April 29, 2004