What is the natural form of oil?
The natural form of oil is called crude oil. Oil is developed from once living organisms that were transformed over geologic time into hydrocarbons from heat and pressure as the organisms were being buried and lithified. Straight from the earth, crude oil contains hydrocarbons plus small amounts of oxygen, nitrogen, sulfur, salt, water, and trace amounts of certain metals. Oil is found primarily in sedimentary rocks including limestone, sandstone, and shale. Crude oil is found in varying viscosities (thickness) depending on variabilities in the environment in which it was formed. The types and thickness of oil is determined by the number of carbon atoms that make up the hydrocarbon chain molecule. The more carbon atoms the thicker the oil. Oil refineries, using heating and distillation processes, break up long-chain hydrocarbons and separate crude oil into gasoline, diesel fuel, kerosene, lubricating oils, waxes and asphalt. After further processing at petrochemical plants, crude oil can be converted to fertilizer and plastics. Note that "bedrock" is the solid rock that underlies loose materials such as dirt, clay, sand, and gravel on the surface of the ground. Oil is ALWAYS found below bedrock. Oil cannot be found at any depth below about 30,000 feet. Large oil/gas discoveries have been found at just a few hundred feet in Appalachia, whereas offshore drilling prospects in say the gulf coast could reach depths of 20,000 feet or more. And this whole process of oil formation is classified into two, the biogenic process and abiogenic process. Biogenic meaning formation from decomposition of dead and decayed matter (organically formed), while Abiogenic is the formation from deposited minerals gotten from the earth itself (inorganically formed).
Natural gas is not made but harvest like all other form of petroleum. Natural gas occurred in the same way as petroleum, a sediment of biomass in presence of pressure and heat from geothermal breakdown the biomass to liquid oil and gas. Determination if the oil well would produce natural gas, oil or coal is provided in the link.
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Iraq has abundant renewable resources in the form of hydroelectric power and non-renewable resources in the form of natural gas and oil. The resource that produces the most income for Iraq is oil. Hydroelectric power and natural gas resources are important, as using these energy sources within Iraq, permits more oil to be exported.
obviously the previous answer is incorrect, the true answer is that natural gas and oil is NOT minerals because they both lack a crystal structure and a solid form. +++ That's not correct either: I am not sure about natural gas, but oil is regarded as a mineral. Although many minerals are indeed crystalline, that property does not necessarily define a mineral. Coal, iron-ore and clay are amorphous minerals, too, for example.
If i'm asked this question, I will consider the fossil fuels as coal, oil and natural gas. Coal and oil cannot be recreated in a laboratory setting as it takes millions of years for these fuels to go from buried organic material to their final form. But, bio-diesel oil can be produced, which has many of the hydrocarbons found in crude oil. Natural gas can be made from decaying material, almost all methane, so I…
An interesting question. I will consider the fossil fuels as coal, oil and natural gas. Coal and oil can not be recreated in a laboratory setting as it takes millions of years for these fuels to go from buried organic material to their final form. But, bio-diesel oil can be produced, which has many of the hydrocarbons found in crude oil. Natural gas can be made from decaying material, almost all methane, so I would…