4.4: Energy

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What is energy? What kind of energy do we extract from the earth? How do we find it?

Goals

By the end of this section you will:

1. Have a thorough understanding of the requirements to form oil and natural gas reservoirs, from deposition to formation of the reservoir;
2. Be able to explain the processes geologists use to locate oil and natural gas reservoirs; and
3. Have an appreciation for the environmental costs of oil and natural gas extraction.

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