TITLE

Making oil without life

PUB. DATE
September 2009
SOURCE
TCE: The Chemical Engineer;Sep2009, Issue 819, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses a research from the Geophysical Laboratory of Carnegie Institution in the U.S., published in the journal "Nature Geoscience," which suggested that heavy hydrocarbons can be created without the need for organic matter. The author explains how oil and gas are formed in the upper mantel and relates the results of laboratory tests showing that methane can be converted into heavier carbons.
ACCESSION #
44410256

 

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