TITLE

Youngest oil deposit found below Gulf of California

AUTHOR(S)
Hecht, Jeff
PUB. DATE
April 1991
SOURCE
New Scientist;4/6/91, Vol. 130 Issue 1763, p19
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reveals that a team of geologists from the U.S. and Canada has found an oil deposit only 4240 years old in the Guaymas Basin in the Gulf of California. Age of most oil extracted from the ground; Radiocarbon dating; How oil is formed from the breakdown of organic materials by heat and pressure; Comment of Bernd Simoneit of Oregon State University; How oil is produced at ocean spreading centers;
ACCESSION #
9104293057

Tags: PETROLEUM;  GEOLOGISTS;  RADIOCARBON dating;  OCEAN energy resources;  PETROLEUM reserves

 

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