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Suggestive evidence on the origin of petroleum and oil shale

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Abstract

Oil shales and coals originated in fresh water muds that contained large amounts of spores, algae, and other nonwoody vegetable material. This organic debris was partly decomposed by bacterial action but not enough to increase the percentage of fats by removal of other plant substances. By contrast, petroleum was formed by thorough decomposition of nonfatty material in salt water. The main difference in bacterial action was due to differences in the saline content of the water in which the organic material was deposited. In fresh water, the amount of decay was small, whereas in salt water it was nearly complete.
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Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1923
Product Type:
Journal Article
Reference Number:
EDB-77-143654
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Oil Eng. Finance; (United Kingdom); Journal Volume: 3
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; OIL SHALES; ORIGIN; PETROLEUM; ALGAE; BIODEGRADATION; DECOMPOSITION; FRESH WATER; PLANTS; SEAWATER; SPORES; BIOMASS; BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; HYDROGEN COMPOUNDS; OXYGEN COMPOUNDS; RENEWABLE ENERGY SOURCES; WATER; 020200* - Petroleum- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 040201 - Oil Shales & Tar Sands- Site Geology- (-1989)
OSTI ID:
7299681
Country of Origin:
United Kingdom
Language:
English
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Journal ID: CODEN: OIEFA
Submitting Site:
TIC
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Pages: 443-444, 452
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Jones, J C. Suggestive evidence on the origin of petroleum and oil shale. United Kingdom: N. p., 1923. Web.
Jones, J C. Suggestive evidence on the origin of petroleum and oil shale. United Kingdom.
Jones, J C. 1923. "Suggestive evidence on the origin of petroleum and oil shale." United Kingdom.
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title = {Suggestive evidence on the origin of petroleum and oil shale}
author = {Jones, J C}
abstractNote = {Oil shales and coals originated in fresh water muds that contained large amounts of spores, algae, and other nonwoody vegetable material. This organic debris was partly decomposed by bacterial action but not enough to increase the percentage of fats by removal of other plant substances. By contrast, petroleum was formed by thorough decomposition of nonfatty material in salt water. The main difference in bacterial action was due to differences in the saline content of the water in which the organic material was deposited. In fresh water, the amount of decay was small, whereas in salt water it was nearly complete.}
journal = {Oil Eng. Finance; (United Kingdom)}
volume = {3}
journal type = {AC}
place = {United Kingdom}
year = {1923}
month = {Jan}
}