basic petroleum geology notes

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Are formed as sediments, either from eroded fragments of older rocks or chemical precipitates: Sedimentary rocks Are formed from pre-existing rocks by mineralogical, chemical and/or structural changes in response to marked changes in temperature, pressure, shearing stress, and chemical environment: Metamorphic rocks

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Are formed as sediments, either from eroded fragments of older rocks or chemical precipitates:Sedimentary rocksAre formed from pre-existing rocks by mineralogical, chemical and/or structural changes in response to marked changes in temperature, pressure, shearing stress, and chemical environment.Metamorphic rocksAre formed from the crystallization of molten rock (magma or lava) from within the earths mantle.Igneous rocksAre the most important and interesting type of rock to the petroleum industry because most oil and gas accumulations occur in themSedimentary rocksStates that most layers of sediment are deposited in a nearly horizontal layerthe principle of original horizontalityStates that each layer of sedimentary rock in a sequence that has not been tectonically disturbed is younger than the layer beneath it and older than the layer above itthe principle of super

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