Mineral dating tracks oil

Quenching the world’s ever-increasing thirst for oil is a continuous struggle. The key to successfully doing so lies in locating and developing more and more petroleum reserves. And critical to doing that is being better able to “view” what is beneath the surface of the Earth. Fortunately, advancing technology continues to provide oil producers with amazing techniques.One example is work by scientists at the University of Aberdeen. The researchers have developed an analytical technique that could help producers discover formerly uncharted oil reservoirs with mineral dating.According to the researchers, this new method can “directly establish the timing of oil migra...

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