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Origin of Petroleum: A New Theory of Its Formation

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Abstract: Petroleum is not a production of directtransformation of organic material into kerogen or oil. Sea organics can’t formsuch huge oil fields, since these sea creatures will either be consumed bybigger ones or decayed after few days. Farther more these sea animals consistof several components, such as proteins, scales, bones, and minerals, whichcould not be changed into oil. These should be seen as oil contamination, andwe know that oil is relatively very purehydrocarbon. Using methane as a primary component in the process ofpetroleum formation is a logical possibility for several reasons. Methane isquite abundant in nature, since the creation of the globe until these days.Furthermore, methane could be transformed into the different components of thecrude oil by polymerization. Methane is highly pure hydrocarbon producinghighly pure oil components. Methane could migrate easier than kerogen, and becollected in the methane traps (oil traps), since it behaves like water seepinginto the lower beds. By mild heat and pressure at the depth methane polymers(oil components) will be formed. Oil is considered to be formed in-situ and not as mentionedin the organic theory, migrating from the kitchen to the oil trap. All theabove point of views will be discussing in detail. Alternative ideas which aremore logical and more acceptable will be suggested, and it will be the newprogress concerning the origin of petroleum, its exploration, and localization.

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