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Coragyps
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Message 1254 of 1482 (843751)
11-20-2018 6:46 PM
Reply to: Message 1253 by ICANT
11-20-2018 5:23 PM


Re: Creation
ICANT, the way that deep oil gets pressurized to 22,000 psi is by being around five miles beneath the surface. Rock is typically sort of heavy - like two and a half times as heavy as water or more - and that weight is borne by whatever is beneath this rock. If what’s beneath is more rock with pore spaces containing fluid, the fluid can feel that weight. A foot’s depth of rock translates into approximately one pound per square inch. So 22,000 feet of rock can supply about 22,000 psi. Leaks from the reservoir will, of course, lower the fluid pressure. But there are reservoirs that get close to that ideal - Mahakam and Arun in Indonesia come to mind.
Edited by Coragyps, : Fumblefingers

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Coragyps
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Message 1256 of 1482 (843753)
11-20-2018 10:06 PM
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11-20-2018 9:58 PM


Re: Creation
Sedimentation.
And occasionally a little tectonics.
But just sedimentation is the better way.

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