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What time period did the world's population double?
Top 3 consumers of oil?
USA, Australia, Europe
Most of the oil reserves are located where?
what 3 things are needed to form a hydrocarbon, which is a thermochemical process?
Heat, carbon source, time
Sediment is thickest around where?
Where does most organic material come from?
Why isn't there a lot of organic matter on the ocean floor/
it gets eaten before it gets down there
What is the largest anoxic body of water?
Black sea...has estuary circulation
what is important for generation of hydrocarbon sources?
what temperature of water holds less oxygen?
How do you prevent the deep sea from getting oxygen
increase productivity or decrease bottom circulation
what are the traits of a good resevoir?
porosity and permeability
where was the latest oil discovery..being the largest in 30 years?
What is the largest carbon source on earth and where is it found?
methane hydrates, found on coastal margins
how can you detect methane hydrates?
what is the largest single mining operation
in Ocean Cay, bahamas. Aragonite(carbonate) is pumped and used to make portland cememnt
where are manganese nodules found?
deep sea clays
what are the 5 strategic metals?
Why hasn't large scale Mn nodule miningtaken place?
expensive, fight over who owns them
how many miles is the EEZ?
200 nautical miles
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