Badly distributed wealth

If one observes the distribution of hydrocarbons in the world, it is quite clear that it is not uniform all over the planet, but there are areas in which hydrocarbons are much more abundant and others that are totally devoid: the imbalance between the quantity of hydrocarbons contained in the reserves of the different world oil-yielding provinces is very clear. What conditions and determines the distribution of natural gas and oil in the subsoil?
Geology helps us to understand
The factors that determine the quantity of hydrocarbons present in a region are manifold and all of a geological nature: to understand why one region is richer than another and to evaluate the potential of an oil-yielding province it is necessary to know its geology very well, both in terms of the different types of rock you can find and in terms of its geological history. This knowledge, that is not always easy to obtain, is very important to be able to implement a preliminary evaluation on areas that have not yet been explored as far as hydrocarbon research is concerned and to determine their productive potential. It is a fundamental step when an exploration is being carried out.

 

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