HOW OIL WAS FORMED-سُوۡرَةُ یسٓ .80

ٱلَّذِى جَعَلَ لَكُم مِّنَ ٱلشَّجَرِ ٱلۡأَخۡضَرِ نَارً۬ا فَإِذَآ أَنتُم مِّنۡهُ تُوقِدُونَ ٨٠ :

Translation:He, Who produces for you fire out of the green tree, when behold! You kindle therewith. (80)

 –سُوۡرَةُ یسٓ


Oil was formed from the remains of animals and plants that lived millions of years ago in a marine (water) environment before the dinosaurs.   Over the years, the remains were covered by layers of mud.  Heat and pressure from these layers helped the remains turn into what we today call crude oil .  The word “petroleum” means “rock oil” or “oil from the earth.”

Three images, all about Petroleum & Natural Gas Formation.    The first image is about the Ocean 300 to 400 million years ago. Tiny sea plants and animals died and were buried on the ocean floor. Over time, they were covered by layers of sand and silt.    The second image is about the Ocean 50 to 100 million years ago. Over millions of years, the remains were buried deeper and deeper. The enormous heat and pressure turned them into oil and gas.    The third image is about Oil & Gas Deposits. Today, we drill down through layers of sand, silt, and rock to reach the rock formations that contain oil and gas deposits.

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