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An introduction to geology
An introduction to geology

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3.15 Summary of Week 3

This week you’ve learned what oil really is, some of the different (and possibly unexpected) uses we have for oil as a society, and the geological processes which act together to form oil. You’ve learned about how 3D seismic surveys enable us to pinpoint exactly where oil is in the earth, and how economics mean it’s unlikely we’ll ever truly run out of oil.

Next week you’re going to look at the other side of the topics covered in the course so far – the environmental impacts and possible geological solutions that come from using the Earth’s geological resources.

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