Petroleum

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A mixture of organic compounds composed mainly of hydrogen and carbon and found in the gaseous, liquid, or solid state in the Earth; includes hydrocarbon gases, bitumen, migrated oil, pyrobitumen, and their refined products, but not kerogen. In European usage, the term is sometimes restricted to refined products only.[1]

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References

  1. Peters, Kenneth E., David J. Curry, and Marek Kacewicz, 2012, An overview of basin and petroleum system modeling: Definitions and concepts, in Peters, Kenneth E., David J. Curry, and Marek Kacewicz, eds., Basin modeling: New horizons in research and applications: AAPG Hedberg Series no. 4, p. 1-16.