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How is oil formed and trapped so we can use it as a resource?  Learn about source rocks, reservoir rocks, trap-rocks and different forms of oil traps.

Looking for an additional activity? Then have a go at making up these free 3-D paper models of the different oil traps.

GEOetc Members – there is also an activity where you can have students interpret simple seismic data and make a decision on where to place an oil well.  Check it out here.


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Oil – how oil is formed and trapped

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