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anonymous
 5 years ago
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say you purchased a piece of land 150 meters by 10,000 meters. The thickness of the reservoir rock that you hope contains petroleum is 9 meters. Calculate the total volume of your possible oil field in cubic meters. If the answer is:
103,500,000 cubic meters
than how do i answer this next question?
Not all of this thickness will be petroleum. Petroleum is only found in the pore spaces of rock, and some of those pore spaces may contain both water and oil. Assuming a 20% pore space, how much volume o
anonymous
 5 years ago
mlbmarlins2011 Pupil (0 fans) say you purchased a piece of land 150 meters by 10,000 meters. The thickness of the reservoir rock that you hope contains petroleum is 9 meters. Calculate the total volume of your possible oil field in cubic meters. If the answer is: 103,500,000 cubic meters than how do i answer this next question? Not all of this thickness will be petroleum. Petroleum is only found in the pore spaces of rock, and some of those pore spaces may contain both water and oil. Assuming a 20% pore space, how much volume o

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anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0volume of petroleum can you now optimistically expect?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0you can imagine your land as a solid rectangle , the given is the following: h= 150 m L = 10,000 m w = 9 m and the general formula of the Rectangle's volume is : \[V = Lwh\] \[V = (10,000)(150)(9) \] \[V = 13500000 m^3\]

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0that's your volume ^_^

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0the second question is incomplete, can you retype it please? ^_^

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0The second question is: Not all of this thickness will be petroleum. Petroleum is only found in the pore spaces of rock, and some of those pore spaces may contain both water and oil. Assuming a 20% pore space, how much volume of petroleum can you now optimistically expect?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0I think you have to mulitply 20% by the volume and you'll get:\[V= (13500000)(20/100)\]\[V = 2700000 m^3\] Correct me if I'm wrong :)

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0That sounds right and then it goes on to say: The estimate you calculated was for both oil and water in the pore spaces. Assume 35% is oil and the rest is water. Now how much petroleum can you expect?

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0Alright, you have found the volume for both the oil and water in the pore, so subtract it from 35/100 :) I guess

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0if 20% is both oil and water and 35% is just oil, then add both and subtract from 100% and you'll get the petroleum percentage

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0so 35% + 20% = 55% 100% 55% = 45% is petroleum

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0and 35% 20% = 15% is water

anonymous
 5 years ago
Best ResponseYou've already chosen the best response.0lol, hold on: water = 15% oil = 35% oil + water = 45% petroleum = 100%  45% = 55% Correct me if I'm wrong ^_^
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