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Why Not Refine Crude Oil At Source

Some places, like the North Slope of Alaska, are inhospitable to the construction of refineries. It is cheaper and more convenient in this case to transport the crude to a distant refinery via a ...
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Do sea oil platforms use the oil they extract to power their engines?

Platforms are weight and space limited so there is generally no room for processing( and processing will require more crew and their facilities). Gas, oil and water are usually separated, often it is ...
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Plug valve problem

If the plug (or any other type) valve is full bore the pig should pass. Full bore valves are common in oil production , well head valves in particular are full bore. There are many types of pigs your ...
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What would be a reasonable estimate for the amount of petroleum needed to find, produce and deliver one barrel of petroleum?

A recent paper seems to provide an answer: https://www.researchgate.net/publication/354885905_Peak_oil_and_the_low-carbon_energy_transition_A_net-energy_perspective There is an interesting graph, ...

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