volume 51, issue 3, P361-393 2007
DOI: 10.1002/jctb.280510308
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Abstract: Abstract The extraction of oil from oil reservoirs beneath the North Sea has stimulated an immense popular interest in oil exploration and production. The mass media cover many of the sensational aspects of the industry but the mechanisms of the production of oil from the reservoir are not often mentioned. This is partly because the reservoir is a huge heterogeneous volume hidden underground, but also because some background in science is required. The mechanisms of oil recovery depend to a great extent on wh…

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