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Explains how organic material is converted into petroleum

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      NSDL_SetSpec_ncs-NSDL-COLLECTION-000-003-111-985,Sediment Maturation; thousands of years; stack of mud and organic remains many kilometers thick may pile up on the sea floor; especially in nutrient-rich waters; Given enough time; the overlying sediments that are constantly being deposited will bury these organic remains and mud so deeply that they will eventually be turned into solid rock; It is believed that high heat and intense pressure help along various chemical reactions; transforming the soft parts of ancient organisms found in the deep-sea sludge into oil and natural gas; At this point this ooze at the bottom of the ocean turns into source rock,NSDL,oai:nsdl.org:2200/20120110191006477T

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