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Hydrocarbon Properties

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40 minutes

(average of 20 minutes per Subtopic)

This topic reviews the characteristics and categorizations of gas, as well as the properties, classifications, and alterations of crude oil. It includes the differences between non-hydrocarbon and hydrocarbon gases, and explores gas hydrates. Physical properties, chemical properties, and varying composition of crude oil are presented, and how these three elements can have both positive and negative effects on petroleum exploration are also explored. This topic also evaluates a typical classification scheme of the occurrence of crude oils.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 2
  • expand/collapse Gas Properties and Classifications
    • Gas Properties and Classifications Overview
    • Properties of Non-Hydrocarbon Gases
    • Hydrocarbon Gases
    • Gas Hydrates
  • expand/collapse Crude Oil Properties, Classifications, and Alterations
    • Crude Oil Properties, Classifications, and Alterations Overview
    • Physical Properties of Crude Oil
    • Chemical Properties of Crude Oil
    • Classification and Occurrences of Crude Oils
    • Alteration of Crude Oil
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