"Hydrocarbon Systems" is a short way of saying
"the steps that need to occur for there to be an economic
accumulation of oil underground"

Click on a number below to learn about the process of forming and accumulating oil.
Remember that if any of the following are not present or fail to occur, the deal is off, and no oil will accumulate.

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