posted on Feb, 16 2011 @ 09:48 PM
Here is an article I found in regards to my question about a void.Not trying to be argumenative or anything I just found this interesting.Here is a
snippet."In some cases, the oil may be too heavy to flow. In these cases, the crew drills a second hole into the reservoir and injects steam under
pressure. The heat from the steam thins the oil in the reservoir, and the pressure helps push it up the well. This process is called enhanced oil
recovery."And the link if I can post it.science.howstuffworks.com...
The only reason I am posting this is because in this article they refer to the oil being in a reservoir.And here is the definition of reservoir.
Reservoir:A receptacle or chamber for holding a liquid or fluid.
A cavity or part that holds some fluid or secretion.
So my question is then is it coming from between layers of rock or within a reservoir?According to the article it's a reservoir.So if that is the
case,then when it is released from the reservoir does it leave a void?I guess what I am trying to say is when you extract something from the
earth,let's say,200,000,000 million barrels of oil there will be a volume of space left unaccounted for