Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use


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If an individual wanted to completely remove products created by and through the use of oil and natural gas from their life or benefit from them in any way, what are some things that would be different?

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1. When a petroleum geologist evaluates an area and finds an oil deposit that can be economically recovered using existing technologies, it is said to be _____.

2. What is the significance of using 3-D Seismic Technology for oil and natural gas exploration?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Focusing on where to find what we are so dependent upon, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of the process of extracting and using oil and natural gas reserves. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include the products made from oil as well as the names of the professionals that locate oil and natural gas.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Products made from oil
  • Who locates oil and natural gas
  • The term that describes an oil deposit that can be recovered with current technologies
  • A drilling technique that can drill paths that are parallel to the ground
  • A technological advancement that uses sound waves to locate oil and natural gas

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the kind of specialist who locates oil and natural gas and interpret it correctly
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the products made from oil
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related oil and natural gas lesson

Additional Learning

To learn more about where your plastic water bottle came from, review the corresponding lesson called Oil and Natural Gas Reserves: Availability, Extraction and Use. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand where oil and natural gas are found
  • Explain how oil and natural gas are used
  • Identify how we determine how much oil and gas we have
  • Describe the methods to make these resources readily available
  • Appreciate the difference between directional and horizontal drilling