Roger Anderson

Jul. 23, 2010

Understanding Oil Geology

With response teams still working to seal the Deepwater Horizon well, we'll take a look at the geology of undersea oil fields. What makes some locations better drill sites than others?

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\tThe La Brea Tar Pits are  world-renowned fossil sites for good reason—they're the mass graves of thousands of Ice Age creatures, each with a story to tell. Researchers at the nearby Page Museum clean the asphalt from the fossil remains, and using paleoforensics, recount the grim details of their deaths. In the process, clues emerge about what life was like in prehistoric Los Angeles.

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