Oil Transformation Cartoon

Updated: 5/22/2021
Oil Transformation Cartoon

Storyboard Text

  • CO2
  • During the Prehistoric era (Jurassic era) there was a lot of Carbon Dioxide in the Atmosphere
  • CO2
  • CO2
  • The phytoplankton and algae near the surface of the ocean would absorb the Carbon that was in the atmosphere
  • phytoplankton
  • phytoplankton
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  • The oceans would get so hot there was no oxygen left the phytoplankton with the Carbon in them would die and go to the bottom of the ocean along with coral and other small dead animals that also had carbon and be turned into organic material.
  • phytoplankton
  • phytoplankton
  • Sediment
  • Before the ocean would cool down completely the carbon in the organic material would become hydrocarbon and then it would become solidified sediment when the oceans cooled down.
  • Organic Material
  • That solidified sediment would then become carbon-rich shale (rock) that when melted would become crude oil.
  • Sediment
  • The crude oil is then drilled out of the earth, mostly the Middle East but also from oceans, and sold to different countries.