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Then I settled on the floor of a beautiful warm sea and sediment began falling on top of me. Over many, many years, I became "kerogen", much like top soil. As I went deeper and deeper, toward the center of the Earth, it got hotter and hotter and I began to transform into oil and gas. There I was, for millions of years when one day, off in the distance, I heard a seismic BOOM! [Learn more about Crudey's background in our Geology section]
There coming to take me away! It wasn't long before that drill bit came crashing right through the rock roof overhead. When the well was completed, there was a nice pump to lift me up through the shiny steel casing, all the way to the surface. I had to rest awhile in a field storage tank and get ready for my next adventure. [Learn more about how Crudey came into the world in our Drilling section.
Moving On! One day a truck came and hauled me off to a battery. It was like I'd been playing outside in the mud. I had to get cleaned up before I could go on. They took away the sand and water that had come along with me. Then they heated me and sent me here and there but finally I was clean enough to take a ride in a pipeline, all the way to the Upgrade. Learn more about how Crudey travels in our Transportation section
I get upgraded and refined. Wow, this was like school. I had to take lots of classes in hard subjects like hydrocracking and desulphurization. They said I needed extra help because I was "heavy" oil. I was heated and treated and heated again. I was cleaned again, lost weight, got in shape and learned how I could become asphalt, or gasoline or even jet fuel. It was hard to know what I would do when I graduated. Learn more about how Crudey got ready for his career in our Refining section
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