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oil production - the act of drilling a hole in the earth in the hope of producing petroleum. boring, drilling. production - (economics) manufacturing or mining or growing something (usually in large quantities) for sale; "he introduced more efficient methods of production"
Production is the process of extracting the hydrocarbons and separating the mixture of liquid hydrocarbons, gas, water, and solids, removing the constituents that are non-saleable, and selling the liquid hydrocarbons and gas. Production sites often handle crude oil from more than one well.
Oil is a fossil fuel that has been formed from a large amount tiny plants and animals such as algae and zooplankton. ... Once the oil and natural gas is formed, it migrates through pores in the rock until it gets trapped under cap rock and clay where the oil can no longer get through.