Hydrocarbon Formation

Natural formation of coal, oil, natural gas and methane clathrates from buried biomass

Average Efficiency: 133.25%

INPUTS

Carrier Exergy Flux (J/s) Carbon Flux (g/s) Citations
Plant Matter 3.120e+10 7.800e+05
TOTAL 3.120e+10 7.800e+05

OUTPUT

Carrier Exergy Flux (J/s) Carbon Flux (g/s) Citations
Subsurface Natural Gas 1.880e+09 3.120e+04
Subsurface Petroleum 3.433e+09 7.020e+04
Unmined Coal 5.720e+09 1.716e+05
Methane Hydrates 3.054e+10 5.070e+05
TOTAL 4.157e+10 7.800e+05