“Rivers of oil” – Misleading term
Similar to the misconception that oil is found in pools underground, you, like many, may also think oil flows in rivers under the ground. The oil is thought to be flowing along from one place to another and if you don’t drill at the right place at the right time, the oil will be gone.
This is also not true.
What you first need to understand is how oil is formed. We will discuss this in upcoming blog posts.