Why does oil float on water?
I'm going to post the occasional science question from time to time if thats ok with everyone. My first one asks why does oil float on water? This is super relevant to me, and to us as an oil and gas community.
We inject water into the reservoir to bring the oil higher up and easier to pump because we know that oil floats on water. God forbid if there's an accident, we know that we can deploy surface equipment to contain the slick. We also know that dispersants can make the oil sink to the bottom of the ocean.
So, I'm a driller and a damn good one but I never completed my education. I've made it my mission in life to keep on learning until the day I die. I'm actually really interested in science, but messed around in high school. Education is about motivation, and no-one needs a teacher standing at the front of the room.
I just thought that this topic might be a good one to discuss here, thanks!