Since we seem to be having big problems these days with the price of oil, an article in that journal about the origin of oil will surely pique your interest as it did mine.
You have doubtless heard the 2 main views for the origin of oil.
According to the author, the 2 main views are:
View 1 is the "The BIOGENIC process that supposedly converted organic matter into the full suites of oils and gases (but this) is a seriously deficient idea."
View 2 "The ABIOGENIC route has some merits, but is ill-defined in terms of its geochemistry and secondary migration. Its main support comes from those who see problems with biogenic oil, but are not willing to accept any form of metaphysical origin of oil."
The author continues: "Neither of the two models provides a geological explanation as to how oil and gas entered reservoirs whilst they were still at shallow depth, and how the hydrocarbons were subsequently retained."
So, what to do?
Well, this article proposes another model / theory / thesis for the origin of Oil.
You may not have the time to read the entire article though it will be worth your while to do so.
But, if you don't have time to make it to the "Summary and Conclusions" part, let me give you part of the author's bottom line which is:
"We are therefore left with the distinct possibility that oil and gas were made by God in the Creation Week, and that they moved into their present positions during the biblical Flood."
Hmmm. Very interesting. And this is a concept which I had not heard or thought about before. Hmmmm.
So, with that by way of introduction, to read the entire article, HERE'S THE LINK