Sand injections: the key to unlocking hydrocarbons on Earth and beyond

The search for alternative sources of oil has resulted in new information about the role of sand injectites, research that is only now helping scientists unlock a host of new secrets about the nature of subsurface hydrocarbons, both at home and in the solar system. Exciting research from the University of Aberdeen explains how sand injections can pinpoint additional reserves with implications above and beyond the Earth's subsurface.