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In the second mission, named Dragonfly, a robotic drone would be sent to Titan, Saturn’s largest moon, which has seas of hydrocarbons.
Hydraulic fracturing injects water, chemicals and sand into oil wells in such high volumes the concoction over-pressures the wells and fractures the shale rock, releasing the hydrocarbons.
Others cautioned that Premier’s estimate of the size of the discovery refers only to oil-in-place, not the amount of hydrocarbons that could be recovered from the field.
These planets have a solid core surrounded by icy oceans made up of hydrocarbons, water and ammonia.
The most up-to-date theory suggests that magmatic intrusions (the type that did not reach the Earth’s surface) lit up the large deposits of hydrocarbons encased in the rocks.
Editor's Note August 23, 2017: An earlier version of this article mistakenly suggested ammonia and water were types of hydrocarbons.
Production costs are around $11 per barrel at Ogarrio—which received the most bids—and around $16 per barrel at Cárdenas and Mora, hydrocarbons regulator Juan Carlos Zepeda said.
Shortly thereafter, in December 2004, Huygens departed the mother ship and made the first landing on an alien moon, touching down in the hydrocarbon slushes of Titan three weeks later.
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