Module 2: Petroleum Geochemistry: Source Rocks

Learning Objectives

Understanding why and how source rocks occur

Source rock types and how they reflect their depositional environment

How source rocks evolve with increasing burial

Predicting hydrocarbon type and volumes based on source rock type and maturity

Principle geochemical methods of characterizing source rocks (Rock-Eval, Organic Petrology, Extraction)

Using wireline logs for source rock analysis

Van Krevelen diagrams characterise source rock organic matter
APT Source Rock Standards

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