Module 2: Source Rocks

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

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