Module 8: Petroleum Geochemistry: Organic Petrology

Learning Objectives

Understand what organic petrology is

Understand what maturity is

Appreciate the multiple applications of the field

Know why thermal maturity studies are important – e.g. calibrate models, map maturity spatially, input risk to basins/prospects for charge determinations

Understand the methods of the various thermal history tools

Acknowledge the potential pitfalls of thermal history data and be able to identify data quality issues

Vitrinite data for heat flow modelling
Map the maturity across the basin

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