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

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

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