Module 8: Petroleum Geochemistry

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