source rock


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source rock

[′sȯrs ‚räk]
(geology)
Rock from which fragments have been derived which form a later, usually sedimentary rock. Also known as mother rock; parent rock.
Sedimentary rock, usually shale and limestone, deposited together with organic matter which was subsequently transformed to liquid or gaseous hydrocarbons.
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Scott, "Estimation of kerogen porosity in source rocks as a function of thermal transformation: Example from the Mowry Shale in the Powder River Basin of Wyoming," AAPG Bulletin, vol.
Detailed petrophysical evaluation is now underway with a full suite of unconventional logs to ascertain source rock quality, fracture identification, geochemistry, and rock moduli data.
Robertson Predictions, a global paleogeographic/Earth systems modeling tool, is then used to evaluate whether the Lower Jurassic source rock is present offshore in the absence of well data and even assess its potential quality.
In terms of Potential Yield values [24] (Table), the samples are characterized by variation from no oil source rock to good source rock potential.
Li, "Geochemical characteristics and source rock of Ordovician gas reservoir, Changqing Gasfield," Chinese Science Bulletin, vol.
As illustrated in Figure 2, the production potential of individual wells, the areal extent of potential production (trap size), and the spacing of individual wells are depicted in this idealized comparison of conventional oil traps versus the recent and ongoing unconventional source rock plays.
Owais Ahmed Ghani Wednesday presided over a review meeting on the project " Source Rock Mapping and Investigation for Hydrocarbon Potential in FATA" and directed the Project Management to generate data for attracting oil and gas exploration companies to invest in the areas for development of oil and gas potential.
Tenders are invited for Supply of source rock pyrolyser
In addition, the evaluation criteria of the hydrocarbon source rock are different depending on rock type and the location of the study area [4].
'At the company's other Moroccan licenses, Mohammedia and Kenitra, geochemical analysis indicates a hydrocarbon charge from Cretaceous or younger source rock, with the Cretaceous known as a world-class source rock,' the statement added.
His topics include basic well logs and log signatures, structural and stratigraphic interpretations, trend surface residue anomaly maps, spectral gamma ray logs and fault seal, unconventional and source rock maps, and formation fluid interpretation and hydrocarbon reserves.
Referring to the potential of the resource, he said in the oil and gas industry the quality of the source rock is as good as the reservoir.