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Application of Analytical Techniques to Petroleum Systems

Product Code: SP484
Series: GSL Special Publications - print copy
Author/Editor: Edited by P. Dowey, M. Osborne and H. Volk
Publication Date: 05 November 2020
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Special Publication 484

Published online 19/10/2020. Print copies available from 05/11/2020.

Cutting-edge techniques have always been utilized in petroleum exploration and production to reduce costs and improve efficiencies. The demand for petroleum in the form of oil and gas is expected to increase for electricity production, transport and chemical production, largely driven by an increase in energy consumption in the developing world. Innovations in analytical methods will continue to play a key role in the industry moving forwards as society shifts towards lower carbon energy systems and more advantaged oil and gas resources are targeted. This volume brings together new analytical approaches and describes how they can be applied to the study of petroleum systems. The papers within this volume cover a wide range of topics and case studies, in the fields of fluid and isotope geochemistry, organic geochemistry, imaging and sediment provenance. The work illustrates how the current, state-of-the-art technology can be effectively utilised to address ongoing challenges in petroleum geoscience.

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Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN:
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 9781786204066
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Hardback
Pages: 346
Weight: 0.95 kg


Dowey, P. J., Osborne, M. and Volk, H. Application of analytical techniques to petroleum systems: an introduction

van Bergen, P. F. and Gordon, M. Production geochemistry: fluids don’t lie and the devil is in the detail

Bourdet, J. F. R., Heath, C. H. and Kempton, R. H. Adaptation of fluid inclusion techniques for investigating gas charge – examples from the Caswell Sub-basin, Browse Basin, Australia

Faiz, M., Zoitsas, A., Altmann, C., Baruch, E. and Close, D. Compositional variations and carbon isotope reversal in coal and shale gas reservoirs of the Bowen and Beetaloo basins, Australia

Poetz, S., Kuske, S., Song, Y., Jweda, J., Michael, E. and Horsfield, B. Using polar nitrogen-, sulphur- and oxygen-compound compositions from ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry for petroleum fluid assessment in the Eagle Ford Formation, Texas

Doerner, M., Berner, U., Erdmann, M. and Barth, T. Organic geochemical research analytics of the petroleum industry: enhanced data density and method flexibility using gas chromatograph multiple detector coupling

Schito, A. and Corrado, S. An automatic approach for characterization of the thermal maturity of dispersed organic matter Raman spectra at low diagenetic stages

Walters, C. C. Organic geochemistry at varying scales: from kilometres to ångstroms 

Meredith, W., Uguna, C. N., Snape, C. E., Carr, A. D. and Scotchman, I. C. Formation of bitumen in the Elgin–Franklin complex, Central Graben, North Sea: implications for hydrocarbon charging

Buckman, J., Mahoney, C., Bankole, S., Couples, G., Lewis, H., Wagner, T., März, C., Blanco, V. and Stow, D. Workflow model for the digitization of mudrocks

Worden, R. H., Utley, J. E. P., Butcher, A. R., Griffiths, J., Wooldridge, L. J. and Lawan, A. Y. Improved imaging and analysis of chlorite in reservoirs and modern day analogues: new insights for reservoir quality and provenance

Misch, D., Klaver, J., Gross, D., Rustamov, J., Sachsenhofer, R. F., Schmatz, J. and Urai, J. L. Pore space characteristics of the Upper Visean ‘Rudov Beds’: insights from broad ion beam scanning electron microscopy and organic geochemical investigations

Osborne, M. and Volk, H. Understanding variations in reservoir porosity in the Eagle Ford Shale using scanning electron microscopy: implications for basin modelling

Andrew, M. Comparing organic-hosted and intergranular pore networks: topography and topology in grains, gaps and bubbles

Flowerdew, M. J., Fleming, E. J., Morton, A. C., Frei, D., Chew, D. M. and Daly, J. S. Assessing mineral fertility and bias in sedimentary provenance studies: examples from the
Barents Shelf

Caracciolo, L., Andò, S., Vermeesch, P., Garzanti, E., McCabe, R., Barbarano, M., Paleari, C., Rittner, M. and Pearce, T. A multidisciplinary approach for the quantitative provenance analysis of siltstone: Mesozoic Mandawa Basin, southeastern Tanzania

Muirhead, D. K., Duffy, M., Schofield, N., Mark, N. and Rowe, M. D. Making oil from magma 

Worden, R. H., Morrall, G. T., Kelly, S., Mc Ardle, P. and Barshep, D. V. A renewed look at calcite cement in marine-deltaic sandstones: the Brent Reservoir, Heather Field, northern North Sea, UK


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