Understanding Oil and Gas Shows and Seals in the Search for Hydrocarbons

  • John┬áDolson

About this book


The book covers in detail the ways to differentiate between residual and continuous phase (trapped) oil, false shows and shows associated with source rocks and tight oil and gas reservoirs (potential unconventional targets). Case histories of finding by-passed plays, new migration routes and new fields will be shown for each major topic. All of these materials are presented in the context of modern petroleum systems modeling of migration and charge, with an emphasis on how to calibrate and test the validity of the computer models.  Lastly, exercises are included to reinforce the concepts in each chapter.


Fluid Inclusion Gas Shows Gas Trap Mud Gas Oil Migration Oil Seal Oil Shows Oil Trap Petroleum Systems Oil Plays Gas Plays Gas Shows

Authors and affiliations

  • John┬áDolson
    • 1
  1. 1.DSP Geosciences and AssociatesCoconut GroveUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Energy
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-29708-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-29710-1
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