Petroleum Source Rocks

  • Barry J. Katz

Part of the Casebooks in Earth Sciences book series (CASEBOOKS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIII
  2. B. S. Cooper, P. C. Barnard, N. Telnaes
    Pages 89-110
  3. R. Burwood, S. M. De Witte, B. Mycke, J. Paulet
    Pages 235-263
  4. P. A. Kelley, B. Mertani, H. H. Williams
    Pages 283-308
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 325-329

About this book


Over the past two decades there has been increased interest in the availability of hydrocarbon charge through a better understanding of petroleum geochemistry and the identification and characterization of petroleum source rocks. These rocks are geochemically unique and form under specific sets of circumstances. This book brings together both geologic and geochemical data from fifteen petroleum source rocks, ranging in age from Devonian to Eocene, that would otherwise be widely dispersed in the literature or available only in proprietary corporate databases. Much of this information, presented in either a tabular or graphic fashion, provides the petroleum explorationist and the geochemist with a framework to establish relationships among various geochemical indices and depositional settings.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Barry J. Katz
    • 1
  1. 1.E & P Technology DepartmentTexaco Inc.HoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1995
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-78913-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-78911-3
  • Series Print ISSN 0178-5621
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