Isotope techniques for tracing migration of gases in sedimentary basins

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doi: 10.1144/gsjgs.140.3.0415
Authors:Schoell, Martin
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Bundesanstalt Geowiss. Rohstoffe, Hanover 3000, Federal Republic of Germany
Volume Title:Applications of petroleum geochemistry to basin studies; a meeting held at the Geological Society
Volume Authors:Brooks, J., editor
Source:Journal of the Geological Society of London, 140(3), p.415-422; Applications of petroleum geochemistry to basin studies; meeting, London, United Kingdom, Sept.22-23, 1911, edited by J. Brooks. Publisher: Geological Society of London, London, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0016-7649
Publication Date:1983
Note:In English. 19 refs.; illus.
Summary:The isotopic composition of methane is dependent primarily on the stage of maturation of organic matter present in the hydrocarbon source rocks and is not changed during migration. The isotopic composition of in situ methane can be estimated from the maturity of the source organic matter. Migrated methane from deeper, more mature sources is recognized by its relative 13C enrichment compared to indigenous methane. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Aliphatic hydrocarbons; Alkanes; Basins; C-13/C-12; Carbon; Economic geology; Geochemistry; Hydrocarbons; Isotopes; Maturity; Methane; Migration; Natural gas; Organic compounds; Petroleum; Sedimentary basins; Stable isotopes; Central Europe; Europe; Germany; Organic materials; South Alpine Basin; West Germany
Abstract Numbers:84M/0706
Record ID:1985082904
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom, Reference includes data from PASCAL, Institute de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
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