Hydrocarbon source rock potential of the Devonian rocks of the Orcadian Basin

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doi: 10.1144/sjg21030301
Authors:Marshall, J. E. A.; Brown, J. F.; Hindmarsh, S.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
Univ. Southampton, Dep. Geol., Southampton, United Kingdom
Mobil Oil Libya, Libya
Gearhart Geo Consult., United Kingdom
Volume Title:Orcadian Basin
Volume Authors:Allison, Iain, editor; Biggar, Gordon M.; Brown, Stewart; Fannin, Nigel G. T.; Hall, Jeremy; Owen, Alan W.; Smythe, David K.; Trewin, Nigel H.; Grant, Douglas
Source:The Orcadian Basin, edited by Iain Allison, Gordon M. Biggar, Stewart Brown, Nigel G. T. Fannin, Jeremy Hall, Alan W. Owen, David K. Smythe, Nigel H. Trewin and Douglas Grant. Scottish Journal of Geology, 21(3), p.301-320. Publisher: Scottish Academic Press, Edinburgh, United Kingdom. ISSN: 0036-9276
Publication Date:1985
Note:In English. 49 refs.; illus. incl. 1 table, geol. sketch maps
Summary:Techniques involving total organic carbon determination, pyrolysis, visual kerogen typing, spore colour and vitrinite reflectance have been used to assess the content of organic matter and maturation level of potential hydrocarbon rocks from the Devonian Orcadian basin. The main development does contain significant Middle Devonian and minor Lower Devonian hydrocarbon source rocks with oil- and gas-prone material which are still in the oil window for most of the succession. [R.A.H.]
Subjects:Bitumens; Devonian; Economic geology; Energy sources; Genesis; Geochemistry; Grabens; Kerogen; Macerals; Maturity; Old Red Sandstone; Organic compounds; Paleozoic; Pyrolysis; Reflectance; Sedimentary rocks; Source rocks; Thermal history; Vitrinite; Atlantic Ocean; Atlantic Ocean Islands; Europe; Fair Isle; Great Britain; North Atlantic; North Sea; Orcadian Basin; Orkney Islands; Scotland; Shetland Islands; United Kingdom; Western Europe; Organic materials
Coordinates:N573000 N603000 W0010000 W0040000
Abstract Numbers:86M/3416
Record ID:1986047163
Copyright Information:GeoRef, Copyright 2019 American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Mineralogical Abstracts, United Kingdom, Twickenham, United Kingdom
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