Depositional environment and organic geochemistry of the Upper Permian Ravnefjeld Formation source rock in East Greenland

F.G. Christiansen, S. Piasecki, L. Stemmerik, N. Telnaes

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    The Upper Permian Ravnefjeld Formation in East Greenland is composed of shales that laterally pass into carbonate buildups and platforms of the Wegener Halvo Formation. The Ravnefjeld Formation is subdivided into five units that can be traced throughout the Upper Permian depositional basin. Two of the units are laminated and organic rich, and were deposited under anoxic conditions. They are considered good to excellent source rocks for liquid hydrocarbons with initial average TOC (total organic carbon) values between 4 and 5% and HI (hydrogen index) between 300 and 400. The source rocks are separated and enclosed by three units of bioturbated siltstone with a TOC of less than 0.5% and an HI of less than 100. These siltstones were deposited under relatively oxic conditions. The organic geochemistry of the source rocks is typical for marine source rocks with some features normally associated with carbonate/evaporite environments. -from Authors

    OriginalsprogEngelsk
    Sider (fra-til)1519-1537
    Antal sider19
    TidsskriftAmerican Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
    Vol/bind77
    Udgave nummer9
    DOI
    StatusUdgivet - sep. 1993

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    • Programområde 3: Energiressourcer

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