Geochemistry of Lithuanian oils and source rocks: A preliminary assessment

O. Zdanavǐciuté, J.A. Bojesen-Koefoed

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A series of oils and potential petroleum source-rock samples has been analysed from exploration wells on-and offshore Lithuania. Despite the limited amount of data, the results indicate the possible existence of partly-exhausted source rocks within the Cambrian succession. Furthermore, possible source rocks are present within the Ordovician succession, and excellent source rocks occur within the Silurian in several wells. The source rocks are all present within a few hundred metres of stratigraphic succession, and the thermal maturity roughly follows the actual depth of burial, despite the fact that most of the subsidence and maturation took place in the latest Palaeozoic. The most important reservoir rocks are Middle Cambrian sandstones, but petroleum accumulations also occur in Ordovician limestones and Silurian reefal carbonates. Petroleum accumulations in Lithuania probably result from the pooling of oil derived from several sources, with the Lower Silurian (Llandoverian) shales being the most important single contributor.

Sider (fra-til)381-402
Antal sider22
TidsskriftJournal of Petroleum Geology
Udgave nummer4
StatusUdgivet - okt. 1997


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