SOURCE ROCKS OF NORTH AND CENTRAL AMERICAN BASINS
Rasoul Sorkhabi, Ph.D. | Eiichi Setoyama, Ph.D. | Christopher Kessler
Status: In Development | Report Number I 01411
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An ArcGIS database of source rocks of North & Central American basins (USA, Canada, Mexico, Cuba and neighboring countries) including basinal, stratigraphic, sedimentological, and geochemical attributes (TOC, VR, kerogen type, pyrolysis, HC type, etc.).
ArcGIS maps highlighting distribution of source rocks in space and through geologic history.
By better understanding the source rock characteristics of sedimentary basins in North & Central Americas based on a user-friendly database, explorationists can mitigate the risk of charge potential and hydrocarbon generation as part of the overall petroleum system.
A quick assessment tool for conventional and unconventional play analysis based on source rocks and for assessing data-poor and/or by-passed plays based on basin-scale correlatable source rocks.
SUMMARY AND PURPOSE
An appraisal of organic-rich and thermally mature sedimentary rocks lies at the base of the petroleum system analysis for both conventional (migrated) and unconventional (self-sourced) hydrocarbon plays.
This EGI study report is designed to generate a geodatabase of source rock formations (samples from wells and some outcrops) including geospatial information, geologic (stratigraphy, lithology, formation name and depositional environment), and geochemical data (TOC, VR, pyrolysis, kerogen type, and source rock quality description). The geodatabase of source rock formations of >20,000 wells come from the 50-year EGI legacy data as well as research publications and survey reports. Bibliographic details for the source rock data are documented for further references. The database is standardized in an easy-to-use schema and contains a query and export tools.
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