Source Rocks in Space & through Time, Phase 2

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$87k (USD) per Sponsor
Completed | Immediate Delivery
Principal Investigator(s):
Rasoul Sorkhabi


Value to Sponsors:
  • By better understanding the source rock horizons and characteristics of

sedimentary basins equipped with a user-friendly database, explorationists can reduce the risk of charge factor and hydrocarbon generation as part of the overall petroleum system analysis.

  • A quick assessment tool for analysis of conventional as well as unconventional (self-sourced reservoir) plays based on source rock data and for assessing data-poor frontier and/or by-passed plays based on regionally correlatable source rocks.
  1. An ArcGIS database of source rocks in North & Central America and


basins (Central America, USA, Canada, Europe, Caucasus-Caspian region, Central

Asia, Russia, China, and Southeast Asia) including basin tectonic,

stratigraphy, lithology, depositional facies, and geochemical (TOC, Ro,

RockEval, kerogen type, etc.) assembled and digitized from EGI’s proprietary

data archive, DSDP-ODP-IODP sites as well as from other technical


  1. ArcGIS geodatabase of source rocks in wells and outcrops and ArcGIS map layers depicting the distribution of source rocks in space and through the geologic history.
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