Source Rocks of the North & Central American Basins

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$42k (USD)
In Progress
Principal Investigator(s):
Rasoul Sorkhabi


Value to Sponsors:
  • 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 bypassed plays based on basin-scale correlatable source rocks.
  1. An ArcGIS database of source rocks of North & Central American basins


Canada, Mexico and Cuba and certain relevant countries) including basinal,

stratigraphic, sedimentological, and geochemical attributes (e.g. TOC, Ro,

kerogen type, pyrolysis, HC type, etc.) compiled from EGI’s proprietary data

archive, DSDP-ODP sites as well as from other technical publications.

  1. ArcGIS maps highlighting distribution of source rocks in space and through geologic history.
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