Volcanic Reservoirs in Petroleum Exploration

By

  • Caineng Zou, Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development, Beijing, China

The first work of its kind, Volcanic Reservoirs in Petroleum Exploration summarizes the current research and exploration techniques of volcanic reservoirs as a source of oil and gas. With a specific focus on the geological features and development characteristics of volcanic reservoirs in China, it presents a series of practical exploration and evaluation techniques based on this research. Authored by an award-winning petroleum geologist, it introduces exploration and outcome prediction techniques that can be used by scientists in any volcanic region worldwide.

Volcanic reservoirs as new sources of petroleum resources are a hot topic in petroleum exploration. Although volcanic rock cannot generate hydrocarbons, it can serve as a reservoir for hydrocarbons when conditions permit. This book explains the differences between volcanic reservoirs and other major reservoir types, and describes effective methods for examining volcanic distribution and predicting volcanic reservoirs, providing a framework for systematic studies throughout the world.

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Audience

Geoscientists: specifically petroleum geologists; researchers of petroleum geology and petroleum exploration and development; professors and students of petroleum geology

 

Book information

  • Published: February 2013
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-12-397163-0

Reviews

"In China…volcanic reservoir exploration has gained importance over the past 50 years, and scientists from the Research Institute of Petroleum Exploration and Development here examine some of the common and divergent features that have been identified."--Reference and Research Book News, August 2013




Table of Contents

Part I: Exploration history and characteristics of volcanic reservoirs
Chapter 1: Foreign volcanic reservoir exploration
Chapter 2: Volcanic reservoir exploration in China

Part II: Distribution and forming of volcanics
Chapter 1: Distribution of global volcanics
Chapter 2: The tectonic background of volcanics
Chapter 3: The formation and distribution of volcanics in sedimentary basins in China

Part III: Characteristics of volcanic reservoirs
Chapter 1: The conception of volcanic reservoirs
Chapter 2: The developing environment and types of volcanic reservoirs
Chapter 3: Characteristics of volcanic reservoirs in petroliferous basins
Chapter 4: Main controlling factors for volcanic reservoirs in petroliferous basins

Part IV: Volcanic oil & gas reservoir geology
Chapter 1: Oil & gas sources
Chapter 2: The combination of volcanic reservoirs
Chapter 3: Characteristics of volcanic reservoirs in key areas
Chapter 4: Distribution of volcanic reservoirs

Part V: Exploration field of volcanic reservoirs
Chapter 1: Resource potential of volcanic reservoir fields
Chapter 2: Volcanic oil & gas area in eastern basins
Chapter 3: Volcanic oil & gas area in western basins

Part VI: Volcanic prediction and evaluation technology
Chapter 1: Situation of volcanic exploration technology
Chapter 2: Process and application of volcanic evaluation technology
Chapter 3: Technology development trends