Hydrocarbon Fluid Inclusions in Petroliferous Basins

Hydrocarbon Fluid Inclusions in Petroliferous Basins

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  • Authors: Vivekanandan Nandakumar, J.L. Jayanthi
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128174166
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128174173

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Hydrocarbon Fluid Inclusions in Petroliferous Basins trains readers to detect Hydrocarbon Fluid Inclusions (HCFIs) in sedimentary rocks, particularly the wafer preparation techniques to visualize HCFIs, its distinction from aqueous inclusions, petrographic approaches to HCFIs, microthermometric observations on HCFIs, fluorescence emission spectra and Raman spectra of HCFIs, and their interpretations for the petroleum industry. The book features case studies from the Mumbai and Kerala Konkan Basins of the Western Offshore of India - two representative basins where new, non-destructive, fluid inclusion techniques were tested. This book is essential reading for students of petroleum geology and those working in exploration in the oil and gas industry.

Key Features

  • Helps readers to identify Hydrocarbon Fluid Inclusions (HCFIs) in sedimentary basins
  • Covers how to determine the oil window, API gravity and chemical constituents in HCFIs
  • Includes case studies on key offshore basins


Students and researchers in geosciences and petroleum engineering; oil and gas industry

Table of Contents

  • 1. Introduction to fluid inclusions
    2. Non-destructive analytical techniques for fluid inclusions
    3. Petroleum geology and the significance of HCFIs study
    4. Hydrocarbon fluid inclusions (HCFIs)-examples from Mumbai and Kerala offshore basins in India
    5. Fluorescence emission of oils in hydrocarbon fluid inclusions and its relation to API gravity
    6. Raman spectroscopic studies on hydrocarbon fluid inclusions
    7. Petrograhic and microthermometric analysis of hydrocarbon fluid inclusions
    8. Conclusions and future perspectives

Product details

  • No. of pages: 290
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Elsevier 2021
  • Published: June 24, 2021
  • Imprint: Elsevier
  • Paperback ISBN: 9780128174166
  • eBook ISBN: 9780128174173

About the Authors

Vivekanandan Nandakumar

Dr. V. Nandakumar is a geoscientist in NCESS, India. He has vast expertise in fluid inclusion work, both in sedimentary and high-grade metamorphic rocks. Dr. V. Nandakumar has more than 28 years of experience in fluid inclusions studies, beginning from his MSc thesis on fluid inclusions in igneous and hydrothermal systems. As a continuation to his MSc thesis, his PhD work was also on fluid inclusions in cordierite bearing granulites. He also collaborated with the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation (ONGC), Government of India to study fluid inclusions from the petroliferous basins and is developing techniques for oil exploration.

Affiliations and Expertise

Geoscientist (Scientist-G), National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India

J.L. Jayanthi

Dr. Jayanthi JL is a physicist at NCESS specialised in spectroscopic applications in fluid inclusions. She has expertise in characterising fluorescence and Raman spectra of geological and biological samples. She is currently associated in the study of fluid inclusions in sedimentary and metamorphic rocks

Affiliations and Expertise

Physicist (Project Scientist-C), National Centre for Earth Science Studies (NCESS), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India

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  • Prof. S. Sat Jun 26 2021

    Hydrocarbon Fluid Inclusions in Petroliferous Basins

    This book is very welcome contribution and will be a useful reference not only for researchers engaged in fluid inclusion studies, but most importantly, those who are working in the field of oil exploration and prospecting. From the contents listed, the book is organized well and carries a wealth of information. It also provides guidelines on new techniques and approaches, thus advancing this field of science. I am glad to recommend this book.