Quantitative Methods

Quantitative Methods

1st Edition - December 28, 1989

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  • Author: Lan Lerche
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145473

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Basin Analysis: Quantitative Methods, Volume 1 discusses the problems of quantitative basin analysis in relation to oil accumulations. This book explains the three primary factors that contribute to oil occurrences. Organized into 11 chapters, this volume starts with an overview of the quantitative methods of reconstructing the burial history of sedimentary material in basins. This text then explores the problem of quantitative reconstruction of the thermal history of sedimentary basins based on both inversion of thermal indicator data and on model-derived heat fluxes. Other chapters integrate the hydrocarbon generation, accumulation, and migration modeling aspects with the burial history and thermal history. This book discusses as well the repercussions of various hydrocarbon models for oil accumulation sites. The final chapter shows how both thermal information and burial history can be combined to determine emplacement, timing, and erosion of geological events. Professional geologists, geophysicists, and petroleum exploration scientist will find this book useful.

Table of Contents

  • Contents of Volume 2


    Chapter 1 Introduction

    I. Burial History

    II. Thermal History

    III. Hydrocarbon Generation, Migration, and Accumulation Histories

    IV. Summary

    Chapter 2 Basin Evaluation and a Case History

    I. Basin Evaluation Using Burial History Calculations

    II. Basin Analysis of the South Mozambique Graben

    Chapter 3 Inversion of Thermal Indicators: Theory

    I. Overview and Basic Theory

    II. A Potpourri of Other Thermal Indicators

    Appendix A: Vitrinite Reflectance as a Thermal Indicator

    Appendix B: Residual Track Length Distributions at Deposition

    Chapter 4 Inversion of Thermal Indicators: Case Histories

    I. Pollen Translucency and Vitrinite Reflectance: Louisiana

    II. Apatite Fission Track Distributions: North Sea

    III. Apatite Fission Track Distributions: Australia

    IV. Basement Subsidence and Paleoheat Flux: Australia and North Sea

    Chapter 5 Hydrocarbon Generation Models

    Chapter 6 Fluid Flow and Compaction: Time-Dependent Models

    I. The Deposition-Compaction Process

    II. The Basic Model

    III. Two Simple Numerical Models

    IV. Thermochemical, Hydrocarbon Generation, and Saturation Considerations


    Chapter 7 Applications of Fluid Flow, Compaction, and Thermal Indicators to Single-Well and Basinal Settings

    I. The Navarin Basin COST No. 1 Well

    II . Iwafune-Oki Area, Japan

    Chapter 8 Paleoheat Flux, Activation Energy, Stratigraphic Age, and Unconformity Determinations from Thermal Indicator Inversions

    I. Paleoheat Flux and Activation Energy

    II. Paleoheat Flux and Stratigraphic Age

    III. Paleoheat Flux and Unconformity

    Chapter 9 Thermal Indicator Tomography

    I. Theoretical Considerations

    II. Applications and Case Histories

    Chapter 10 Morphologic Development of a Sedimentary Basin: Sea Level Variations and Clastic Sediment Loading Models

    I. The Rise and Fall of Eustatic Sea Level

    II. Clastic Sediment Loading Models


    Chapter 11 Sensitivity Analysis

    I. Précis of Integrated Model

    II. Simulation Models

    III. Methodology of Sensitivity Analysis

    IV. Applications and Case Histories




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  • No. of pages: 576
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1989
  • Published: December 28, 1989
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323145473

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