Quantitative Methods - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780124441729, 9780323145473

Quantitative Methods

1st Edition

Authors: Lan Lerche
eBook ISBN: 9780323145473
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 28th December 1989
Page Count: 576
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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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