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Genesis and role of bitumen in fracture development during early catagenesis

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Bitumen-bearing fractures and vugs were investigated in the highly organic-rich Jordan Oil Shale (JOS) of Late Cretaceous to Eocene age, which has potential as a highly fractured, unconventional hydrocarbon play. Bitumen is present as macroscopically visible deposits and as inclusions in the cement of abundant natural fractures and adjacent vugs. The frequency of bitumen occurrence in fractures closely correlates with Total Organic Carbon (TOC) and burial depth. Petrographic and organic-geoch...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1144/petgeo2018-179

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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Earth Sciences
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St Cross College
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Publisher:
Geological Society Publisher's website
Journal:
Petroleum Geoscience Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
4
Pages:
371-388
Publication date:
2019-08-06
Acceptance date:
2019-07-31
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EISSN:
2041-496X
ISSN:
1354-0793
Source identifiers:
1036969
Language:
English
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pubs:1036969
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2019-08-01

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