By Jim Brooks
Petroleum geochemistry has became out to be greater than one other step within the course to quantify geology and geosciences more often than not. Petroleum geochemistry because it is at the present time might be the triggering occasion that brings the opposite branches of geosciences like sedimentology, stratigraphy, structural geology, geophysics and others to a fruitful synthesis as evidenced by way of built-in basin reviews
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1977). Such schemes have the virtue of simplicity because subsurface t e m p e r a t u r e s are readily predictable from measured or estimated geothermal gradients, but because they ignore the effects of time, these models are subject to considerable error w h e n reservoirs of greatly different ages are c o m p a r e d . , 1952). It is therefore necessary to consider both time and THERMAL MODELS FOR OIL GENERATION 33 t e m p e r a t u r e effects in establishing hydrocarbon-preservation deadlines.
G. W a s h b u r n e , 1919; Tarr, cited by Lockwood, 1925), in part because the correlation between fixed-carbon content and oil gravity was very imperfect in some areas (McCoy, 1921; H u m e , 1927; Russell, 1927; J o n e s , 1928). Dorsey (1927) acknowledged that the carbon-ratio theory w o r k e d , but suggested that facies variations in depositional environments accounted better for its efficacy than did thrusting. These objections proved minor, however, and in the intervening years additional evidence has b e e n amassed in support of the carbon-ratio theory.
1 0 to 1 0 s ) . Tissot (1969) also noted that petroleum-forming reactions encompassed a range of activation energies, and that the prevalent type of bond cleavage is therefore a function of t e m p e r a t u r e . C o n n a n ' s studies-1 (1974) - 1 that pseudo-activation energies of 11 to 1 4 k c a l m o l (46 to also showed 5 9 k J m o l ) gave a d e q u a t e correspondence with m e a s u r e d data on petroleum formation (see Table I). 26 D . W. W A P L E S A s many workers noted, however, these pseudo-activation energies were far lower than could be explained on purely chemical grounds.