petroleum geology and the permian basin

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Petroleum Geology and the Permian Basin. Andrew McCarthy Concho Resources. Petroleum System. Source : organic-rich mudrock Heat (burial) and time Reservoir : porous rock Seal : low-permeability rock Trap. Source. 3,850,000 EJ. burial. Sol (our sun) Fusion (of hydrogen - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Petroleum Geologyand the Permian BasinAndrew McCarthyConcho ResourcesPetroleum System2Source: organic-rich mudrockHeat (burial) and timeReservoir: porous rock Seal: low-permeability rockTrap

Source

Sol (our sun)Fusion (of hydrogenand helium)

Earth3,850,000 exajoules per year Solar radiation3,000 exajoules per year captured by plant life500 exajoules per year total human use (fossil, nuclear, etc.)

3,850,000 EJ3,000 EJ

burialSource

Heat and pressure

Kerogen

Kerogen: geo-plastic or geo-chocolate.Lipids, proteins, carbohydratesGas (methane,ethane, propane)Texas tea(light, sweet crude)CO2N2H2S+Shale:high organic materialHow much heat?Low temps yield nothing: