Abiogenic Origin of Hydrocarbons: An Historical Overview

@article{Glasby2006AbiogenicOO,
  title={Abiogenic Origin of Hydrocarbons: An Historical Overview},
  author={Geoffrey P. Glasby},
  journal={Resource Geology},
  year={2006},
  volume={56}
}
  • G. Glasby
  • Published 1 March 2006
  • Geology
  • Resource Geology
Abstract. The two theories of abiogenic formation of hydrocarbons, the Russian‐Ukrainian theory of deep, abiotic petroleum origins and Thomas Gold's deep gas theory, have been considered in some detail. Whilst the Russian‐Ukrainian theory was portrayed as being scientifically rigorous in contrast to the biogenic theory which was thought to be littered with invalid assumptions, this applies only to the formation of the higher hydrocarbons from methane in the upper mantle. In most other aspects… 
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