Improved kerogen typing for petroleum source rock analysis

@article{Larter1985ImprovedKT,
  title={Improved kerogen typing for petroleum source rock analysis},
  author={Stephen R. Larter and Joseph T. Senftle},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1985},
  volume={318},
  pages={277-280}
}
The chemical characterization of kerogen (typing) is a routine part of petroleum exploration programmes1. Traditionally, kerogen has been characterized on the basis of microscopy2 and bulk chemical methods3, procedures derived from the coal characterization literature1,4. These methods do not today, however, provide adequate resolution of the complex mixture of kerogen components encountered in source rocks from petroleum-bearing sedimentary basins5. Here we report an improved classification… CONTINUE READING

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