Origin and History of Bitumen in Geodes of the New Albany Shale

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Introduction The organic carbon richness of the Devonian New Albany Shale and its stratigraphic position relative to potential reservoirs are critical characteristics that establish its role as a major source rock for hydrocarbons in the Illinois Basin (Barrows and Cluff, 1984; Hatch et al., 1991; Lewan et al., 2002). Its importance as a petroleum source… (More)

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