Practical Petroleum Geochemistry for Exploration and Production provides readers with a single reference that addresses the principle concepts and applications of petroleum geochemistry used in finding, evaluating, and producing petroleum deposits. Today, there are few reference books available on how petroleum geochemistry is applied in exploration and production written specifically for geologists, geophysicists, and petroleum engineers.
This book fills that void and is based on training courses that the author has developed over his 37-year career in hydrocarbon exploration and production. Specific topical features include the origin of petroleum, deposition of source rock, hydrocarbon generation, and oil and gas migrations that lead to petroleum accumulations.
Also included are descriptions on how these concepts are applied to source rock evaluation, oil-to-oil, and oil-to-source rock correlations, and ways of interpreting natural gas data in exploration work. Finally, a thorough description on the ways petroleum geochemistry can assist in development and production work, including reservoir continuity, production allocation, and EOR monitoring is presented.
Authored by an expert in petroleum geochemistry, this book is the ideal reference for any geoscientist looking for exploration and production content based on extensive field-based research and expertise.
- Emphasizes the practical application of geochemistry in solving exploration and production problems
- Features more than 200 illustrations, tables, and diagrams to underscore key concepts
- Authored by an expert geochemist that has nearly 40 years of experience in field-based research, applications, and instruction
- Serves as a refresher reference for geochemistry specialists and non-specialists alike
Chapter 1. Introduction
Chapter 2. The Formation of Petroleum Accumulations
Chapter 3. Source Rock Evaluation
Chapter 4. Interpreting Crude Oil and Natural Gas Data
Chapter 5. Reservoir Geochemistry
Chapter 6. Surface Geochemistry
Chapter 7. Unconventional Resources
Chapter 8. Basin Modeling
Chapter 9. Petroleum System Concepts and Tools
Harry Dembicki, Jr., PhD, is a retired petroleum geochemistry whose career in the corporate O&G industry spanned nearly 40 years. Dr. Dembicki's areas of expertise in geochemistry include the application of biomarker technology, basin modeling, utilizing micro- and macro-seepage data both onshore and offshore, pyrolysis gas chromatography and thermal extraction-gas chromatography, mapping regional trends in source rock potential, and well site geochemical tools for both source rock and reservoir evaluation. Dr. Dembicki has published 23 papers on various aspects of organic and petroleum geochemistry, has made 27 oral and 13 poster presentations at conferences, and has two U.S. patents on instrument design. He serves as a reviewer for AAPG Bulletin, AAPG Special Publications, Organic Geochemistry, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, Journal of Marine and Petroleum Geology, Chemical Geology, Applied Geochemistry, Computers & Geosciences, Journal of Asian Earth Sciences, and Journal of Hazardous Materials. He has also taught 46 internal courses on petroleum geochemistry and basin modeling.