Hydrocarbon Fluid Inclusions in Petroliferous Basins trains readers to detect HCFIs in sedimentary rocks, particularly the wafer preparation to visualize HCFIs, its distinction from aqueous inclusions, petrographic approaches to HCFIs, microthermometric observations on HCFIs, fluorescence emission spectra and Raman spectra of HCFIs, and their interpretations for the petroleum industry. The book features case studies from the Mumbai and Kerala Konkan Basins of the Western Offshore of India - two representative basins where new, non-destructive, fluid inclusion techniques were tested. This book is essential reading for students of petroleum geology and those working in exploration in the oil and gas industry.
- Helps readers to identify Hydrocarbon Fluid Inclusions (HCIs) in sedimentary basins
- Covers how to determine the oil window, API gravity and chemical constituents in HCFIs
- Includes case studies on key offshore basins
1. Introduction to fluid inclusions 2. Non-destructive analytical techniques for fluid inclusions 3. Petroleum geology and the significance of HCFIS study 4. Hydrocarbon fluid inclusions (HCFIS)-examples from Mumbai and Kerala offshore basins in India 5. Fluorescence emission of oils in hydrocarbon fluid inclusions and its relation to API gravity 6. Raman spectroscopic studies on hydrocarbon fluid inclusions 7. Petrograhic and microthermometric analysis of hydrocarbon fluid inclusions 8. Conclusions and future perspectives
Dr. V. Nandakumar is a geoscientist at NCESS and is currently the Group Head of the Crustal Processes Group. He has vast expertise in fluid inclusions work, both in sedimentary as well as high-grade metamorphic rocks. Dr. V. Nandakumar has more than 28 years of experience in fluid inclusions studies, beginning from his MSc thesis on fluid inclusions in igneous and hydrothermal systems. As a continuation to his MSc thesis, his PhD work was also on fluid inclusions in cordierite bearing granulites. He also collaborates with the Oil and Natural Gas Commission (ONGC) of India to study fluid inclusions in petroliferous basins. Based on the demand from ONGC he is developing fluid inclusions technology applicable to petroliferous basins
Dr. Jayanthi JL is a physicist at NCESS specialising in spectroscopic applications in geology. She is an expert in recording and characterising fluorescence, reflectance and Raman spectra of geological and biological samples. She is also involved in fluid inclusions studies on sedimentary rocks and metamorphic rocks, as well as studying the spectroscopic application of fluid inclusions.