Discussion On Marine Source Rocks Thermal Evolvement Patterns In The Tarim Basin And Sichuan Basin, West China

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Journal Article: Discussion On Marine Source Rocks Thermal Evolvement Patterns In The Tarim Basin And Sichuan Basin, West China

Abstract
Taking marine source rocks of lower Paleozoic in the Tarim Basin and Paleozoic ones in the Sichuan Basin as examples, their sedimentation process could be classified into four styles: continuous subsidence with deep sedimentation in early stage, continuous subsidence with deep sedimentation in later stage, that deeply buried-uplift-shallowly buried, and that shallowly buried-uplift-deeply buried. Unlike that in East China, the marine source rocks evolvement patterns did not accord with sedimentation styles one by one in superimposed basins in west China. Taking local geothermal field into account, four types of source rock evolvement patterns were built: that evolved fast in early stage, evolved fast in middle stage, evolved continuously and evolved in multistage. Among them, the 1st pattern contributed little to the present industrial oil pools directly, but paleo-oll reservoirs and gases cracked from crude oils were main exploration targets. Although some gases were found in the 2nd pattern, the scale was not big enough. For the 3rd and 4th patterns, the hydrocarbon potential depended on organic matters maturity in early stage. For relatively low mature rocks, it was possible to generate some oils in later stage; otherwise the main products were gases. Paleo-oil reservoirs remained fairly well in the Sichuan Basin, and most source rocks underwent kerogen-oil-gas processes, which was useful reference to gas exploration in the Tarim Basin.

Authors 
B. Zhang, Z. Zhao, S. C. Zhang and J. P. Chen








Published Journal 
Chinese Science Bulletin, 2007





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Citation

B. Zhang,Z. Zhao,S. C. Zhang,J. P. Chen. 2007. Discussion On Marine Source Rocks Thermal Evolvement Patterns In The Tarim Basin And Sichuan Basin, West China. Chinese Science Bulletin. (!) .