Introduction to Petroleum Chemistry

Focuses on characteristics and chemical makeup of petroleum, tracing maturation of organic matter to petroleum. Emphasizes development of kerogen and bitumen as transitional steps, and explains modification of intermediate materials during diagenesis, catagenesis, and metagenesis in response to increasing subsurface temperature. Presents examples of source-rock studies, crude-oil correlations and crude oil-source rock parings.



Duration: 4 hours