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Iraq oil system 
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Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:28 am
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Post Iraq oil system
I am going to study oil system of Jurassic in north Iraq, now Can you tell me about new techniques to study oil(petroleum)system?

thanks!!


Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:41 am

Joined: Wed Jun 09, 2010 12:35 am
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Post Re: Iraq oil system
Dear Sharrief,

I do not know any details about Iraq but overall in order to learn a petroleum system you have to recognize a few things.

1- Source rocks and their ages
2- Capacity of the source rocks to produce oil and gas and the timing of their maturity
3- Timing of the structures so they should be later earlier than the migration of oil
4- Availability of petroleum migration pathways

and also:
5- Sealing lithologies, their extent and properties
6- Reservoir rock properties and extent
7- traps; structural highs, faults and stratigraphic traps

These are not yes/no questions, there would be a wide variety of information related to this and the task is to study and integrate all the information and make the best guess. Risking of the play fairways and ranking of the leads is also important!

hope this helped


Thu Oct 07, 2010 4:26 am

Joined: Thu Oct 07, 2010 3:28 am
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Post Re: Iraq oil system
Thank you.

It has been a while since I have come back. I had forgotten the url. This is good information and I am sorry i did not reply earlier!

thank you again!


Tue Mar 15, 2011 11:07 pm
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