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HC Characteristics of SR in Loperot-1, Kenya - By B.K. Rop 
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 HC Characteristics of SR in Loperot-1, Kenya - By B.K. Rop
Hydrocarbon Characteristics of Source Rocks in Loperot-1 Well, NW Kenya

By Bernard Kipsang Rop, Ph.D. (Reg. Geol.)
Geofountain Synergy Consultancy - P.O. Box 7702 – 00200, Nairobi, Kenya.

ABSTRACT:The hydrocarbon potential of the subsurface Tertiary sedimentary rock sequences of Lokichar basin (NW-Kenya), which has been interpreted using some selective geochemical analysis of rock samples in Loperot-1 Well (denoted as LT-1 Well) for their total organic carbon (TOC) and other sedimentological parameters, form the premise of this research work. Understanding the subsurface structures and depositional environments conducive for hydrocarbon generation and trapping is essential as it forms the basis for exploration. The organic matter richness, facies type and degree of thermal alteration and/or maturation are factors useful in evaluating the potential source rocks. Rock-Eval pyrolysis has been employed on selected rock samples with high TOC for quantification of data, and this would help in precise identification of phases of hydrocarbon generation.

Key Words: Lokichar basin, sedimentary rock, hydrocarbons, exploration, source rocks.

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