Use of biomarker distributions and compound specific isotopes of carbon and hydrogen to delineate hydrocarbon characteristics in the East Sirte Basin (Libya)

S. Aboglila, K. Grice, K. Trinajstic, D. Dawson, K.H. Williford
  • Organic Geochemistry, December 2010, Elsevier
  • DOI: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2010.05.011

Use of biomarker distributions and compound specific isotopes of carbon and hydrogen

What is it about?

Biomarker ratios, together with stable carbon (d13C) and hydrogen (dD) isotopic compositions of individual hydrocarbons have been determined in a suite of crude oils

Why is it important?

Various molecular and isotopic parameters separate oils from the East Sirte Basin, Libya, into two main families. Those from the Sarir-L, Nafoora, Faregh and Sarir-C fields (family A) are appreciably more mature than those from the Amal, Gialo and Masrab fields (family B).

Perspectives

Professor Salem Aboglila (Author)
University of Tripoli

The present study continues the characterisation of hydrocarbon sources in the East Sirte Basin. Source and maturity specific biomarker parameters, together with compound specific carbon and hydrogen isotopic signatures (especially for the n-alkanes, Pr and Ph) for the crude oils have been used to distinguish source(s) and thermal maturity.

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