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The Volume-of-Sediment Fallacy in Estimating Petroleum Resources

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Hollis D. Hedberg
Hollis D. Hedberg
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Published:
January 01, 1975

Abstract

The use of volume of sediment (sedimentary rocks) as an index for estimating the magnitude of petroleum resources can be justified in that petroleum generally originates in sediments, and without some volume of sediments the petroleum resources of an area are likely to be nil. Beyond this, however, there is little relation between the two, unless the promise of the sediments in question can be evaluated by qualifying them as to kind, organic content, lithologic character, lithogenetic character, thickness, age, etc, and unless other factors affecting the potential productivity of the area are taken into consideration.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

Methods of Estimating the Volume of Undiscovered Oil and Gas Resources

John D. Haun
John D. Haun
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
1
ISBN electronic:
9781629812137
Publication date:
January 01, 1975

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