Characterization and origin types of immature and low-mature amorphous kerogen in terrestrial source rocks
The microfluorescent technique was applied to investigate the fluorescence alteration patterns of amorphous kerogen of the terrestrial source rocks of China. Two fluorescence parameters, I 546 20 andR were suggested, which can be taken to divide the amorphous kerogen into five types: algae amorphinite, biodegraded amorphinite A, B, C, and humic amorphous. On the basis of this, the Rock-Eval analysis results of source rocks were used to investigate the hydrocarbon generating potential of these amorphinite.
Keywordsamorphous kerogen fluorescence alteration origin type hydrocarbon generating potential
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