Characterization and origin types of immature and low-mature amorphous kerogen in terrestrial source rocks
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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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