Chemistry and Technology of Fuels and Oils

, Volume 46, Issue 6, pp 405–416 | Cite as

Geochemical Studies of the Adiyaman Oil Field Karabogaz Formation in Southeast Turkey

  • Orhan Kavak

Samples were collected from 150 wells to determine the oil and gas potential of the mother bed of the Karabogaz formation with an area of 1000 km2 located in the Adiyaman oil field. Of these, 46 samples from 14 wells were selected for geochemical studies. The results of the analyses showed that the total organic carbon content in the mother bed is within the limits of 0.82-7.29%. The types II and II/III organic matter present in it is mature. Based on the distribution of the properties of the organic matter in this territory, it was concluded that the Karabogaz formation occurs in the shelf zone in a small basin limited from the bottom. The mother bed was formed in shelf medium under the effect of rising water and organic facies in the Karabogaz formation so that it contained phosphates.

Key words

Crude oil geochemical studies biomarker kerogen Karabogaz formation Adiyaman oil field 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Orhan Kavak
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  1. 1.Dicle University, Engineering Faculty, Mining Engineering DepartmentDiyarbakirTurkey

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