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Petroleum and Basin Evolution

Insights from Petroleum Geochemistry, Geology and Basin Modeling

  • Dietrich H. Welte
  • Brian Horsfield
  • Donald R. Baker

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XXIV
  2. Dietrich H. Welte, Brian Horsfield, Donald R. Baker
    Pages 1-2
  3. H. S. Poelchau, D. R. Baker, Th. Hantschel, B. Horsfield, B. Wygrala
    Pages 3-70
  4. M. N. Yalçin, R. Littke, R. F. Sachsenhofer
    Pages 71-167
  5. M. Radke, B. Horsfield, R. Littke, J. Rullkötter
    Pages 169-229
  6. H. J. Schenk, B. Horsfield, B. Krooss, R. G. Schaefer, K. Schwochau
    Pages 231-269
  7. R. Littke, D. R. Baker, J. Rullkötter
    Pages 271-333
  8. U. Mann, T. Hantschel, R. G. Schaefer, B. Krooss, D. Leythaeuser, R. Littke et al.
    Pages 403-520
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 521-535

About this book


Petroleum and Basin Evolution This book is a mosaic of important building blocks bringing together the evolution of petroleum and the dynamic geological framework of sedimentary basins. Both basin modeling and organic geochemistry serve important roles in this context. Geochemical data and interpretation results, such as on source rock maturity and petroleum generation and expulsion, can now be extended in their application from only single boreholes to entire regions by means of basin modeling. Earth scientists in general will be attracted by the philosophy and approach presented in this book. It paves the way for combining the insight and views into the subsurface from modern seismic's advanced interpretation and visualization, with the understanding and results from an interactive basin modeling capability.


Petroleum Sediment basin modelling fluid-flow geochemistry kerogen kinetics maturation modeling numerical simulation organofacies source rocks transport processes

Editors and affiliations

  • Dietrich H. Welte
    • 1
  • Brian Horsfield
    • 1
  • Donald R. Baker
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Erdöl und Organische Geochemie (ICG-4)Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbHJülichGermany
  2. 2.Department of Geology and Geophysics, The Wiess School of Natural SciencesRice UniversityHoustonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Petroleum and Basin Evolution
  • Book Subtitle Insights from Petroleum Geochemistry, Geology and Basin Modeling
  • Editors Dietrich H. Welte
    Brian Horsfield
    Donald R. Baker
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-540-61128-8
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-642-64400-9
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-642-60423-2
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XXIV, 535
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Mineral Resources
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