Physicochemical Aspects of Primary Migration

  • Bernard P. Tissot
  • Dietrich H. Welte


Most petroleum and gas accumulations are found between the surface and to a depth of about 6000 to 7000 m. The physical and chemical conditions that prevail in source and reservoir rocks change with depth of burial. Most pronounced is the increase of temperature and pressure.


Clay Porosity Alkane Pyrene Lithology 


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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Bernard P. Tissot
    • 1
  • Dietrich H. Welte
    • 2
    • 3
  1. 1.Institut Francais du Pétrole and Ecole Nationale Supérieure du PétroleRueilFrance
  2. 2.Institut für Erdöl und Organische GeochemieKernforschungsanlage Jülich GmbHJülichGermany
  3. 3.IES Gesellschaft für Integrierte Explorationssysteme mbHJülichGermany

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