Chapter 11. Organic-Rich Facies and Hydrocarbon Source Rocks

  1. Dominic Emery and
  2. Keith Myers
  1. K. J. Myers

Published Online: 10 JUL 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313710.ch11

Sequence Stratigraphy

Sequence Stratigraphy

How to Cite

Myers, K. J. (1996) Organic-Rich Facies and Hydrocarbon Source Rocks, in Sequence Stratigraphy (eds D. Emery and K. Myers), Blackwell Publishing Ltd., Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313710.ch11

Editor Information

  1. BP Exploration, Uxbridge One, 1 Harefield Road, Uxbridge, London, UK

Author Information

  1. BP Exploration, Uxbridge One, 1 Harefield Road, Uxbridge, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 10 JUL 2009
  2. Published Print: 27 AUG 1996

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632037063

Online ISBN: 9781444313710

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Keywords:

  • organic-rich facies and hydrocarbon source rocks;
  • organic richness and source potential controls;
  • source rocks, tectonics and sea-level change;
  • coals and sequence stratigraphic significance;
  • clastic systems - organic-rich facies and systems tracts;
  • transgressive systems tract;
  • marine carbonate source rocks;
  • unrestricted basin margin;
  • genetic classification scheme

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Delta/coastal plain organic-rich facies and source rocks

  • Organic-rich facies and systems tracts in clastic systems

  • Marine Carbonate Source Rocks

  • Conclusions