Chapter 4. Stable Isotopes

  1. Dominic Emery and
  2. Andrew Robinson

Published Online: 8 SEP 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444313987.ch4

Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology

Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology

How to Cite

Emery, D. and Robinson, A. (1993) Stable Isotopes, in Inorganic Geochemistry: Applications to Petroleum Geology, Blackwell Scientific Publications, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444313987.ch4

Author Information

  1. BP Exploration, 4/5 Long Walk, Stockley Park Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1BP, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 8 SEP 2009
  2. Published Print: 7 SEP 1993

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780632034338

Online ISBN: 9781444313987

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Keywords:

  • stable isotopes;
  • stable isotope geochemistry;
  • stable isotopes in petroleum geology problems;
  • POB - acronym for Pee Dee belemnite;
  • isotope fractionation and isotope geothermometry;
  • oxygen isotope fractionation between calcite and water;
  • oxygen-isotope mineral-water fractionation factors;
  • hydrogen isotope compositions of illite;
  • sulphur compound isotopic compositions in sedimentary basins;
  • equilibrium carbon isotope fractionation factors in carbonate system

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Principles

  • Oxygen and hydrogen

  • Carbon

  • Sulphur