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Basic Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology

Basic Sedimentary and Petroleum Geology

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As sediments are more deeply buried, kerogen is converted into oil and gas by thermal
processes known as catagenesis. Fluid hydrocarbons are released from the solid matter.
Initially liquids are released and later at higher temperatures gas. The hydrogen/carbon
ratio decreases, but the O/C ratio doesn't change much.

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