ORGANIC GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SIRNAK ASPHALTITES IN SOUTHEAST ANATOLIA, TURKEY


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Kavak O., Connan J., Erik N. , Yalcin M. N.

OIL SHALE, cilt.27, ss.58-83, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 27 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3176/oil.2010.1.07
  • Dergi Adı: OIL SHALE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.58-83

Özet

In this study, the organic geochemical properties of asphaltites in,Sirnak region in Southeast Anatolia are given in detail. Total organic carbon, Rock-Eval pyrolysis, gas chromatography of saturated fractions, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and stable carbon isotope (delta(13)C in parts per thousand/PDB) analysis were conducted on the,5irnak region asphaltite seams. Some of these analyses were performed for the host rocks as well. It is suggested that a live oil seep occurs within asphaltites, which themselves may be formed in a multiple phase system.