Portland State University. Department of Geology
Richard E. Thoms
Date of Award
Master of Science (M.S.) in Geology
1 online resource (163 p.)
Geology -- Oregon, Petroleum -- Oregon, Natural gas -- Oregon, Tyee Formation (Or.)
This study examined source rock geochemistry of the southern Tyee Basin. Total organic carbon, rock-eval pyrolysis, vitrinite reflectance, thermal alteration index and visual assessments were performed on splits from cutting samples from five wells and on outcrop samples from four measured sections. Organic matter was found to be dispersed, averaging about 0.5 weight percent. The organic matter is primarily terrestrial in origin, or type I l l , with low potential for gas production and no oil potential. Three coal samples are clearly the richest sources of organic matter examined in this study.
Long, David E., "Source rock geochemistry of the southern Tyee Basin, southwest Oregon" (1994). Dissertations and Theses. Paper 4040.