Advisor

Richard E. Thoms

Date of Award

1994

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (M.S.) in Geology

Department

Geology

Physical Description

1 online resource (163 p.)

Subjects

Geology -- Oregon, Petroleum -- Oregon, Natural gas -- Oregon, Tyee Formation (Or.)

DOI

10.15760/etd.5924

Abstract

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.

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Persistent Identifier

http://archives.pdx.edu/ds/psu/23176

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