Geochemical research
Section editor – PhD in geology and mineralogy Bazhenova T.K.
Article # 40_2009 submitted on 10/09/2009 displayed on website on 12/07/2009
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pdf  Structural characteristics of a carbonic component of sapropelite kerogen: dependence on the boicoenosis type of original organic matter and the degree of its catagenesis
In using the methods of IR-spectroscopy and X-ray diffraction, the dependence of structural characteristics of a carbonic component of sapropelite kerogen on the composition of original organic matter and the degree of its catagenesis is established. The obtained experimental data are indicative of the presence of non-graphitic carbon in the studied samples of kerogen. On this basis, the relative content of graphitic and non-graphitic carbon may be a key parameter of the structure of kerogen carbonic matter. Its dependence on the composition of original organic matter and the degree of its catagenesis makes this parameter useful in estimating the petroleum potential of sedimentary rocks.
Key words: organic matter of rocks, kerogen, catagenesis, structure of carbonic matter, non-graphitic carbon, IR-spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction.
article citation Sukhanov A.A., Bazhenova T.K., Kotelnikova E.N. Structural characteristics of a carbonic component of sapropelite kerogen: dependence on the boicoenosis type of original organic matter and the degree of its catagenesis // Neftegazovaya Geologiya. Teoriya I Praktika. – 2009. - V.4. - #4.- http://www.ngtp.ru/rub/1/40_2009.pdf