By Nancy D. Naeser, Thane H. McCulloh
The selection of papers during this quantity is a right away results of the Society of monetary Paleontologists and Mineralogists learn Symposium on "Thermal background of Sedimentary Basins: tools and Case Histories" held as a part of the yank organization of Petroleum Geologists Annual conference in New Orleans in March 1985. the unique target of the sym posium was once to supply a discussion board the place experts from quite a few dis ciplines may perhaps current their perspectives of tools that may be used to check the thermal historical past of a sedimentary basin or a tremendous element of a basin. An specific a part of that aim used to be to demonstrate each one strategy through presentation of a case historical past program. the unique aim is addressed by way of the chapters during this quantity, each one of which emphasizes a a bit of diverse process and offers box info in a single approach or one other to demonstrate the sensible invaluable ness ofthe strategy. the importance of our relative lack of expertise of the thermal conductivities of sedimentary rocks, specially shales, in efforts to appreciate or version sedimentary basin thermal histories and maturation degrees is a massive thrust of the bankruptcy by way of Blackwell and Steele. Creaney makes a speciality of diversifications in kerogen composition in resource rocks of alternative depositional environments and the measure to which those chem- . ically precise kerogens reply in a different way to innovative burial heating.
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Temperature versus depth data from the Chapman No. 1 well in nearby Hempstead County are shown by the plus symbols. depth, suggest that heat flow is essentially constant with depth and that the variations are due to contrasts in lithology. 6). This observed contrast in thermal conductivity for sand and shale can be used to investigate a problem in the thermal structure of the Gulf Coast: the reason for the high geothermal gradients associated with top-of-geopressure. 10 shows a summary of "equilibrium" bottom-hole temperatures from Harris County assembled by Bebout et al.
Dallas, Southern Methodist University Press, pp. 8-48. C. 1979. Thermal conductivities of rocks. S. Geological Survey Open-File Report 79-356, 31 pp. S. 1981. Thermophysical properties of rocks. ): Physical Properties of Rocks and Minerals: Vol. 11-2. New York, McGraw-Hill Cindus, pp. 409-502. , and Birch, E 1968. Heat generation of plutonic rocks and continental heat-flow provinces. Earth and Planetary Science Letters 5:1-12. , and Birch, E 1968. Heat-flow in the United States. Iournal of Geophysical Research 73:5207-5222.
Nonetheless, the lack of highprecision temperature logs in equilibrium holes in sedimentary rocks limits the application of this technique. S. Geological Survey for aquifer studies. These holes were drilled to or slightly into basement rocks and were designed to study aquifer characteristics in the Arbuckle Group. The holes 2. Thermal Conductivity of Sedimentary Rocks were extensively studied, cutting samples were obtained, and a complete suite of well logs was run, including precision temperature logs collected by personnel from Southern Methodist University.
Thermal History of Sedimentary Basins: Methods and Case Histories by Nancy D. Naeser, Thane H. McCulloh