Organic geochemistry of the Lower Cretaceous black shales and oil seep in the Sinop Basin, Northern Turkey: An oil-source rock correlation study


KORKMAZ S., Kara-Gulbay R., İztan Y. H.

MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY, vol.43, pp.272-283, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 43
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.marpetgeo.2013.02.003
  • Journal Name: MARINE AND PETROLEUM GEOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.272-283
  • Keywords: Northern Turkey, Black shales, Source rock, Oil seep, Biomarkers, Oil-source rock correlation, DEPOSITIONAL ENVIRONMENT, SEDIMENTARY BASINS, CRUDE OILS, PETROLEUM, SEA, BIODEGRADATION, AROMATIZATION, ISOMERIZATION, HYDROCARBONS, RESERVOIRS
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes

Abstract

In the Sinop Basin, a thick Liassic to Quaternary sedimentary section is exposed. A Lower Cretaceous- aged Caglayan Formation crops out in the basin and consists of claystone, siltstone, sandstone, marl, and black-coloured shale that exhibits a fair to good source rock potential. An oil seep from the Caglayan Formation is located in the Ekinveren region of the Sinop Basin.