Compositional kinetics of the bazhenov kerogen thermal destruction: The effect of organic matter maturity

E. Leushina, V. Shirokova, E. Kozlova, V. Polyakov, D. Kalacheva, N. Morozov, M. Spasennykh

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    The work is devoted to the experimental study of the compositional kinetics of kerogen thermal transformation to petroleum for 5 samples from the Bazhenov formation (West Siberia Petroleum Basin). Rock samples containing kerogen of different maturity show gradual change of the bulk kinetic spectra shape from nearly symmetric for immature kerogen to asymmetrical for overmature kerogen (constant frequency factor ? = 1×1014 s-1 have been used). For compositional spectra calculation, total HC yield was divided to 4 pseudocomponents: Gas i1-C5, i6, oil i7-i15 and heavy hydrocarbons i16+, derived from results of pyro-GCTOFMS/FID analyses. For immature sample, percentage of gas in kerogen decomposition products is 35%, parts of i6, i7-i15, C16+ are 7, 42 and 16 %, respectively. Considering samples from immature to overmature, we noticed a decrease of gas and C16+ percent in the products, along with increasing C6. The main products are oil hydrocarbons i7-i15, the maximum in oil window is 49%. The obtained compositional kinetic spectra are used in petroleum system modeling of hydrocarbons generation during geological history. The results could be applied for the simulation of organic matter transformation into oil and gas in the technological process of thermal EOR (steam, supercritical water, high pressure air injection).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEAGE/SPE Workshop on Shale Science 2021
    Subtitle of host publicationNew Challenges
    PublisherEuropean Association of Geoscientists and Engineers, EAGE
    ISBN (Electronic)9789462823716
    Publication statusPublished - 2021
    EventEAGE/SPE Workshop on Shale Science 2021: New Challenges - Moscow, Russian Federation
    Duration: 5 Apr 20216 Apr 2021

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    NameEAGE/SPE Workshop on Shale Science 2021: New Challenges


    ConferenceEAGE/SPE Workshop on Shale Science 2021: New Challenges
    Country/TerritoryRussian Federation


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