Proof of formation of organic matter in upper Devonian carbonate and carbonate-siliceous sediments of the South-Tatar uplift in constant photic layer anoxia

E. N. Poludetkina, M. B. Smirnov, N. P. Fadeeva, E. V. Kozlova

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    Abstract

    Samples of carbonate and siliceous-carbonate deposits of Semiluk—Sargaev horizons of the N‒NE slope of the South Tatar uplift, Volga-Ural petroliferous basin, have been studied. Specific feature of the source rocks—high concentration of compounds—anoxia testifiers in the photic layer has been identified. That is, organic matter has been deposited under the conditions of the constant presence of anoxia in the photic layer of the sedimentation basin at sufficiently high thickness of the water column contaminated with hydrogen sulfide. Since by the composition of saturated hydrocarbons the studied samples are typical for deposits of the Semiluk horizon of the central part of the Volga-Ural basin, we can assume a fairly wide prevalence of such conditions within the South-Tatar arch. Changes in the concentrations of the components—anoxia markers—show cyclical changes in output layer contaminated with hydrogen sulfide or its bioproduction within the studied time.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)726-736
    Number of pages11
    JournalGeochemistry International
    Volume55
    Issue number8
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2017

    Keywords

    • anoxia testifiers
    • biomarker composition analysis
    • source rocks
    • South-Tatar arch

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