Petroleum exploration risk reduction using new geoscience technology. T.L. Burnett. Energy Explor. Exploit., 1996, 14(6), 507--534.

Attention is drawn to the way in which emerging technology in petroleum geochemistry enables geoscientists to infer the character, age, maturity, identity and location of source rocks from crude oil characteristics (geochemical inversion). Also to better estimate hydrocarbon-supply volumetrics, which can be invaluable in understanding petroleum systems and in reducing exploration risks and associated expenses. Vertical cable, geophysics---borehole seismic, geology---3-D simulation models and coupled reaction-transport models, geology---quantitative structural geology, remote sensing, and geochemical inversion are evaluated. 9 refs.

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