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Habitat of Hydrocarbons in Sedimentary Basins

Estimated Time to Complete:

2 hours 40 minutes

(average of 20 minutes per Subtopic)

Provides the format for genetic classification of sedimentary basins, drawing together the principles of the previous six modules into the evaluation of the earth's plate tectonic framework. Explains identification and classification of sedimentary basins, their role in forming oil and gas, and the habitats of oil and gas within them.

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Total Number of Subtopics: 8
  • expand/collapse Sedimentary Basins: Overview
    • Introduction
    • Geometry of Sedimentary Basins
    • Sediment Fill
    • Tectonic Processes and Timing
    • Basin-Forming Mechanisms
    • Basin Classification
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Cratonic Basins
    • Interior (Intracratonic) Basins
    • Foreland (Craton Margin) Basins
  • expand/collapse Divergent Margin Basins
    • Rift Basins
    • Pull-Apart Basins
  • expand/collapse Convergent Margin Basins
    • General Description
    • Fore-Arc and Back-Arc Basins
    • Non-Arc Basins
    • Collision Basins
    • Petroleum Features
  • expand/collapse Downwarp Basins and Tertiary Deltas
    • Downwarp Basins
    • Tertiary Deltas
  • expand/collapse Petroleum Characteristics by Basin Type
    • Distribution of Petroleum-Rich Basins
    • Distribution of Field Sizes
    • Distribution of Petroleum Characteristics
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 4 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Basin Types: Review Exercises
    • Exercise No. 1 (Solution)
    • About this Course
    • Exercise No. 2 (Solution)
    • Exercise No. 3 (Solution)
  • expand/collapse Habitat of Hydrocarbons in Sedimentary Basins: References and Additional Information
    • References
    • Additional Reading
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