Universal Journal of Geoscience Vol. 4(1), pp. 1 - 7
DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040101
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Amalgamation of Terrestrial Heat Flux Map and Sedimentary Basins Map will Reduce the Risk of Exploration of Hydrocarbons


Surya Prakash Kapoor 1, Aastha Kapoor 2,*
1 Department of Physics, Panjab University, India
2 Department of Biosciences and Bioengineering, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India

ABSTRACT

Temperature is the most sensitive parameter in hydrocarbon generation. None of the sediments will pass through the whole maturation process unless the initial geothermal gradient is greater than 33.7℃/km. Corresponding to this value of geothermal gradient the terrestrial heat flux value comes out to be 67.4 milli W/m2/s. Fortunately, the terrestrial heat flux map for India is readily available in the geothermal atlas of India (1991 edition). Simultaneously, the sedimentary basins map of India prepared by director general hydrocarbons, manifesting there in 26 sedimentary basins is also available. During exploration, so far only 13 sedimentary basins have yielded favorable results and the efforts in case of remaining 13 basins went futile. In order to solve this predicament of reducing the risk in exploration we have proposed to amalgamate both the maps to prepare a common map which will be far more useful and can be further extended to global scale.

KEYWORDS
Sedimentary Basins Map, Heat Flow Value Map, Exploration of Hydrocarbons

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[1] Surya Prakash Kapoor , Aastha Kapoor , "Amalgamation of Terrestrial Heat Flux Map and Sedimentary Basins Map will Reduce the Risk of Exploration of Hydrocarbons," Universal Journal of Geoscience, Vol. 4, No. 1, pp. 1 - 7, 2016. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040101.

(b). APA Format:
Surya Prakash Kapoor , Aastha Kapoor (2016). Amalgamation of Terrestrial Heat Flux Map and Sedimentary Basins Map will Reduce the Risk of Exploration of Hydrocarbons. Universal Journal of Geoscience, 4(1), 1 - 7. DOI: 10.13189/ujg.2016.040101.