ORGANIC GEOCHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS OF SIRNAK ASPHALTITES IN SOUTHEAST ANATOLIA, TURKEY


Kavak O., connan j., Erik N. Y. , Yalçın M. N.

OIL SHALE, vol.27, no.1, pp.58-83, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.3176/oil.2010.1.07
  • Title of Journal : OIL SHALE
  • Page Numbers: pp.58-83

Abstract

In this study, the organic geochemical properties of asphaltites in,Sirnak region in Southeast Anatolia are given in detail. Total organic carbon, Rock-Eval pyrolysis, gas chromatography of saturated fractions, gas chromatography-mass spectrometry and stable carbon isotope (delta(13)C in parts per thousand/PDB) analysis were conducted on the,5irnak region asphaltite seams. Some of these analyses were performed for the host rocks as well. It is suggested that a live oil seep occurs within asphaltites, which themselves may be formed in a multiple phase system.