Hydrocarbons in crystalline rocks

An introduction

Nick Petford*, Ken McCaffrey

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    Commercial oil deposits in basement rocks are not geological 'accidents' but are oil accumulations which obey all the rules of oil sourcing, migration and entrapment; therefore in areas of not too deep basement, oil deposits within basement rocks should be explored with the same professional skill and zeal as accumulations in the overlying sediments. Landes et al. (1960), American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)1-5
    Number of pages5
    JournalGeological Society Special Publication
    Publication statusPublished - 2003

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