The Biomarker Guide, Volume 2: Biomarkers and Isotopes in the Petroleum Exploration and Earth History

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9780521837620: The Biomarker Guide, Volume 2: Biomarkers and Isotopes in the Petroleum Exploration and Earth History

The second volume itemizes parameters used to genetically correlate petroleum and interpret thermal maturity and extent of biodegradation. It documents most known petroleum systems by geologic age throughout Earth history.

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Biomarkers are compounds found in crude oil with structures inherited from once-living organisms. They persist in oil spills, refinery products and archaeological artifacts, and can be used to identify the origin, geological age and environmental conditions prevelant during their formation and alteration. The two volumes of the Biomarker Guide detail the origin of petroleum, technology for its analysis and key parameters for interpretation. It will be an invaluable resource for geologists, petroleum geochemists, biogeochemists, environmental and forensic scientists, natural product chemists and archaeologists.

About the Author:

With over 15 years experience as a geochemist in the petroleum industry, he is currently Senior Research Geologist at the US Geological Survey.

Senior Research Geochemist at ExxonMobil Research and Engineering Company.

A member of the Chevron Biomarker Group in the 1970s and 1980s during a time of pioneering research into the application of biomarker technology to petroleum exploration.

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