Fluid Inclusion Petrography and Microthermometry

Fluid Inclusion Petrography: Thick polished slides evaluated for fluid inclusion populations, abundance, characteristics, flourescence colors, kerogen, and bitumen.

Microthermometry: Quantitatively determines API gravity, fluid trapping temperatures, hydrocarbon saturation state, hydrocarbon phase, and salinity.

Petrography

  • • Timing of fluid implacement
  • • Multiple hydrocarbon pulses
  • • Qualitative API gravity estimation
  • • Fluid contacts
  • • Petroleum type and quality
  • • Paleocharge
  • • Kerogen abundance and type
  • • Hydrocarbon staining/bitumen presence

Microthermometry

  • • Quantitative API gravity
  • • Temperature of oil implacement or cementation
  • • Reservoir salinity
  • • Petroleum type and quality
  • • Petroleum saturation
  • • Presence of gas cap
  • • Maximum burial temperature
  • • Thermal maturity