Magnetic enhancement caused by hydrocarbon migration in the Mawangmiao Oil Field, Jianghan Basin, China
Liu, Q.S., Liu, Q-S., Chan, L.S., Yang, T., Xia, X.H. and Cheng, T.J. (2006) Magnetic enhancement caused by hydrocarbon migration in the Mawangmiao Oil Field, Jianghan Basin, China. Journal of Petroleum Science and Engineering, 53, (1-2), 25-33. (doi:10.1016/j.petrol.2006.01.010).
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Magnetic parameters (volume-specific susceptibility κ, and hysteresis parameters and ratios) of 47 samples, collected from an oil-producing well (M36) and a dry well (M46) from the oil-bearing II-You Formation of Paleogene Xingouzui Group in the Mawangmiao Oil Field in China, were measured to address the secondary alteration of iron-bearing minerals associated with hydrocarbon migration. Our results indicated that both κ and magnetization (saturation magnetization Js and saturation isothermal remanent magnetization Jrs) of oil-bearing formation have been dramatically enhanced. Further grain size estimation reveals that the background samples (samples both in M46 and outside the oil-bearing formation in M36) contain coarser-grained magnetic particles (30 μm) of detrital origin. In contrast, the alteration of hydrocarbon produces finer-grained (25 nm) magnetic particles. The new constraints on grain sizes and its origin of the hydrocarbon-related magnetic particles improve our understanding of the mechanism of formation of these secondary finer-grained particles, even though the precise nature of this process is still unknown.
|Keywords:||Rock magnetism; Hydrocarbon alteration; Mawangmiao Oil Field, China|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QE Geology|
|Divisions:||University Structure - Pre August 2011 > School of Ocean & Earth Science (SOC/SOES)
|Date Deposited:||27 Nov 2007|
|Last Modified:||27 Mar 2014 18:33|
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