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Hydrocarbon gas in sediment of the Southern Pacific Ocean

Geo-Marine Letters

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DOI: 10.1007/BF02326095

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Abstract

Methane, ethane, ethene, propane, and propene are common hydrocarbon gases in near-surface sediment from offshore areas in the southern Pacific Ocean near Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Tonga, New Zealand, and Antarctica. Sea floor sites for sampling of sediment were selected on the basis of anomalies in marine seismic records, and the samples were intentionally biased toward finding possible thermogenic hydrocarbon gases. In none of the areas, however, were thermogenic hydrocarbons clearly identified. The hydrocarbon gases that were found appear to be mainly the products of in situ microbial processes. ?? 1988 Springer-Verlag New York Inc.

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Hydrocarbon gas in sediment of the Southern Pacific Ocean
Series title:
Geo-Marine Letters
DOI:
10.1007/BF02326095
Volume
8
Issue:
3
Year Published:
1988
Language:
English
Publisher location:
Springer-Verlag
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Geo-Marine Letters
First page:
179
Last page:
187