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Petroleum geochemistry of the Zala Basin, Hungary

American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin

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Abstract

The Zala basin is a subbasin within the Pannonian basin. Geochemical study of oils and rocks in the basin indicate that two, and possibly three, genetic oil types are present in the basin. Miocene source rocks, previously believed to be the predominant source rock, have expelled minor amounts of hydrocarbons. The main source rock is the Upper Triassic (Rhaetian) Kossen Marl Formation or its stratigraphic equivalent. Knowledge of the geochemical characteristics of oils derived from these Upper Triassic source rocks and understanding of the source rock distribution and maturation history are important for recognizing Triassic oil-source bed relationships and for further exploration in other basins in Hungary and other parts of Europe where Triassic source rocks are present. -from Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Petroleum geochemistry of the Zala Basin, Hungary
Series title:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
Volume
78
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1994
Language:
English
Larger Work Type:
Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin
First page:
1
Last page:
22
Number of Pages:
22