History of the recognition of organic geochemistry in geoscience

Organic Geochemistry



The discipline of organic geochemistry is an outgrowth of the application of the principles and methods of organic chemistry to sedimentary geology. Its origin goes back to the last part of the nineteenth century and the first part of the twentieth century concurrent with the evolution of the applied discipline of petroleum geochemistry. In fact, organic geochemistry was strongly influenced by developments in petroleum geochemistry. Now, however, organic geochemistry is considered an umbrella geoscience discipline of which petroleum geochemistry is an important component.

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Publication type Article
Publication Subtype Journal Article
Title History of the recognition of organic geochemistry in geoscience
Series title Organic Geochemistry
DOI 10.1016/S0146-6380(01)00172-3
Volume 33
Issue 4
Year Published 2002
Language English
Larger Work Type Article
Larger Work Subtype Journal Article
Larger Work Title Organic Geochemistry
First page 517
Last page 521
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