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Title: Tectonic and karstic effects on the western Taurus region, southwestern Turkey: Relations to the present temperature gradients and total organic carbon content

Abstract

The western Taurus region is one of the promising hydrocarbon provinces and the largest karstic terrain of Turkey. The Mesozoic Beydaglari units deposited in the study area are composed mainly of a carbonate succession which has potential hydrocarbon source rocks of various ages. To confirm the tectonic and karstic influence on the regional temperature gradient and total organic carbon content, subsurface data obtained from four drillholes, and the results of the surface samples and water samples analyses, were used. The low salinity values (less than 2,500 mg/liter) of the formation water, and the measured hole temperatures, indicate the presence of the meteoric water circulation in the geologic section. Since the Late Miocene, intensive tectonic deformations and karstification have provided the development of the aquifer characteristics of the Beydaglari units. Water circulation in the aquifer system has influenced the total organic carbon content and karstic conduits within carbonates.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Hacettepe Univ., Ankara (TR)
OSTI Identifier:
20076054
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 20076054
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Energy Sources
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 22; Journal Issue: 5; Other Information: PBD: Jun 2000; Journal ID: ISSN 0090-8312
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; 02 PETROLEUM; TURKEY; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; TECTONICS; TEMPERATURE GRADIENTS; RESERVOIR TEMPERATURE; RESERVOIR FLUIDS; SALINITY; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS

Citation Formats

Demirel, I.H., and Gunay, Y. Tectonic and karstic effects on the western Taurus region, southwestern Turkey: Relations to the present temperature gradients and total organic carbon content. United States: N. p., 2000. Web.
Demirel, I.H., & Gunay, Y. Tectonic and karstic effects on the western Taurus region, southwestern Turkey: Relations to the present temperature gradients and total organic carbon content. United States.
Demirel, I.H., and Gunay, Y. Thu . "Tectonic and karstic effects on the western Taurus region, southwestern Turkey: Relations to the present temperature gradients and total organic carbon content". United States.
@article{osti_20076054,
title = {Tectonic and karstic effects on the western Taurus region, southwestern Turkey: Relations to the present temperature gradients and total organic carbon content},
author = {Demirel, I.H. and Gunay, Y.},
abstractNote = {The western Taurus region is one of the promising hydrocarbon provinces and the largest karstic terrain of Turkey. The Mesozoic Beydaglari units deposited in the study area are composed mainly of a carbonate succession which has potential hydrocarbon source rocks of various ages. To confirm the tectonic and karstic influence on the regional temperature gradient and total organic carbon content, subsurface data obtained from four drillholes, and the results of the surface samples and water samples analyses, were used. The low salinity values (less than 2,500 mg/liter) of the formation water, and the measured hole temperatures, indicate the presence of the meteoric water circulation in the geologic section. Since the Late Miocene, intensive tectonic deformations and karstification have provided the development of the aquifer characteristics of the Beydaglari units. Water circulation in the aquifer system has influenced the total organic carbon content and karstic conduits within carbonates.},
doi = {},
journal = {Energy Sources},
issn = {0090-8312},
number = 5,
volume = 22,
place = {United States},
year = {2000},
month = {6}
}