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Title: A simple kinetic model of petroleum formation and cracking

Abstract

A simple chemical kinetic model of petroleum formation and maturation is presented. Kerogen decomposes to coke-prone labile oil, gas-prone refractory oil gas, and refractory kerogen. The kinetics and stoichiometry of this reaction depend on kerogen type. Labile and refractory oil decompose further with continued heating to gas and refractory kerogen. Refractory kerogen also releases methane with continued heating. The model accounts to some extent for the difference in chemical composition between natural petroleum and laboratory pyrolysates. The model is compared with other simple and more complex models. 13 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Livermore National Lab., CA (USA)
OSTI Identifier:
6189092
Report Number(s):
UCID-21665
ON: DE89008652
DOE Contract Number:  
W-7405-ENG-48
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions of this document are illegible in microfiche products
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
04 OIL SHALES AND TAR SANDS; KEROGEN; DECOMPOSITION; PETROLEUM; YIELDS; CRACKING; HYDROCARBONS; KINETICS; BITUMINOUS MATERIALS; CARBONACEOUS MATERIALS; CHEMICAL REACTIONS; ENERGY SOURCES; FOSSIL FUELS; FUELS; MATERIALS; ORGANIC COMPOUNDS; ORGANIC MATTER; PYROLYSIS; THERMOCHEMICAL PROCESSES; 040500* - Oil Shales & Tar Sands- Properties & Composition

Citation Formats

Burnham, A.K. A simple kinetic model of petroleum formation and cracking. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Burnham, A.K. A simple kinetic model of petroleum formation and cracking. United States.
Burnham, A.K. Wed . "A simple kinetic model of petroleum formation and cracking". United States.
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abstractNote = {A simple chemical kinetic model of petroleum formation and maturation is presented. Kerogen decomposes to coke-prone labile oil, gas-prone refractory oil gas, and refractory kerogen. The kinetics and stoichiometry of this reaction depend on kerogen type. Labile and refractory oil decompose further with continued heating to gas and refractory kerogen. Refractory kerogen also releases methane with continued heating. The model accounts to some extent for the difference in chemical composition between natural petroleum and laboratory pyrolysates. The model is compared with other simple and more complex models. 13 refs., 4 figs., 3 tabs.},
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place = {United States},
year = {1989},
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