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dc.contributor.authorParnell, John
dc.contributor.authorBowden, Stephen
dc.contributor.authorMark, Darren
dc.identifier.citationParnell , J , Bowden , S & Mark , D 2018 , ' Petroleum generation and migration in the Cambro-Ordovician Laurentian margin succession of NW Scotland ' , Journal of the Geological Society , vol. 175 , no. 1 , pp. 33-43 .
dc.identifier.otherPURE: 252130160
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dc.identifier.otherScopus: 85040523036
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dc.descriptionNERC is thanked for continued funding of the Argon Isotope facility, which is housed at SUERC. D.M. was in receipt of a NERC PhD studentship.en
dc.description.abstractFluid inclusion and organic biomarker data show that there was formerly a hydrocarbon system in the Cambro-Ordovician Laurentian margin rocks of NW Scotland. Oil fluid inclusions occur in stylolitized Eriboll Formation sandstone, in K-feldspar cements with an 40Ar/39Ar age of 415 ± 5.5/5.8 Ma (2σ, analytical precision/full external precision). Organic extracts from Durness Group black limestones yield biomarker ratios characteristic of high thermal maturity. Organic maturation to yield oil probably occurred during orogenic deformation along the Moine Thrust Zone. The recognition of a hydrocarbon system in Scotland adds to a huge hydrocarbon province in Laurentian rocks including North America and Greenland.
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dc.subjectGE Environmental Sciencesen
dc.subjectQE Geologyen
dc.titlePetroleum generation and migration in the Cambro-Ordovician Laurentian margin succession of NW Scotlanden
dc.typeJournal articleen
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dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of St Andrews.School of Earth & Environmental Sciencesen
dc.description.statusPeer revieweden

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