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Contents of Vol. 35, 2012

Vol. 35, no. 4, October 2012

Reservoir characteristics of the Albian Upper Qamchuqa
Formation carbonates, Taq Taq oilfield, Kurdistan, Iraq
B. Al-Qayim and F. Rashid (Sulaimani University, Kurdistan, Iraq) view abstract

Statistical analysis of dipmeter logs from exploration wells
in the Drava Depression, Northern Croatia
J. Velic (Zagreb University), T. Malvic, M. Cvetkovic and M. Bošnjak view abstract

Source rock potential of organic-rich shales in the Tertiary
Bhuban and Boka Bil Formations, Bengal Basin, Bangladesh
Md. Farhaduzzaman (University of Malaya), Wan Hasiah Abdullah,
Md. Aminul Islam and M. J. Pearson view abstract

Distribution and isomerization of terpanes in pyrolyzates
of lignite at high pressures and temperatures
Chuanyuan Wang (Chinese Academy of Sciences), Jianguo Du,
Wanchun Wang, Baoxiang Wu and Xiaocheng Zhou view abstract

The scaling of pull-aparts and implications for fluid flow
in areas with strike-slip faults
D.C.P. Peacock (Statoil) and M.W. Anderson view abstract

Index, 2012

International Events

Main photograph shows a quarry wall composed of marls of the Badenian (mid-Miocene) Moslavacka gora Formation (including organic-rich intervals) near Našice, eastern Croatia. Bedding here generally dips at low angles, but close-up photographs (see insets) show domino-style micro-faulting with relatively steeply dipping lamination. A subsurface structural interpretation of the Moslavacka gora and overlying formations, based on diplog data from wells in the Drava Depression, is the subject of the paper by Velic et al. on pp. 343-356. Photographs by Marko Cvetkovic.

Vol. 35, no. 3, July 2012

Flow unit distribution and reservoir modelling in Cretaceous carbonates of the Sarvak Formation, Abteymour oilfield,
Dezful Embayment, SW Iran
H. Rahimpour-Bonab (University of Tehran), H. Mehrabi, A. Navidtalab and E. Izadi-Mazidi view abstract

The Middle Cambrian succession in the Central Baltic Basin: geochemistry of oils and sandstone reservoir characteristics
O. Zdanaviciute (Institute of Geology and Geography, Vilnius, Lithuania), J. Lazauskiene, A. I. Khoubldikov, M. V. Dakhnova and T. P. Zheglova view abstract

Biomarker characteristics of crude oils from the Murzuq Basin, SW Libya
T. A. Hodairi and R. P. Philp (University of Oklahoma, USA) view abstract

Pore-lining chlorite cements in lacustrine-deltaic sandstones from the Upper Triassic Yanchang Formation, Ordos Basin, China
Xia Zhang (Nanjing University), Chun-Ming Lin, Yuan-Feng Cai, Chang-Wei Qu and Zhao-You Chen view abstract

The tight Danian Ekofisk chalk reservoir formation in the South Arne field, North Sea: mineralogy and porosity properties
H. Lindgreen (GEUS, Denmark), A. E. Fallick, F. Jakobsen and N. Springer view abstract

International Events

Cover: Photo to right shows a core tray from a well in South Arne field, Danish North Sea. Cores are composed of Danian chalk of the Ekofisk Formation, a reservoir unit of secondary but increasing importance. Porosity and permeability in the chalk are reduced by the presence of both clay minerals and detrital nano-sized quartz, as illustrated in the SEM image (left, above) and the atomic forced microscopy image (left, below). See the related paper by Lindgreen et al. on pp. 291-310 of this issue. Photos by Holger Lindgreen (Geus, Denmark).

Vol. 35, no. 2, April 2012

High-resolution stratigraphy, palynofacies and source rock potential of the Água de Madeiros Formation (Lower Jurassic), Lusitanian Basin, Portugal
L. V. Duarte (Universidade de Coimbra, Portugal), R. L. Silva,
J. G. Mendonça Filho, N. Poças Ribeiro and R.B.A. Chagas view abstract

Geochemistry of crude oils, seepage oils and source rocks from Belize and Guatemala: Indications of carbonate-sourced petroleum systems
H.I. Petersen (GEUS, Denmark), B. Holland, H.P. Nytoft, A. Cho,
S. Piasecki, J. de la Cruz and J.H. Cornec view abstract

Potential petroleum source rocks in the Termit Basin, Niger
M. Harouna (Université Abdou Moumouni, Niger) and R.P. Philp view abstract

Chemostratigraphy of Cenomanian-Turonian carbonates of the Sarvak Formation, southern Iran
E. Hajikazemi (IOOC, Tehran), I. S. Al-Aasm and M. Coniglio view abstract

International Events

Cover: Cover photo shows coastal cliffs composed of steeply dipping Lower Jurassic carbonates to the north of S. Pedro de Moel (Lusitanian Basin, western Portugal). At this location, the Coimbra Formation, here dominated by Upper Sinemurian bioclastic limestones, is overlain by organic-rich facies of the Água de Madeiros Formation. The source rock potential of the latter formation is the subject of the paper by Duarte et al. on pp. 105-126 of this issue. Photo by L. V. Duarte.

Vol. 35, no. 1, January 2012

Organic geochemistry and petrology of a Lower Jurassic (Pliensbachian) petroleum source rock from Aït Moussa,
Middle Atlas, Morocco
V. F. Sachse (RWTH Aachen University), D. Leythaeuser, A. Grobe,
M. Rachidi and R. Littke view abstract

Impact of diagenesis on reservoir quality in ramp carbonates:
Gialo Formation (Middle Eocene), Sirt Basin, Libya
G. H. Swei (Nasser Nation University, Tripoli) and Maurice E. Tucker (Durham University) view abstract

Carbonate geobodies: hierarchical classification and database - A new workflow for 3D reservoir modelling
A. Jung and T. Aigner (University of Tuebingen) view abstract

Evaluation of hydrocarbon prospects using surface geochemical data with constraints from geological and geophysical observations: Saurashtra Basin, India
D. Mani, D. J. Patil, M. S. Kalpana and A. M. Dayal (CSIR, Hyderabad, India) view abstract

A general method for the consistent volume assessment of complex hydrocarbon traps
A. Beha (DONG E&P, Denmark), J. E. Christensen and R.Young view abstract

International Events

Cover: Main photo shows Eocene limestones of the El Garia Formation exposed at the El Garia type locality in northern Tunisia. Mid-Eocene nummulitic grainstones form important reservoir rocks for hydrocarbons in North Africa. Equivalent limestones in the Sirt Basin (Libya), known as the Gialo Formation, are the subject of the paper by Swei and Tucker on pp. 25-48 of this issue. Below are field photos of the El Garia Formation (left and centre); and a photomicrograph of a nummulitic facies in the Gialo Formation. Photos by Paola Ronchi except bottom right by Maurice Tucker.

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