Next Meeting:     1pm  Monday  Mar 25   -   Bridgeport Recreation Center 

" The Origin of Petroleum "

Oil requires abundant organic matter in classic rocks (usually shale or carbonate), and a depositional basin for burial enough to thermally crack the hydrocarbons into molecules that are typical of petroleum (gaseous and liquid).  Gary Janezic will discuss types of depositional basins, types of petroleum generated and how they are reservoired once generated.  Chemistry of crude oils and gases generated will also be discussed.

Presenter:    Gary Janezic