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Journal of Petroleum Geology

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Journal of Petroleum Geology, Vol.7, No.3, pp.245-266, 1984

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THE ROLE OF ORGANIC MATTER IN THE EARLY DIAGENESIS OF CARBONATE OOIDS -- AN EXPERIMENTAL STUDY

J. Ferguson, P. R. Bush and B. A. Clarke*

* Imperial College of Science and Technology, Dept. of Geology, Royal School of Mines, Prince Consort Road, London SW7 2BP.


Abstract

The results of a number of experiments simulating the early diagenesis of carbonate ooids are presented and discussed. Consideration of both inorganic and organic reactions indicate that the presence and Previous HitmaturationNext Hit of organic matter is critical. It is suggested that the form of cement generated is dependent on the original concentration of organic matter, while the inorganic reactions are likely to be controlled by the by-products of the Previous HitmaturationTop of the organic matter. In general the results obtained show a marked similarity to the geological situation.

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