The source-cap co-control theory and its application to petroleum exploration in the Tarim Basin, Xinjiang, China

Zhou, X.; Wang, H.

Xinjiang Shiyou Dizhi = Xinjiang Petroleum Geology 21(1): 27-29


Accession: 020446065

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The source-cap co-control theory is based on "source control theory" and is proposed from practical experience in oil and gas exploration in the Tarim Basin, with reference to other regional data available in the world and the principle of "petroleum system theory". The central idea is that cap rock, especially regional cap rock, is the prerequisite for forming a petroleum system and oil/gas pool, the same as hydrocarbon source rock. Good-quality reservoir rock, unblocked channels and large-scale traps can enrich oil and gas.