Genesis and evolution of solid bitumen; an organic petrology perspective
Speaker: Hamed Sanei


May 19, 2021
11:00 am-12:00 pm Mountain Time 
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CSPG member: $30.00 +gst 
Non-member: $45.00 +gst

Please note: Registration closes May 18th at 12:00 pm Mountain Time 


Solid bitumen is a secondary hydrocarbon product that is formed during different stages of the post-burial organic matter evolution continuum in most source and tight reservoir rocks. Solid bitumen has a distinct organic petrographic characteristics and plays a key role in the quality of both source and reservoir rocks. This presentation will discuss a new schematic model for generation and timing of multiple phases of solid bitumen formed during various stages of thermal maturity. Five distinct solid bitumen groups will be presented and their significance in the unconventional reservoirs will be discussed. 



Hamed Sanei is a Professor and the Total Research Chair in organic petrology and geochemistry in the Department of Geoscience, Aarhus University, Denmark. He is the Director of the Lithospheric Organic Carbon Laboratory (LOC) and the Founder/President of the PetroEval ApS. He received his PhD from the University of Victoria, British Columbia. He was formerly a Senior Research Scientist with the Geological Survey of Canada and served as the President of The Society for Organic Petrology (TSOP).