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KOSTIC, ALEKSANDAR, University of Belgrade, Faculty of Mining and Geology, Dept. of Petroleum and Coal Geology, Belgrade, Yugoslavia

Abstract: The Generative Petroleum Potential of the Tertiary Sediments in the Banat Depression (Pannonian Basin, Yugoslavia)

The Banat depression (Serbia, Yugoslavia) is the south-east part of the Pannonian basin that consists of several deep local depressions with Tertiary sediment load of 2000-5000 m, and with a rather specific geological and geothermal evolution. This is a petroleum-productive region, with deposits mainly in the Miocene clastites.

The main methods applied are: backstripping, integral timetemperature modeling with self-developed software "SimpleMat", laboratory analyses of the quality, quantity, type and maturity of kerogen (microscopic, chemical and pyrolithic), and detailed interpretation of welllogs and seismic sections conducted in order to define source-rocks geometry.

Obtained results are synthesized in form of geothermal gradients maps, iso-maturity maps, source rocks thickness and quality maps, and, finally, generative potential maps.

As a result of this research project, the petroleum generation zones in the Banat depression will be outlined, the time of petroleum generation established and the overall petroleum potential of the Tertiary sediments assessed. These results will be used for the preparation of an integral model of generation, migration and accumulation of the Tertiary petroleum and they will provide a base for the future petroleum exploration in this part of the Pannonian basin. 

AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90925©1999 AAPG Foundation Grants-in-Aid