Untapped Unconventional Potential: Heat Flow & Source Bed Thermal Maturation

Abstract

The geothermal gradient and associated crustal heat flow are controlling factors in the maturation of organic compounds into fossil fuels and impacts the geothermal energy potential of a region. The accurate study and application of these topics requires considerable knowledge of the underlying concepts and a wealth of reliable data. In order to maximize our ability to demonstrate source bed thermal maturity and resources potential, we must develop and foster an adequate appreciation of the primary constraints of heat flow and their implications.

Date
Jun 9, 2018 1:00 PM — 1:30 PM
Location
Bismarck Event Center Exhibition Hall
315 South 5th St., Bismarck, ND 58504
Daniel B. Brunson
Daniel B. Brunson
Ph.D. Candidate

Daniel Burke Brunson is a doctoral student in Geology at the University of North Dakota Harold Hamm School of Geology and Geological Engineering in Grand Forks, ND.