Type II kerogen

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Van Krevelen diagram.[1]

Oil-prone organic matter having Rock-Eval pyrolysis hydrogen indices in the range of 300 to 600 mg hydrocarbon\g TOC when thermally immature; contains algal and bacterial organic matter dominated by liptinite macerals, such as exinite and sporinite; common but not restricted to marine settings; Type II pathway on Van Krevelen diagrams.[2]

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  1. Dembicki, H., 2009, Three common source rock evaluation errors made by geologists during prospect or play appraisals: AAPG Bulletin, vol. 93, issue 3, pp. 341-356.
  2. Peters, Kenneth E., David J. Curry, and Marek Kacewicz, 2012, An overview of basin and petroleum system modeling: Definitions and concepts, in Peters, Kenneth E., David J. Curry, and Marek Kacewicz, eds., Basin modeling: New horizons in research and applications: AAPG Hedberg Series no. 4, p. 1-16.