Petroleum Geology Overview

Sedimentary rock types Terrigenous sediments (clastic) These are land derived sediments sub-divided further on the basis of their grain size. Clay 1- Clay minerals are hydrous platy aluminosilicates. 2- Clay minerals can be subdivided into five important groups with different chemical and physical characteristics; kaolinite, illites, smectites, chlorites and glauconites. 3- “shale”, generally used to …

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