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Scientific key papers

  • Cross, M. M., D. A. C. Manning, S. H. Botrell and R. H. Worden, 2004, Thermochemical sulphate reduction (TSR): experimental determination of reaction kinetics and implications of the observed reaction rates for petroleum reservoirs, Organic Geochemistry, 35, 393-404, doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2004.01.005
  • Ellis, G. S., T. Zhang, Q. Ma, and Y. Tang, 2006, Empirical and theoretical evidence for the role of MgSO4 contact ion-pairs in Thermochemical sulfate reduction, Eos Transactions, AGU, 87, Fall Meeting Abstracts V11C–0596.
  • Helgeson, H. C., A. M. Knox, C. E. Owens, and E. L. Shock, 1993, Petroleum, oil field waters, and authigenic mineral assemblages: Are they in metastable equilibrium in hydrocarbon reservoirs?, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 57, 3295- 3339, doi: 10.1016/0016-7037(93)90541-4
  • Larter, S. R., A. Wilhelms, I. M. Head, M. Koopmans, A. C. Caplin, R. di Primio, C. Zwach, M. Erdmann, and N. Tlenaes, 2003, The controls on the composition of biodegraded oils in the deep subsurface–part 1: biodegradation rates in petroleum reservoirs, Organic Geochemistry, 34, 601–613, doi: 10.1016/S0146-6380(02)00240-1
  • Machel, H. G, 2001, Bacterial and thermochemical sulfate reduction in diagenetic settings – old and new insights, Sedimentary Geology, 140, 143-175, doi: 10.1016/S0037-0738(00)00176-7
  • Mougin, P., V. Lamoureux-Var, A. Bariteau, and A. Y. Huc, 2007,  Thermodynamic of thermochemical sulphate reduction, Journal of Petroleum Science & Engineering, 58, 413-427, doi: 10.1016/j.petrol.2007.01.005
  • Seewald, J. S., 2003, Organic-inorganic interactions in petroleum-producing sedimentary basins, Nature, 426, 327-333, doi: 10.1038/nature02132
  • Tang, Y., G. S. Ellis, T. W. Zhang, and Y. B. Yin, 2005, Effects of aqueous chemistry on thermal stability of hydrocarbons in petroleum reservoirs, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 69, A559
  • Worden, R. H. and P. C. Smalley, 1996, H2S-producing reactions in deep carbonate gas reservoirs: Kuff Formation, Abu Dhabi, Chemical Geology, 113, 157 – 171
  • Worden, R. H., W. J. Carrigan, and P. J. Jones, 2004, Origin of H2S in Khuff reservoirs by thermochemical sulfate reduction: Evidence from fluid inclusion, Saudi Aramco Journal of Technology, 42-52; doi ?
  • Worden, R. H., P. C. Smalley, and N. H. Oxtoby, 1996, The effects of thermochemicalsulfate reduction upon formation water salinity and oxygen isotopes in carbonate gas reservoirs, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 60, 3925 – 3931
  • Yue, C., S. Li, K. Ding and N. Zhong, 2006, Thermodynamics and kinetics  of reactions between C1–C3 hydrocarbons and calcium sulfate in deep carbonate reservoirs, Geochemical Journal, 40, 87–94,
  • Zhang, T., A. Amrani, G. S. Ellis, Q. Ma, and Y. Tang, 2008, Experimental investigation on thermochemical sulfate reduction by H2S initiation, Geochimica et Cosmochimica Acta, 72, 3518–3530, doi: 10.1016/j.gca.2008.04.036
  • Zhang, T., G. S. Ellis, K. Wang, C. C. Walters, S. R. Kelemen, B. Gillaizeau, and Y. Tang, 2007, Effect of hydrocarbon type on thermochemical sulfate reduction, Organic Geochemstry, 38, 897 – 910, doi: 10.1016/j.orggeochem.2007.02.004