Journal of
Petroleum and Gas Engineering

  • Abbreviation: J. Petroleum Gas Eng.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-2677
  • DOI: 10.5897/JPGE
  • Start Year: 2010
  • Published Articles: 121

Full Length Research Paper

Oil-oil correlation of the South Sumatra Basin reservoirs

S. A. Kasim
  • S. A. Kasim
  • Centre for Energy Research and Training, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
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J. Armstrong
  • J. Armstrong
  • School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences, University of Manchester, UK
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  •  Received: 17 May 2013
  •  Accepted: 29 April 2015
  •  Published: 29 May 2015


The research sets about describing the different oil types in the South Sumatra Basin and relating the hydrocarbon to source rocks. Four different groups of oil have been identified; the character of the oils suggests both lacustrine and terrestrial input to the source rocks. Type 1 oils have marine/lacustrine influenced (low pristane/phytane), Type 2 are terrestrially derived (high pristane/phytane ratio), Type 3 are also lacustrine (oils with bimodal distribution of n-alkanes) and Type 4 are biodegraded oils. These oils are distributed randomly in the South Sumatra Basin and are believed to be sourced from the terrestrial TalangAkar and lacustrine Lemat/Lahat formations.


Key words: South Sumatra, lacustrine, terrestrial, pristane, phytane.