The GFZ-Industry Partnership Programme (IPP)
We apply published results of our research and offer access to our expertise through GeoS4 GmbH, a private service company, founded under the auspices of EEF-II, a HGF/GFZ initiative.
- Industry Newsletter Spring 2012
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- Industry Newsletter Spring 2007
- Industry Newsletter Winter 2006
- Industry Newsletter Spring 2005
Present day lateral and vertical heterogeneity of oil composition in petroleum reservoirs is characterized using polar compounds and stable isotopes while the original charge is reconstructed using petroleum asphaltenes.
We examine source rocks stemming from all different depositional environments to evaluate which kerogens develop a late gas potential in the course of their maturation and to define the kinetics of primary and secondary gas generation.
BioMeP will work out numerical models to retrace diagenetic pathways leading to methane formation. It is the final aim of BioMeP to numerically predict a bacterial methane potential in selected basin areas.
The Project aims at developing compositional models for the prediction of petroleum quality ahead of drilling. Here we use pyrolysis techniques for the analysis of source rocks and petroleum sytsem modelling for the integration of results. Project partners include Chevron, ConocoPhillips, Devon, Petrobras und StatoilHydro.