Kukpowruk Redwul

Image shows two pyramidal rock outcroppings with grass coverings

Detailed Description

Geologist examines f Faulted and folded petroleum source rocks in Jurassic and Cretaceous rocks (Kingak Shale, pebble shale unit, and gamma-ray zone of Hue Shale) in southern part of Western North Slope. Thermal maturity of these rocks is at the upper limit of oil preservations. Oil odor indicates that oil was generated from these rocks but it likely migrated to other rocks or was transformed to natural gas by high temperature.


Image Dimensions: 2400 x 1156

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Location Taken: AK, US