Document Type : Review Article


1 Department of Geology, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad

2 Department of Geology, Faculty of Science, Ferdowsi University of Mashhad, Iran



Investigating the hydrocarbon generation potential of the Kazhdumi Formation, which is one of the most important source rocks of the Zagros sedimentary basin, is very important and necessary, Because the tectonic movement of the main faults of Zagros, both during the deposition of Kazhdumi and after, caused differences in the depth and sedimentation conditions of the different zones of this basin, and changes such as diversity in the way of sedimentation, biological facies and It has resulted in the preservation rate of organic matter. Therefore, 30 samples of this formation were selected and evaluated from different areas of Izeh zone (Perchestan ) and Dezful Embayment (Tang-E Magher , Nowrouz , Soroush , Azadegan and Binak). In this study, in addition to comparing the data of Kazhdumi Formation in different zones of Zagros, it has been tried to study the conditions of sedimentation and sedimentation environment. The recorded values for total organic carbon range from 1.2 to 6.9% and the examination of the thermal maturity of the samples shows a wide range from the immature range to the middle of the oil window,


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