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Aeroflot

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#1 13 years ago

:confused:




Phoenix_22 VIP Member

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#2 13 years ago

Teh Wiki Maturity

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

In petroleum geology, the maturity of a rock is a measure of its state in terms of hydrocarbon generation. Maturity is established using a combination of geochemical and basin modelling techniques.

Organic-rich rocks (termed source rocks) will alter under increasing temperature such that the organic molecules slowly mature into hydrocarbons (see diagenesis). Source rocks are therefore broadly categorised as immature (no hydrocarbon generation), sub-mature (limited hydrocarbon generation), mature (extensive hydrocarbon generation) and overmature (most hydrocarbons have been generated).

The maturity of a source rock can also be used as an indicator of its hydrocarbon potential. That is, if a rock is sub-mature, then it has a much higher potential to generate further hydrocarbons than one that is overmature.

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Aeroflot

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#3 13 years ago

So then most people don't have maturity?




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#4 13 years ago

Unless you are a rock...umm, no?




Aeroflot

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#5 13 years ago

What about people with hard heads?




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#6 13 years ago

Depends...they need to be at least 20 years old, and have at least 5% sulfur in there brain alone.




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#7 13 years ago

overmature sounds fun . . . .