HYDROCARBON MINERALS FROM SOUTH-EASTERN TURKEY - A COMPARISON OF THE CHEMICAL NATURES OF THE NEIGHBORING RAMAN-DINCER CRUDE-OIL AND AVGAMASYA ASPHALTITE


ERDEM-SENATALAR A., EKINCI E., BARTLE K., FRERE B.

ERDOL & KOHLE ERDGAS PETROCHEMIE, vol.44, pp.298-300, 1991 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 44
  • Publication Date: 1991
  • Journal Name: ERDOL & KOHLE ERDGAS PETROCHEMIE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.298-300

Abstract

The bitumen of the Avgasmasya asphaltite is derived from oil with the same source as the Raman-Dincer oil. Water washing and/or biodegration have depleted the n-alkanes but not branched alkanes or aromatics. The effects of oxidation are manifest in the increase in oxygen containing functional groups and in the condensation of aromatic material.