Pyritic sulphur and organic sulphur quantification in organic rich sediments using rock-eval

A. Aboussou, V. Lamoureux-Var, Thomas Wagner, D. Pillot, I. Kowalewski, C. März, B. Garcia

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

An advanced method for pyritic and organic sulphur quantification in organic rich sediments was developed using a Rock-Eval which was designed for sulphur quantification in addition to carbon quantification (Rock-Eval S). This new method involves data processing of parameters obtained via Rock-Eval S analysis of rock samples. It was applied to sedimentary mixtures with known organic and pyritic sulphur contents. The results show that this method allows an accurate quantification of both pyritic and organic sulphur in organic rich sediments that do not contain sulphates. This new method provides important analytical advantages, including (i) rapid analysis time (2 hours per sample); (ii) no chemical preparation steps, which are laborious and hazardous due to the use of strong acids; (iii) automatic analysis; and (iv) simultaneous quantification of organic/inorganic carbon and organic/inorganic sulphur in a single run.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication1st EAGE/IFPEN Conference on Sulfur Risk Management in Exploration and Production
PublisherEAGE Publishing BV
ISBN (Electronic)9789462822665
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Sep 2018
Event1st EAGE/IFPEN Conference on Sulfur Risk Management in Exploration and Production 2018 - Rueil-Malmaison, France
Duration: 18 Sep 201820 Sep 2018

Conference

Conference1st EAGE/IFPEN Conference on Sulfur Risk Management in Exploration and Production 2018
Abbreviated titleSRM 2018
CountryFrance
CityRueil-Malmaison
Period18/09/1820/09/18

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Geotechnical Engineering and Engineering Geology
  • Geology
  • Geochemistry and Petrology
  • Environmental Science(all)

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Pyritic sulphur and organic sulphur quantification in organic rich sediments using rock-eval'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

  • Cite this

    Aboussou, A., Lamoureux-Var, V., Wagner, T., Pillot, D., Kowalewski, I., März, C., & Garcia, B. (2018). Pyritic sulphur and organic sulphur quantification in organic rich sediments using rock-eval. In 1st EAGE/IFPEN Conference on Sulfur Risk Management in Exploration and Production EAGE Publishing BV. https://doi.org/10.3997/2214-4609.201802758