Join us at the coming AAPG ICE 2019 in Buenos Aires (August 27th to 30th) to exchange knowledge and innovation.

C6+ will have a strong presence with 2 oral presentions of its latest innovations to tackle risks and uncertainties in petroleum system exploration.

These innovations are proposed to companies through a R&D project to be started early 2020. The main objective of the project is to go beyond what is currently available in commercial tools by offering a solution, compatible with the workflows in companies (commercial simulators, CRS mapping…), to account for uncertainties and risks in petroleum exploration. 

We are looking forward to see you there.

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A recent work on the deposition and preservation of organic matter in sedimentary basins was published in Geosciences

Deposition and preservation of organic matter in sedimentary basins is a major concern for petroleum exploration. The main controlling factors of these mechanisms are still the object of vivid debates for which new modeling tools can bring very valuable insight. For that purpose, IFP Energies nouvelles, our partner for R&D in basin analysis, developed a new tool to account for deposition and preservation of organic matter in sedimentary bassins called DORS, which stands for Dionisos Organic Rich Sediments (project led by Benoit Chauveau).

As part of his Ph.D. funded by Engie and oriented by François Baudin and Isabelle Moretti, Benjamin Bruneau worked on the Paris Basin, a very well documented example of marine organic matter accumulation, to better understand the mechanisms driving the formation of source-rocks using DORS. He also benefited from the results obtained by Marc Villié during his master thesis to regionally discriminate the relative importance of the processes involved by using statistical tools dedicated to exploration studies (project led by Mathieu Ducros).


Regional relative contribution of the factors controlling deposition and preservation
of organic matter in the Toracian source-rock of the Paris Basin (Bruneau et al., 2018)


This work, which can be freely accessed on the website of the review, opens new perspectives about the understanding of global distribution of organic-rich sediments.




Mathieu Ducros will be at the coming Alago Conference to present new results on source rock kinetics

From November 4th to 8th, Mathieu will be present at the Alago Conference, held in Salvador, Brazil, to present the new C6+ method for more predictive source rock maturity results.

This event will be a perfect environment to promote our innovative approaches for petroleum exploration and our dynamic network in E&P as the program offers very promising discussions on conventional and unconventional petroleum systems, gas geochemistry and source rock characterization among other topics.

It will also be the opportunity to pay a visit to our colleagues from the Universidade Federal da Bahia. Do not hesitate to plan a meeting with us too! We look forward to meet you there!