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oil prone

1. adj. [Geology]

The quality of a source rock that makes it more likely to generate oil than gas. The nature of the organic matter (kerogen) in source rocks varies from coaly, plant-like material commonly found in terrestrial source rocks to algal or other marine material that makes up marine source rocks. Marine source rocks are commonly oil-prone.

See: gas-pronegenerationhydrocarbonkerogenmaturitysource rock

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