Publications

Analysis undertaken at Nottingham has contributed to a large number of petroleum geochemical related studies published over the last 10 years.

  1. Marshall, C., Large, D.J., Meredith, W., Snape, C.E., Uguna, C., Spiro, B.F., Orheim, A., Jochmann, M., Mokogwu, I., Wang, Y., Friis. B., 2015. Geochemistry and Petrology of Spitsbergen coals. Part 1: Oil potential and depositional environment. International Journal of Coal Geology 143, 22-33.
  2. Marshall, C., Large, D.J., Meredith, W., Snape, C.E., Uguna, C., Spiro, B.F., Orheim, A., Jochmann, M., Mokogwu, I., Wang, Y., Friis. B., 2015. Geochemistry and Petrology of Spitsbergen coals. Part 2 maturity variations and implications for local and regional burial models. International Journal of Coal Geology 143, 1-10.
  3. Meredith, W., Snape, C.E., Love, G.D., 2015. Development and utilisation of catalytic hydropyrolysis (HyPy) as an analytical tool for a variety of organic geochemical applications. In: Grice, K. (Ed.), Principles and Practice of Analytical Techniques in Geosciences. Royal Society of Chemistry Special Volume, Cambridge, 171-208.
  4. Uguna, C., Carr, A.D., Snape, C.E., Meredith, W., 2015. High pressure water pyrolysis of coal to evaluate the role of pressure on hydrocarbon generation and source rock maturation at high maturities under geological conditions. Organic Geochemistry 78, 44-51.
  5. Uguna, C.N., Azri, M.H., Snape, C.E., Meredith, W., Carr, A.D. 2013. A hydrous pyrolysis study to ascertain how gas yields and the extent of maturation for a partially matured source rock and bitumen in isolation compare to their whole source rock. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 103, 268-277.
  6. Uguna, C.N., Carr, A.D., Snape, C.E., Meredith, W., Díaz, M.C., 2012. A laboratory pyrolysis study to investigate the effect of water pressure on hydrocarbon generation and maturation of coals in geological basins. Organic Geochemistry 52, 103-113.
  7. Uguna, C.N., Snape, C.E., Meredith, W., Carr, A.D., Scotchman, I.C., Davis, R.C., 2012. Retardation of hydrocarbon generation and maturation by water pressure in geological basins: An experimental investigation. In: K.E. Peters, D.J. Curry, M. Kacewicz (eds.), Basin Modeling: New Horizons in Research and Applications: AAPG Hedberg Series No. 4, p. 19-37.
  8. Berwick, B., Greenwood, P. Meredith, W., Snape, C.E., Talbot, H., 2010. Comparison of MSSV pyrolysis and hydropyrolysis to facilitate the thermal release of bound hydrocarbon biomarkers from extant and sedimentary organic matter. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 87, 108-116.
  9. Carr, A.D., Snape, C.E., Meredith, W., Uguna, C., Scotchman, I.C., Davis, R.C., 2009. The effect of water pressure on hydrocarbon generation reactions in geological basins. Petroleum Geoscience 15, 17-26.
  10. Love, G.D., Grosjean, E., Stalvies, C., Fike, D.A., Grotzinger, J.P., Bradley, A.S., Kelly, A.E., Bhatia, M., Meredith, W., Snape, C.E., Bowring, S.A., Condon, D.J., Summons, R.E., 2009. Fossil steroids record the appearance of Demosponges during the Cryogenian Period. Nature 457, 718-721.
  11. Sonibare, O.O., Snape, C.E., Meredith, W., Uguna, Love, G.D., 2009. Geochemical characterisation of heavily biodegraded oil sand bitumens by catalytic hydropyrolysis. Journal of Analytical and Applied Pyrolysis 86, 135-140.
  12. Meredith, W., Snape, C.E., Carr, A.D., Nytoft, H.P., Love, G.D., 2008. The occurrence of unusual hopenes in hydropyrolysates generated from severely biodegraded oil seep asphaltenes. Organic Geochemistry 39, 1243-1248.
  13. Lockhart, R.S, Meredith, W., Love, G.D., Snape, C.E., 2008. Release of bound aliphatic biomarkers via hydropyrolysis from Type II kerogen at high maturity. Organic Geochemistry 39, 1119-1124.
  14. Meredith, W., Snape, C.E., Uguna, C., Love, G.D., 2008. Maximising the yield of bound aliphatic biomarkers via a convenient two-stage hydropyrolysis procedure. In: Liang, D., Wang, D., Li, Z. (Eds.), Petroleum Geochemistry and Exploration in the Afro-Asian Region. Taylor and Francis, London, pp. 145-152.
  15. Meredith, W., Sun, C., Snape, C.E., Sephton, M.A., Love, G.D., 2006. The use of model compounds to investigate the release of covalently bound biomarkers in hydropyrolysis. Organic Geochemistry 37, 1705-1714.
  16. Russell, C.A., Meredith, W., Snape, C.E., Love, G.D., Clarke, E., Moffatt, B., 2004. The potential of bound biomarker profiles released via catalytic hydropyrolysis to reconstruct basin charging history for oils. Organic Geochemistry 35, 1441-1459.
  17. Meredith, W., Russell, C.A., Cooper, M., Snape, C.E., Love, G.D., Fabbri, D., Vane, C.H., 2004. Trapping hydropyrolysates on silica and their subsequent thermal desorption to facilitate rapid fingerprinting by GC-MS. Organic Geochemistry 35, 73-89.