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Publications and Reports

PUBLICATIONS
Edited Books

P. K. Mukhopadhyay, 2001. Special Volume of the International Journal of Coal Geology, Elsevier Science Publication, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Volume 46 (2-4).

P. K. Mukhopadhyay, 2000. Energy and Environmental Issues. Special Volume of the International Journal of Coal Geology, Elsevier Science Publication, Amsterdam, the Netherlands, Volume 43 (1-4).

P. K. Mukhopadhyay, 1994. Vitrinite Reflectance as a Maturity Parameter: Applications and Limitations. Published by American Chemical Society vol. 370, Washington D. C. U.S.A.

P. K. Mukhopadhyay, 1991. Coal and Terrestrial Organic Matter as a Source of Petroleum, Special Volume of Organic Geochemistry, Volume 17 (6), Pergamon Press (Elsevier Publications), Oxford, England.

Articles in Journals and Chapters in Books (For Petroleum Exploration)

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. and Mossman, D. J, and Ehrman, J. M. 2007. The case for vestiges of Early Solar System biota in Carbonaceous Chondrites: petroleum geochemical snapshots and possible future petroleum prospects on Mars Expedition. Instruments, Methods, and Missions for Astrobiology X, Edited by Richard B. Hoover, Gilbert V. Levin, Alexei Rozanov, Paul, C. W. Davies. Proc. SPIE 6694, 66940C, (2007) -0277 -786X/07/$18 – doi: 10.1117/12.730716. p.1-16

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Harvey, P.J., and Kendell, K. 2006. Genetic Relationship between Salt Mobilization and Petroleum System Parameters: Possible Solution of finding Oil and Gas within Offshore Nova Scotia during Next Phase Deepwater Exploration. In Transactions of the Gulf Coast Association of the Geological Societies, Lafayette, Louisiana. Vol. 56. p. p. 629-638.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., D. E. Brown, Kidston, A. R., Bowman, T. M., Faber J., and Harvey, P.J. 2003. Petroleum Systems of Deepwater Scotian Basin, Eastern Canada: Challenges for Finding Oil versus Gas Provinces. Proceedings Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas, p. 1-11. Published by Offshore Technology Conference, Houston, Texas

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., J. A. Wade, M. A. Kruge. 2000. Petroleum Systems of the Scotian Basin, Offshore Eastern Canada and its implications for Future Prospects in the Shelf-Break and Slope Areas: Proceedings of AAPG Annual Meeting, Extended Abstracts, New Orleans. Published by the American Association of the Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., MacDonald, D.J., Harvey, P.J., Boehner, R.C., Calder, J.H. and R. Ryan. 2000. Petroleum System of the Carboniferous rocks from onshore Nova Scotia. International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 43 (1-4), p. 137-139.

Williams, S.H., Burden, E.T. and Mukhopadhyay, P.K. 1998. Thermal maturity and burial history of Paleozoic rocks in Western Newfoundland. Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences. V. 35, p. 1307-1322.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Goodarzi, F., Kruge, M. A. and Alimi, M. H. 1997. Comparison of source rock geochemistry of selected rocks from the Schei Point Group and Ringnes Formation, Arctic Canada. Int. Jour. Coal Geol., v. 34, p.225-260, Elsevier, Amsterdam.

Mukhopadhyay, P.K., MacDonald, D.J, Calder, J. H., Hughes, J. D., and Hatcher, P.G., 1997. Relationship between Methane Generation and Adsorption Potential, Micropore System, and Permeability with Composition and Maturation - Examples from Carboniferous Coals of Nova Scotia, Eastern Canada. Proc. International Coalbed Methane Symposium, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Paper 9733, p. 183-193.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., MacDonald, D. J. and Calder, J. H. 1995. Evaluation of Coalbed methane potential of the Stellarton Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada, Based on Geological, Physical, and Geochemical Properties. Proceedings International Gas Conference (INTERGAS '95), Tuscaloosa, Alabama, Paper 9505, p. 311-320.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Wade, J. A. and Kruge M. A. 1995. Organic facies and maturation of Cretaceous/Jurassic rocks, and possible oil-source rock correlation based on pyrolysis of asphaltenes, Scotian Basin, Canada. Organic Geochemistry, v. 22, no. 1, p. 85-104.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Wade, J. A., and Williamson, M. 1994. Measured versus Predicted Vitrinite Reflectance from Scotian Basin Wells: Implications for Predicting Hydrocarbon Generation/Migration. In: Mukhopadhyay, P. K. and Dow , W.G. (Eds.), American Chemical Society Symposium Series Book Vitrinite Reflectance as Maturity Parameter: Applications and Limitations, American Chemical Society Publication, Symposium Series Volume 570, Washington D. C., p. 230-248.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1994. Vitrinite reflectance as maturity parameter - applications and limitations: a review. In: Mukhopadhyay, P. K. and Dow , W.G. (Eds.), American Chemical Society Symposium Series Book Vitrinite Reflectance as Maturity Parameters: Applications and Limitations, American Chemical Society Publication, Symposium Series Volume 570, Washington D. C., p. 1-24.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. and Hatcher, P. G. 1993. Composition of coal. In Hydrocarbons from Coal (Law, B. E. and Rice, D. D. editors). Amer. Assoc. Petrol. Geol. Studies in Geology Series vol. 38, p. 79-118.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K, Calder, J. H. and Hatcher, P. G. 1993, Geological and Physicochemical Constraints on Methane and C6+ Hydrocarbon Generating Capabilities and Quality of Carboniferous Coals, Cumberland Basin, Nova Scotia, Canada, Proc. 10th Annual International Pittsburgh Coal Conference, p. 1074-1079.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1992. Maturation of organic matter as revealed by microscopic methods: applications and limitations of vitrinite reflectance, continuous spectral and laser fluorescence spectroscopy. In Diagenesis III, Developments in Sedimentology 47 (Wolf, K. H. and Chilingar, G. V. editors), Chapter 9, p. 435-510. Elsevier Publication, Amsterdam.

Smith, W. D., St. Peter, C., Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Naylor, R. D., Ball, F. D., Kalkreuth, W. D. and Macauley, G. 1991. Composition and depositional environment of Eastern Canadian Oil Shales. Int. Jour. Coal Geol., v. 19, p. 385-438.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Hatcher, P.G., Calder, J. H. 1991. Hydrocarbon generation from deltaic and intermontane fluviodeltaic coal and coaly shale from the Tertiary of Texas and Carboniferous of Nova Scotia. In Coal and Terrestrial Organic Matter as a Source Rock for Petroleum (Mukhopadhyay, P. K. et al. editors), Org. Geochem. v. 17, No. 6., p. 765-784. Pergamon Press. Oxford.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. and Wade, J. A. 1990. Organic facies and source rock potential of sediments from three Scotian Shelf wells. Bull. Can. Petrol. Geol. v. 38 (4), p. 407-425.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1990. Organic facies and maturation of sediments from Tyrrhenian Sea, Ocean Drilling Program, Leg 107, In. ODP Scientific Results, 107 (Kastens K. A., Muscle J., et al. editors). p. 579-590.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1989. Characterization of amorphous and other organic matter types by petrography and pyrolysis-gas chromatography. Org. Geochem. v. 14 (3), p. 269-284

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1989. Organic petrography and organic geochemistry of Tertiary coals from Texas with reference to depositional environment and hydrocarbon generation: Report of Investigation No. 188. Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin, 118 p.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Gormly, J. R., Zumberge, J. E. 1989. Generation of hydrocarbons from the Tertiary coals of Texas - Coal as potential source rock for liquid hydrocarbons in a deltaic basin? Org. Geochem. v. 14 (3), p. 351-352.

Rullkotter, J., Mukhopadhyay, P. K., and Welte, D. H. 1987. Geochemistry and petrography of organic matter from DSDP Site 603, lower continental rise of Cape Hattaras: In Initial Report of DSDP Leg 93 (Hinte, J. E. et al. editors), p. 1163-1176.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1986. A new classification for the organic components of kerogen: discussion. Jour. Petrol. Geol. v. 9 (1), p. 111-114.

Rullkotter, J. and Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1986. Comparison of Mesozoic carbonaceous claystones in the western and eastern North Atlantic (DSDP Legs 76, 79, and 93): In North Atlantic Paleoceanography (Summerhayes, C. P. and Shackleton, N. J. editors). Geological Society of London Special Publication, v. 22, p. 377-387.

Rullkotter, J., Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Disko, U., Schaefer, R. G., and Welte, D. H. 1986. Facies and diagenesis of organic matter in deep sea sediments from Blake Outer Ridge and Blake Bahama Basin, western North Atlatic: In Biogeochemistry of Black Shales (Degens, E. T. et al. editors), University of Hamburg Special Publication, v. 60, p. 179-203.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Hagemann, H. W., and Gormly, J. R., 1985. Characterization of kerogens as seen under the aspect of maturation and hydrocarbon generation. Erdol-Kohle-Erdgas-Petrochemie, v. 38 (1), p. 7-18.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., and Leythaeuser, D. 1985. Art und Reife des organischen Materials in Mesozoischen Sedimenten der Kernbohrung Beznau, Schweiz: In Beitrage zur Geologie der Schweiz (Beck et al. editors), Geotechnische Serie, p. 1-14 (in German).

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Rullkotter, J., Schaefer, R. G., and Welte, D. H. 1985. Facies and diagenesis of organic matter in sediments from the Nankai Trough, DSDP Leg 87A: In Initial Report of DSDP Leg 87 (Kagami, H. et al. editors), p. 877-889.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Samanta, U., and Jassal, J., 1985. Origin of oil in lagoon environment-desmocollinite/bituminite source rock concept. Compte Rendu, v. 4, p. 753-763. Southern Illinois Printing Press. Carbondale.

Hartung, B., Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Rullkotter, J., Schaefer, R. G., and Welte, D. H. 1984. Petrography and geochemistry of organic matter in Cretaceous sediments from Gabon Spur, DSDP Leg 80. In Initial Report of DSDP Leg 80 (de Graciansky, P. C. et al. editors), P. 983-991.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. and Gormly, J. R. 1984. Hydrocarbon potential of two types of resinite. Org. Geochem. v. 6, p. 439-454.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Spiro, B., and Rullkotter, J. 1984. An inertinite-rich coal lenticle in Triassic sediment of section 547B-cc, DSDP Leg 79. In Initial Report of DSDP Leg 79 (Hinz, k. et al. editors), p. 493-495.

Rullkotter, J. and Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1984. Jurassic and Mid-Cretaceous carbonaceous claystone in the western (DSDP Leg 76) and eastern (DSDP Leg 79) north Atlantic. Org. Geochem. v. 6, p. 761-767.

Rullkotter, J., Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Hartung, B., and Welte, D. H. 1984. Geochemistry and petrography of organic matter in Cretaceous sediments from southeastern Gulf of Mexico, DSDP Hole 535, preliminary results. In Initial Report of DSDP Leg 77 (Buffler, R. T. et al. editors), p. 489-493.

Rullkotter, J., Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Schaefer, R. G., and Welte, D. H. 1984. Geochemistry and petrography of DSDP Sites 545 and 547, Mazagon Escarpment: In Initial Report of DSDP Leg 79 (Hinz, K. et al. editors), p. 775-806.

Rullkotter, J., Mukhopadhyay, P. K., and Welte, D. H. 1984. Geochemistry and petrography of organic matter in sediments from the DSDP Hole 530A, Angola Basin and Walvis Ridge: In Initial Report of DSDP Leg 75 (Hay, W. W. et al. editors), p. 1069-1087.

Gormly, J. R. and Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1983. Hydrocarbon potential of kerogen types by pyrolysis-gas chromatography: In Advances in Organic Geochemistry (Bjoroy, M. et al. editors), p. 597-606. John Wiley, Chichester.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Rullkotter, J., and Welte, D. H. 1983. Facies and diagenesis of organic matter in sediments from the Brazil Basin and Rio Grande Rise, DSDP Leg 72. In Initial Report of DSDP Leg 72 (Barker, P. F. et al. editors), p. 821-828.

Spiro, B. and Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1983. Effects of degradation on spectral fluorescence of alginite. Erdol-Kohle-Erdgas-Petrochemie, v. 36 (7), p. 297-299.

Articles in Journals and Chapters in Books (Coal & Environmental)

Friedman, G.M., Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Moch, A., and Ahmed, M. 2000. Water and organic-rich waste near dumping grounds in the New York Bight. International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 43 (1-4), p. 325-356.

Goodarzi, F. and Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 2000. Metals and polyaromatic hydrocarbons in the drinking water of the Sydney Basin, Nova Scotia: a preliminary assessment of their source. International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 43 (1-4), p. 357-372.

Lewis, C.F.M., Mayer, L. A., Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Kruge, M. A., Coakley, J. P. and Smith, M. D. 2000. Multibeam sonar backscatter lineaments and anthropogenic organic components in lacustrine silty clay, evidence of shipping in western Lake Ontario. International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 43 (1-4), p. 307-324.

Kruge, M. A., Mukhopadhyay, P. K. and Lewis, C.F.M. 1998. A molecular evaluation of contaminants and natural organic matter in surface sediments from western Lake Ontario. Organic geochemistry. V. 29, p. 1797-1812.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Goodarzi, F., Crandlemire, A. L., Gillis, K. S., MacNeil, D. J. and Smith, W. D. 1998. Comparison of coal composition and elemental distribution in selected seams of the Sydney and Stellarton Basins, Nova Scotia, Eastern Canada. International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 37, p. 113-141.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Kruge, M. A. and Lewis, C.F.M. 1997. Application of environmental organic petrology and geochemistry to fingerprint organic pollutants in the recent sediments of Lake Ontario. Environmental Geosciences, v. 4, p. 137-148.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K., Lajeunesse, G. and Crandlemire, A.L. 1996. Mineralogical speciation of elements in feed coal and and their combustion residues from an Eastern Canadian coalfield and Power Plant. International Journal of Coal Geology, v. 32, p. 279-312.

Selected Non- Confidential Reports

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 2006. Evaluation of the petroleum systems by 1D and 2D numerical modeling and geochemical analysis in the area of most recent exploration wells on the Deepwater Scotian Slope, Offshore Nova Scotia. Report for Nova Scotia Department of Energy, Contract Number 6012740. 145 pages, 250 figures and tables

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 2004. Evaluation of petroleum potential of the Devonian-Carboniferous rocks from Cape Breton Island, Onshore Nova Scotia. Final Report for Nova Scotia Department of Energy, Contract No. 60122058.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 2003. Petroleum Systems of the Scotian Basin – A Review. Reports sold to various oil companies. Global Geoenergy Research Ltd confidential document in CD, 350 p.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 2002. Analysis and Interpretation of Coal and Coke Samples from Tech-Cominco Operations in Trail using Organic Geochemical methods. Natural Resources Canada Contract No. P00-02-3265 of February 12, 2002.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1999. Standardization Of Pollutants Of Carbon-Related Compounds in the Aquatic Environment. Geological Survey of Canada (Environmental Group – Calgary, Alberta), Contract No. 23294-9-1222/001/CAL, File No. CAL-9-00163.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1999. Water quality data and documentation associated with organic-rich beds from Nova Scotia. Report Public Works and Government Services Canada, Calgary, Alberta Contract No. 23294-8-335X/001/CAL

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1999. Metals and polyaromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs) in the drinking water of the Stellarton Basin, Nova Scotia. Final Report on the contract from Public Works Canada and Geological Survey of Canada (Calgary, Alberta) Report Public Works and Government Services Canada, Calgary, Alberta, Contract No. 23294-8-0541/001/CAL

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1999. Standardization Of Pollutants Of Carbon-Related Compounds in the Aquatic Environment. Geological Survey of Canada (Environmental Group – Calgary, Alberta), Contract No. 23294-9-1222/001/CAL, File No. CAL-9-00163.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1997. Coalbed methane potential of three major coal basins of Nova Scotia. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report.
Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1996. Interpretation of Coal Analytical Data to assess the Coalbed Methane Potential of Nova Scotia coalfields. Geological Survey of Canada (Coal Group – Calgary, Alberta) Contract No. 23294-5-0670/01-XSH.

Mukhopadhyay, P.K. 1996. Geochemistry of water associated with coal beds in the Springhill area, Nova Scotia. Public Works Canada and Geological Survey of Canada (Environmental Group, Calgary, Alberta), Contract No. CAL-6-00240.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1995. Organic petrography and kinetics of Jurassic/Cretaceous shales and geochemistry of liquid hydrocarbons, Scotian basin. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 3284.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1994. Coalbed methane potential of selected coal seams from the Stellarton Basin, Nova Scotia based on maturation, and other important physical and chemical parameters. Open File Report, Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources., Halifax, Nova Scotia.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1994. Organic petrography and kinetics of limestone and shale source rocks in wells adjacent to Sable Island, Nova Scotia and the interpretation on oil-oil or oil-source rock correlation and basin modeling. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 3167.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1994. Regional maturation study of rock from King Christian Island, Arctic Canada. SSC (Edmonton) Report, File No. XSG93-00036-(604).

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1994. Coalbed methane potential of selected coal seams from the Stellarton Basin, Nova Scotia, based on maturation, and other important physical and chemical properties. 66 pages, 1 map. Open File Repot of the Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources 94-017.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1993. Analyses and interpretation of Geochemical and source rock data from Scotian Shelf Wells. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 2804.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K.1993. Organic facies and coal quality (including elemental geochemistry) of five seams from the Borehole DDH SMS-91-29B, Sydney Coalfield. Final Report for Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources, Coal Resources Section. 19p, 2 tables, 10 figures.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1992. Source rock characterization and maturation of sediments from Arctic Canada. Geological Survey of Canada contract.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1991. Source rock potential and maturation of Paleozoic sediments (Devonian-Carboniferous) from onshore Nova Scotia. 186 pages, 11 maps, Open File Report of the Department of Natural Resources 91-012.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1991. Characterization and maturation of selected Cretaceous and Jurassic source rocks and crude oil, Scotian Shelf. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 2621.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1990. Characterization and maturation of selected oil and condensate samples and correlation with source beds, Scotian Shelf. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 2620.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1990. Evaluation of Organic facies of the Verrill Canyon Formation, Sable Subbasin, Scotian Shelf. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 2435.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. 1989. Cretaceous organic facies and oil occurrence, Scotian Shelf. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 2282.

Mukhopadhyay, P. K. and Birk, D. 1989. Organic facies in the Sable Subbasin, Scotian Shelf. Geological Survey of Canada Open File Report 2027.

Confidential Reports on geochemical evaluation of various basins from the world for different oil & gas companies related to petroleum exploration are not included.

 

 

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Geochemistry & Petroleum Systems
*Deepwater Scotian Margin
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*Jeanne d’Arc Basin
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