Evaluating Some Aspects of Gas Geochemistry of some North Sea Oil Fields
- *Corresponding Author:
- Chukwudi Nwaogu
Faculty of Environmental Sciences
Czech University of Life Sciences
Kamycka 129,165 21 Suchdol, Praque 6, Czech Republic
Email: [email protected]
Received May 01, 2015; Accepted May 20, 2015; Published May 23, 2015
Citation: Nwaogu C, Abrakasa S, Nwankwoala H, Uzoegbu M, Nwogu J (2015) Evaluating Some Aspects of Gas Geochemistry of some North Sea Oil Fields. Chem Sci J 6:93. doi: 10.4172/2150-3494.100093
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