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Geologic Structure and Occurrence of Gas in Part of Southwestern New York: Part 2. Subsurface Structure in Part of Southwestern New York and Mode of Occurrence of Gas in the Medina Group

Description: Abstract: Based on the records of several hundred deep wells, contour maps have been prepared showing the monoclinal structure of part of western New York, and isopach lines have been drawn showing the westward convergence of the rocks. The mode of occurrence of natural gas in the Medina group is briefly discussed. The location of the gas fields has not been determined by structural traps, but rather stratigraphy and lithology are the controlling factors in trapping the gas, which occurs in porous lenses and streaks of sandstone sealed within impermeable beds. This mode of occurrences of the Medina gas makes the search for new fields in western New York more hazardous than in most natural gas regions. As structure has not formed traps for the gas there is no surface guide to favorable sites for testing, and new fields are found by haphazard drilling. It would be helpful, however, when wells are sunk, to study the lithology of the gas-bearing zone by an examination of the drill cuttings and core samples of the sand and to have electrical logs made of the wells to obtain measurements of permeability and porosity. Such tests may indicate the direction of greatest porosity in which the sand is more likely to contain gas.
Date: 1941
Creator: Richardson, G. B. (George Burr)
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 11. Summary of Subsurface Geology with Special Reference to Oil and Gas

Description: From foreword: This report on the subsurface geology of Osage County, Okla., describes the structual features, the character of the oil- and gas-producing beds, and the localities where additional oil and gas may be found. It embodies a part of the results of a subsurface geologic investigation of the Osage Indian Reservation, which coincides in area with Osage County. The investigation was conducted by a field party of the Geological Survey of the United States Department of the Interior from 1934 to 1937 and involved the study of the records of about 17,000 wells that have been drilled in Osage County.
Date: 1942
Creator: Bass, N. Wood
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Collecting and Examining Subsurface Samples of Petroleum

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing subsurface samples of petroleum. As stated in the scope of report, "the Bureau of Mines has developed special equipment and procedures for obtaining samples of petroleum under pressure from the bottom of wells and for examining these samples in the laboratory" (p. 4). This report includes tables, illustrations, and a photograph.
Date: 1941
Creator: Grandone, Peter & Cook, Alton B.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Petroleum and Natural-Gas Fields in Wyoming

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines discussing 75 petroleum and natural gas fields studied throughout Wyoming. History, geographic location, geology, drilling methods, and detailed analyses are presented. This report includes tables, maps, and illustrations.
Date: 1941
Creator: Espach, Ralph H. & Nichols, H. Dale
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 6. Township 28 North, Ranges 10 and 11 East and Township 29 North, Ranges 9 to 11 East

Description: This report describes the structural features, the character of the oil- and gas-producing beds, and the localities where additional oil and gas may be found in parts of Osage County, Oklahoma.
Date: 1940
Creator: Goodrich, Harold Beach; Kennedy, L. E. & Leatherock, Otto
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 8. Parts of Township 20 North, Ranges 9 and 10 East, and Township 21 North, Ranges 8 and 9 East, and all of Township 21 North, Range 10 East

Description: This report describes the structural features, the character of the oil- and gas-producing beds, and the localities where additional oil and gas may he found in parts of Osage County, Oklahoma.
Date: 1941
Creator: Kirk, Charles Townsend; Dillard, W. R.; Leatherock, Otto & Jenkins, H. D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 9. Townships 23 and 24 North Range 7 East

Description: From foreword: This report on the subsurface geology of Osage County, Okla., describes the structural features, the character of the oil- and gas-producing beds, and the localities where additional oil and gas may be found. It embodies a part of the results of a subsurface geologic investigation of the Osage Indian Reservation, which coincides in area with Osage County. The investigation was conducted by a field party of the Geological Survey of the United States Department of the Interior in 1934 to 1937 and involved the study of the records of about 17,000 wells that have been drilled in Osage County.
Date: 1941
Creator: Bass, N. Wood; Dillard, W. R.; Kennedy, L. E. & Goodrich, Harold Beach
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department