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Petrography, Mineralogy, and Reservoir Characteristics of the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group in the East-Central Piceance Basin, Colorado

Description: From abstract: Three closely spaced wells drilled through the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group and were extensively cored and logged in order to identify the factors controlling the occurrence and distribution of gas in low-permeability rocks and to improve recovery technology.
Date: 1989
Creator: Pitman, Janet K.; Pollastro, Richard M. & Spencer, Charles Winthrop
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[Evolution of Sedimentary Basins--Uinta and Piceance Basins: Chapters H and I]

Description: From abstract: Analysis of vitrinite reflectance profiles and surfaces of equal vitrinite reflectance in the southeastern part of the Piceance basin, northwestern Colorado, indicates that burial histories for the Divide Creek anticline and the Grand Hogback are different from those for adjacent synclines. These two positive structures probably reached their present-day thermal maturity before late Eocene folding and before the end of the Laramide orogeny. In contrast, adjacent synclines did not reach their present-day thermal maturity until the end of the Laramide orogeny, or possibly later.
Date: 1989
Creator: Nuccio, Vito F.; Johnson, Ronald Carl & Johnson, Samuel Y.
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Geologic History and Hydrocarbon Potential of Late Cretaceous-Age, Low-Permeability Reservoirs, Piceance Basin, Western Colorado

Description: From abstract: The Piceance basin of western Colorado contains large reserves of natural gas in low-permeability reservoirs of the Late Cretaceous-age Mesaverde Formation or Mesaverde Group. The gas accumulation can be divided into three general zones: a zone of surface-water invasion that extends inward a few miles from present outcrops, a gas-and-waterbearing zone that extends 10-20 miles inward from the water-bearing zone, and a central, predominantly gasbearing zone.
Date: 1989
Creator: Johnson, Ronald Carl
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Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 1. Townships 22 and 23 North Ranges 10 and 11 East

Description: This report is part of a series describing 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. This part discusses the geology and resources in the southeastern part of the county.
Date: 1938
Creator: Bass, N. Wood; Kennedy, L. E.; Dillard, W. R.; Leatherock, Otto & Hengst, J. H.
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Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 2. Townships 22 and 23 North Ranges 8 and 9 East

Description: This report is part of a series describing 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. This part discusses the geology and resources in the southeastern part of the county, around Hominy, Oklahoma.
Date: 1939
Creator: Kirk, Charles Townsend; Jenkins, H. D.; Leatherock, Otto; Dillard, W. R.; Kennedy, L. E. & Bass, N. Wood
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Geology and Fuel Resources of the Southern Part of the Oklahoma Coal Field: Part 3. Quinton-Scipio District

Description: From abstract: The Quinton-Scipio district includes about 450 square miles, mostly in Pittsburg County but partly in Haskell and Latimer Counties, Okla. The stratified rocks exposed at the surface in the district are the McAlester, Savanna, Boggy, Thurman, Stuart, and Senora formations, of Pennsylvanian age, and consist of alternating beds of shale and sandstone with some coal beds and a few beds of limestone less than 1 foot thick. The total thickness of these formations exposed in the district is between 3,000 and 3,300 feet. There are probably unconformities at the base of the Savanna sandstone and at the base of the Thurman sandstone. Overlying the Pennsylvanian formations in parts of the district are unconsolidated sand, gravel, and clay, which in part belong to the Gerty sand, a deposit in an abandoned Quaternary (?) river channel. Other unconsolidated deposits include sand on stream terraces and Recent alluvium.
Date: 1938
Creator: Dane, C. H.; Rothrock, Howard Eugene & Williams, James Steele
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Geology and Fuel Resources of the Southern Part of the Oklahoma Coal Field: Part 4. the Howe-Wilburton District, Latimer and Le Flore Counties

Description: From abstract: The Howe-Wilburton district is a narrow area of about 540 square miles that extends westward from the Arkansas State line for about 60 miles across Latimer and Le Flore Counties, Okla. It lies in the southern part of the Arkansas Valley physiographic province and is a part of the large Arkansas-Oklahoma coal field.
Date: 1939
Creator: Hendricks, Thomas Andrews
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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)
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Geologic Structure and Occurrence of Gas in Part of Southwestern New York: Part 1. Structure and Gas Possibilities of the Oriskany Sandstone in Steuben, Yates, and Parts of the Adjacent Counties

Description: From introduction: Since the discovery of the Wayne-Dundee gas field in 1930 and the more recent discovery of large quantities of gas in the Oriskany sandstone about 2 miles north of the village of Greenwood the search for similar favorable structural features has been greatly stimulated in the Finger Lakes region and southwestward to the Pennsylvania line. To aid those interested in the area to gain a clearer understanding of the regional structure and its relation to the subsurface structure, parties in charge of the senior author were assigned during the field seasons of 1934 and 1935 to make a geologic study of Steuben County and parts of the adjacent counties.
Date: 1938
Creator: Bradley, Wilmot H. & Pepper, J. F.
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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: This report is part of a series describing 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. This part provides an overview of the discussions in the previous 10 publications and provides a summary of relevant information.
Date: 1942
Creator: Bass, N. Wood
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Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 3. Townships 24 and 25 North Ranges 8 and 9 East

Description: This report is part of a series describing 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. This part discusses the geology and resources in the center part of the county.
Date: 1939
Creator: Bass, N. Wood; Kennedy, L. E.; Conley, J. N. & Hengst, J. H.
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Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 5. Townships 26 and 27 North Ranges 10 and 11 East

Description: This report is part of a series describing 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. This part discusses the geology and resources in the northeastern part of the county.
Date: 1940
Creator: Kennedy, L. E.; Shamblin, W.E.; Leatherock, Otto & Bass, N. Wood
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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 is part of a series describing 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. This part discusses the geology and resources along the southern border of the county, encompassing Osage and Pru, Oklahoma.
Date: 1941
Creator: Kirk, Charles Townsend; Dillard, W. R.; Leatherock, Otto & Jenkins, H. D.
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Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 9. Townships 23 and 24 North Range 7 East

Description: This report is part of a series describing 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. This part discusses the geology and resources in the southwestern part of the county.
Date: 1941
Creator: Bass, N. Wood; Dillard, W. R.; Kennedy, L. E. & Goodrich, Harold Beach
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Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 10. Burbank and South Burbank Oil Fields Townships 26 and 27 North, Range 5 East, and Townships 25 to 27 North, Range 6 East

Description: This report is part of a series describing 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. This part discusses the geology and resources of the Burbank and South Burbank oil fields, in the northwestern part of Osage County and the eastern part of Kay County.
Date: 1942
Creator: Bass, N. Wood; Goodrich, Harold Beach & Dillard, W. R.
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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 is part of a series describing 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. This part discusses the geology and resources in the northeastern part of the county, along the Oklahoma-Kansas boundary.
Date: 1940
Creator: Goodrich, Harold Beach; Kennedy, L. E. & Leatherock, Otto
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Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 7. Townships 20 and 21 North Ranges 11 and 12 East

Description: This report is part of a series describing 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. This part discusses the geology and resources in the southeast corner of the county, adjacent to Tulsa.
Date: 1941
Creator: Dillard, W. R.; Bass, N. Wood & Kirk, Charles Townsend
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The Kevin-Sunburst Oil Field and Other Possibilities of Oil and Gas in the Sweetgrass Arch, Montana

Description: From introduction: The discovery of oil near Kevin, Mont., in March, 1922, gave prominence to the Sweetgrass arch, which is a large structural uplift somewhat similar in size and degree of folding to the Cincinnati arch. Most of the development so far attempted on this fold has been on the Kevin-Sunburst dome, a bulge upon the crest of the arch just south of the Canadian boundary. The dome covers about 16 townships, is nearly circular in outline, and has very low dips away from its highest point in all directions. Within the last five years (1923-1927) about 1,500 wells have been drilled upon it, over 880 of which are rated as productive. Since May, 1925, the field has stood second in production in the Rocky Mountain States being exceeded only by Salt Creek.
Date: 1929
Creator: Collier, Arthur J.
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Geology and Fuel Resources of the Southern Part of the Oklahoma Coal Field: Part 1. The McAlester District, Pittsburg, Atoka, and Latimer Counties

Description: From abstract: The McAlester district is an area of about 477 square miles in Pittsburg, Atoka, and Latimer Counties, Okla. It lies entirely within the Arkansas Valley geomorphic province except for the extreme northwest corner, which is crossed by the easternmost cuesta of the Osage Plains province.
Date: 1937
Creator: Hendricks, Thomas Andrews
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Geology and Fuel Resources of the Southern Part of the Oklahoma Coal Field: Part 2. The Lehigh District Coal, Atoka, and Pittsburg Counties

Description: From abstract: The rocks exposed in the Lehigh district, in the Arkansas-Oklahoma coal basin, aggregate at least 5,000 feet in thickness. All are of Pennsylvanian age, except scattered thin Pleistocene (?) and Recent deposits. Rocks of Pottsville age crop out extensively in the southwestern part of the district and include the Springer formation, Wapanucka limestone, and Atoka formation. The Pottsville rocks are overlain in the northeastern part by formations of Allegheny age, including the Hartshorne sandstone. McAlester shale, Savanna sandstone, Boggy shale, and Thurman sandstone.
Date: 1937
Creator: Knechtel, Maxwell M.
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Structure and oil and gas resources of the Osage Reservation, Oklahoma

Description: From Introduction: "Responding to the imperative need for increasing to the utmost the petroleum supply of the United States, the Geological Survey, since we entered the war, has largely concentrated its investigations of oil fields in the most promising undeveloped territory, such as Wyoming and the midcontinent-Texas region, and especially in the Osage Reservation in Oklahoma. This report is therefore issued to supply an evident need for geologic information regarding the Osage lands. In the separate papers the most practical and immediately available conclusions reached by geologists as to the structure and oil prospects in the townships already examined are published for the immediate use of the oil man."
Date: unknown
Creator: White, David; Emery, Wilson B.; Winchester, Dean E.; Bowen, C. F.; Heald, K. C.; Bowen, C. F. et al.
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Subsurface Geology and Oil and Gas Resources of Osage County, Oklahoma: Part 4. Townships 24 and 25 North Ranges 10 and 11 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.
Date: 1941
Creator: Kennedy, L. E.; McClure, J. D.; Jenkins, H. D. & Bass, N. Wood
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department