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Title: Cambro-Ordovician potential of the Rome trough of Eastern Kentucky

Abstract

Studies of the Rome trough in central and E. Kentucky have delineated several large, untested areas containing thick pre-Knox, Cambrian sandstone reservoirs at moderate (5,500- to 10,000-ft) depths. Potentially productive reservoirs in the overlying Upper Cambrian and Lower Ordovician Knox Dolomite in Kentucky are equivalent in age and lithology to the prolific Ellenburger Dolomite of W. Texas and the Arbuckle Dolomite of the Mid-Continent. The Ordovician Trenton-Black River-St. Peter sequence of Kentucky is equivalent to the productive Simpson-Viola of Oklahoma. A lithological chart shows the oil- and gas-bearing zones. Age dating of hydrocarbons recovered from the Rome and Conasauga zones shows Cambrian origin, and shows of high-gravity oil or gas have been recorded in the zones indicated. Souce beds within the Cambro-Ordovician have been identified which interfinger with excellent sandstone and dolomite reservoirs. There is good evidence that growth faults developed with thick Cambrian sand buildups on their downward, basinward sides. Graphical presentations include (1) surface structure form lines and faults, Rome trough; (2) south to north cross section; and (3) pre-Knox cross section.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Weaver Oil and Gas Corp
OSTI Identifier:
6621833
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Oil Gas J.; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 75:47
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; KENTUCKY; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; EXPLORATION; CAMBRIAN PERIOD; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; LITHOLOGY; RESERVOIR ROCK; FEDERAL REGION IV; GEOLOGIC AGES; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NORTH AMERICA; PALEOZOIC ERA; RESOURCES; USA; 020200* - Petroleum- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 030200 - Natural Gas- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration

Citation Formats

Weaver, O D, and McGuire, W H. Cambro-Ordovician potential of the Rome trough of Eastern Kentucky. United States: N. p., 1977. Web.
Weaver, O D, & McGuire, W H. Cambro-Ordovician potential of the Rome trough of Eastern Kentucky. United States.
Weaver, O D, and McGuire, W H. Mon . "Cambro-Ordovician potential of the Rome trough of Eastern Kentucky". United States.
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author = {Weaver, O D and McGuire, W H},
abstractNote = {Studies of the Rome trough in central and E. Kentucky have delineated several large, untested areas containing thick pre-Knox, Cambrian sandstone reservoirs at moderate (5,500- to 10,000-ft) depths. Potentially productive reservoirs in the overlying Upper Cambrian and Lower Ordovician Knox Dolomite in Kentucky are equivalent in age and lithology to the prolific Ellenburger Dolomite of W. Texas and the Arbuckle Dolomite of the Mid-Continent. The Ordovician Trenton-Black River-St. Peter sequence of Kentucky is equivalent to the productive Simpson-Viola of Oklahoma. A lithological chart shows the oil- and gas-bearing zones. Age dating of hydrocarbons recovered from the Rome and Conasauga zones shows Cambrian origin, and shows of high-gravity oil or gas have been recorded in the zones indicated. Souce beds within the Cambro-Ordovician have been identified which interfinger with excellent sandstone and dolomite reservoirs. There is good evidence that growth faults developed with thick Cambrian sand buildups on their downward, basinward sides. Graphical presentations include (1) surface structure form lines and faults, Rome trough; (2) south to north cross section; and (3) pre-Knox cross section.},
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url = {https://www.osti.gov/biblio/6621833}, journal = {Oil Gas J.; (United States)},
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place = {United States},
year = {1977},
month = {11}
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