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Title: Major salt beds of the Palo Duro and Dalhart Basins, Texas

Major salt beds are defined as salt intervals at least 75 feet thick that contain no interbeds greater than 10 feet thick and include no more than 15 percent non-salt interbeds. Maps based on the interpretation of geophysical logs from hundreds of oil and gas exploration wells reveal seven major salt beds in the Palo Duro Basin and one major salt bed in the Dalhart Basin. The most extensive major salt beds are in the central and northern Palo Duro Basin, in the Upper San Andres Formation and the Lower San Andres Formation Units 4 and 5. Of these, the major salt bed within the Lower San Andres Formation Unit 4 is the most widespread and generally the thickest. 7 references, 15 figures, 2 tables.
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5336091
Report Number(s):
BMI/ONWI-518
ON: DE84005255
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-83CH10140
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Resource Relation:
Other Information: Portions are illegible in microfiche products. Original copy available until stock is exhausted
Research Org:
Stone and Webster Engineering Corp., Boston, MA (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
12 MANAGEMENT OF RADIOACTIVE AND NON-RADIOACTIVE WASTES FROM NUCLEAR FACILITIES; 58 GEOSCIENCES; DALHART BASIN; SALT DEPOSITS; PALO DURO BASIN; RADIOACTIVE WASTE DISPOSAL; TEXAS; FEDERAL REGION VI; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MANAGEMENT; NORTH AMERICA; PERMIAN BASIN; USA; WASTE DISPOSAL; WASTE MANAGEMENT 052002* -- Nuclear Fuels-- Waste Disposal & Storage; 580100 -- Geology & Hydrology-- (-1989)