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Title: Firms to drill wildcats in Virginia, Maryland

The Taylorsville basin southeast of Washington, D.C., will host more drilling this year. Two companies plan to drill two 10,500 ft wildcats along the Potomac River, one in Maryland and one in Virginia. The remote wildcats are an outgrowth of an aggressive leasing and core hold drilling program carried out in 1985 and 1986 near the eastern margin of the basin. The Taylorsville basin is a buried Triassic basin. Part of the basin is exposed in Hanover and Caroline counties, Va., southwest of where the new wildcats will be drilled. Several old wells penetrated Triassic in the Maryland area where it is overlain by 1,500 ft and more of Cretaceous, Tertiary, and Quarternary sediments.
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OSTI Identifier:
5515887
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: Oil and Gas Journal; (USA); Journal Volume: 89:12
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; MARYLAND; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY; PUBLIC ENTERPRISES; VIRGINIA; DEVELOPED COUNTRIES; FEDERAL REGION III; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; INDUSTRY; MINERAL RESOURCES; NORTH AMERICA; RESOURCES; USA 020200* -- Petroleum-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 020700 -- Petroleum-- Economics, Industrial, & Business Aspects