Geologic characterization of tight gas reservoirs
The objectives of US Geological Survey (USGS) work during FY 89 were to conduct geologic research characterizing tight gas-bearing sandstone reservoirs and their resources in the western United States. Our research has been regional in scope but, in some basins, our investigations have focused on single wells or small areas containing several wells where a large amount of data is available. The investigations, include structure, stratigraphy, petrography, x-ray mineralogy, source-rock evaluation, formation pressure and temperature, borehole geophysics, thermal maturity mapping, fission-track age dating, fluid-inclusion thermometry, and isotopic geochemistry. The objectives of these investigations are to provide geologic models that can be compared and utilized in tight gas-bearing sequences elsewhere. Nearly all of our work during FY 89 was devoted to developing a computer-based system for the Uinta basin and collecting, analyzing, and storage of data. The data base, when completed will contain various types of stratigraphic, organic chemistry, petrographic, production, engineering, and other information that relate to the petroleum geology of the Uinta basin, and in particular, to the tight gas-bearing strata. 16 refs., 3 figs.
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- Technical Report
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- Geological Survey, Denver, CO (USA)
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- USDOE; USDOE, Washington, DC (USA)
- Country of Publication:
- United States
- 03 NATURAL GAS; 02 PETROLEUM; SANDSTONES; GEOLOGY; UINTA BASIN; FRACTURES; PROGRESS REPORT; STRATIGRAPHY; UTAH; DOCUMENT TYPES; FAILURES; FEDERAL REGION VIII; NORTH AMERICA; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; USA; 030200* - Natural Gas- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 020200 - Petroleum- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration
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