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Title: Subsurface structure and nature of gas production and entrapment of Upper Ordovician Queenston Formation, Auburn gas field, Cayuga County, New York

Geophysical well-log analysis of 111 wells of the Auburn gas field has shown that the Upper Ordovician Queenston Formation contains a range of 6 to 156 ft (cumulative vertical) of 10% and greater apparent porosity, and 9-141 ft (cumulative vertical) of 75% and greater sand content. Permeability measurements made by others range from 1 md to as low as 0.01 md. Rapid initial gas production decline during the first three years of production and sustained long-term low daily and cumulative production confirm geophysical well log and petrographic interpretations that the Queenston Formation is a well-fractured, low-permeability reservoir.
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Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5787438
Report Number(s):
CONF-8809345-
Journal ID: CODEN: AABUD
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Journal Name: AAPG Bull.; (United States); Journal Volume: 72:8; Conference: AAPG Eastern section meeting, Charleston, WV, USA, 13-15 Sep 1988
Research Org:
Syracuse Univ., NY (USA)
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
03 NATURAL GAS; NATURAL GAS FIELDS; GEOLOGIC TRAPS; PRODUCTION; NEW YORK; GEOLOGIC FORMATIONS; GEOLOGIC FRACTURES; ORDOVICIAN PERIOD; PERMEABILITY; POROSITY; RESERVOIR ROCK; WELL LOGGING; FEDERAL REGION II; GEOLOGIC AGES; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; MINERAL RESOURCES; NATURAL GAS DEPOSITS; NORTH AMERICA; PALEOZOIC ERA; RESOURCES; USA 030200* -- Natural Gas-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration