Basin Fill Sandstone and Carbonate Aquifers, Basin and Range (Arizona, Nevada, and California)

Comments on Geologic Parameters

9 Hydrocarbon Production:

There is no hydrocarbon production from the shallow Tertiary basin-fill sandstones in the region. Several exploratory wells have been drilled in the deep Paleozoic section in southwestern and west-central Utah to test its potential for hydrocarbon production (Mitchell and McDonald, 1986).

9 Reference:

Mitchell, G. C., and McDonald, R. E., 1986, History of Cenozoic extension in Central Sevier Desert, west-central Utah, from COCORP seismic reflection data: discussion: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 70, no. 8, p. 1015–1021