Oriskany Formation, Appalachian Basin (Western Pennsyslvania, Eastern Ohio, and Eastern Kentucky)

Comments on Geologic Parameters

3 Formation Thickness:

A number of reports and publications map Oriskany Sandstone thickness on a local basis (Stow, 1938; Cate, 1961; Abel and Heyman, 1981; Diecchio and others, 1984). Moreover, there are numerous geophysical logs available of the Oriskany Sandstone interval, from which formation-thickness distribution can be accurately mapped. We gridded the map of Harper and Patchen (1996) to characterize Oriskany Sandstone thickness distribution because it covers the entire northern basin (c3oriskany).

3 Map:


3 Reference:

Abel, K. D., and Heyman, L., 1981, The Oriskany Sandstone in the subsurface of Pennsylvania: Pennsylvania Geological Survey, Mineral Resources Report 81, 9 p

Diecchio, R. J., Jones, S. E., and Dennison, J. M., 1984, Oriskany Sandstone regional stratigraphic relationships and production trends: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey Map WV-17, 8 plates.

Harper, J. A., and Patchen, D. G., 1996, Play Dos: the Lower Devonian Oriskany Sandstone structural play, in Roen, J. B., and Walker, B. J., eds., The atlas of major Appalachian gas plays: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey Publication V-25, p. 109-117.

Stow, M., 1938, Conditions of sedimentation and sources of the Oriskany Sandstone as indicated by petrology: American Association of Petroleum Geologists Bulletin, v. 2, p. 541-564.