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

Comments on Geologic Parameters

9 Hydrocarbon Production:

The Oriskany Sandstone has a long history of hydrocarbon production (Diecchio and others, 1984; Harper and Patchen, 1996; Opritza; 1996; Patchen and Harper, 1996). We used the map of Diecchio and others (1984; their fig. 7) to characterize hydrocarbon production from the Oriskany Sandstone. This map identifies fields and pools, but there are numerous exploration wells not identified, as well as wells drilled to deeper horizons (Roen and Walker, 1996). Therefore, more detailed assessments would be needed if actual CO2 sequestration sites were to be sought out and evaluated.

9 Map:

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9 Reference:

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.

Opritza, S. T., 1996, Play Dop: the Lower Devonian Oriskany Sandstone updip permeability pinchout, 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. 126-129.

Patchen, D. G., and Harper, J. A., 1996, Play Doc: the Lower Devonian Oriskany Sandstone combination traps 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. 118-125.

Roen, J. B., and Walker, B. J., eds., 1996, The atlas of major Appalachian gas plays: West Virginia Geological and Economic Survey Publication V-25, 201 p.

 
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