University of Texas at Austin

Cedar Keys/Lawson, Central Florida Region (09)

Comments on Geologic Parameters

09 Hydrocarbon Production:

Hydrocarbon production in southern Florida is from the Lower Cretaceous. None has been reported from the Cedar Keys and Lawson Dolomites. We used the oil-field location map of Meyer (1989) to show the locations of Lower Cretaceous production areas. Note that these Lower Cretaceous horizons produce large volumes of brines and that a portion of the brines are injected into boulder zones above the lower Cedar Keys and upper Lawson Dolomites.

09 Map:

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09 Reference:

Meyer, F. W., 1989, Hydrogeology, ground-water movement, and subsurface storage in the Floridan Aquifer system in southern Florida: U.S. Geological Survey, Professional Paper 1403-G, 59 p.

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