University of Texas at Austin

Oriskany Formation, Appalachian Basin (03)

Western Pennsylvania, Eastern Ohio, and Eastern Kentucky

Comments on Geologic Parameters

03 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).

03 Map:


03 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.


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