Quantitative Clastics Laboratory

El Vado Sandstone Study


Type section of the El Vado Sandstone, shelf sands of the WIC. Click above picture to view larger.

The El Vado is a shelf sand located in the eastern margin of the San Juan Basin of northcentral New Mexico. It produces prolific unconventional gas. It is one of several shelf sands under study in the research program. Outcrops (shown here in red) are tied to the southern source areas using a large wells database, and core.

el vado location map
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