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Cape Fear Formation, South Carolina Coastal Plain (06)

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Comments on Geologic Parameters

06 Continuity:

A number of studies present cross sections of the Cape Fear interval that include geophysical logs (gamma ray, spontaneous potential) (Colquhoun and others, 1983; Aucott and others, 1987; Temples and Waddell, 1996). These cross sections indicate that sands are generally discontinuous (R. Willoughby, South Carolina Geological Survey, personal communication, 2000). Brown and others, (1979; their table 7) determined that the thickest potential reservoir sand in the Cape Fear interval ranges from 40 to 58, with an average of 49. These thicker sands tend to be more continuous. For the GIS, we chose to use the thickness of reservoir sand as determined by Brown and others (1979).

06 Map:

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06 Reference:

Aucott, W. R., Davis, M. E., and Speiran, G. K., 1987, Geohydrologic framework of the Coastal Plain aquifers of South Carolina: U.S. Geological Survey, Water-Resources Investigations Report 85-4271, 7 sheets.

Brown, P. M., Brown, D. L., Reid, M. S., and Lloyd, O. B., Jr., 1979, Evaluation of the geologic and hydrologic factors related to the water-storage potential of Mesozoic aquifers in the southern part of the Atlantic coastal plain, South Carolina and Georgia: U.S. Geological Survey, Professional Paper 1088, 37 p., 11 plates.

Colquhoun, D. J., Woollen, L. D., Van Nienwenhuise, D. S., Padgett, G. G., Oldham, R. W., Boylan, D. C., Bishop, J. W., and Howell, P. D., 1983, Surface and subsurface stratigraphy, structure and aquifers of the South Carolina Coastal Plain: Columbia, SC, State of South Carolina, Office of the Governor, 78 p.

Temples, T. J., and Waddell, M. G., 1996, Application of petroleum geophysical well logging and sampling techniques for evaluating aquifer characteristics: Ground Water, v. 34, p. 523–531.

 

Cape Fear Formation Parameters
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01 Depth
02 Permeability/hydraulic conductivity
03 Formation thickness
04 Net sand thickness
05 Percent shale
06 Continuity
07 Top seal thickness
08 Continuity of top seal
09 Hydrocarbon production
10 Fluid residence time
11 Flow direction
12a CO2 solubility brine: formation temperature
12b CO2 solubility brine: formation pressure
12c CO2 solubility brine: formation water salinity
13 Rock/water interaction
14 Porosity
15 Water chemistry
16 Rock mineralogy

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