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Cape Fear Formation, South Carolina Coastal Plain (12a)

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Comments on Geologic Parameters

12a CO2 Solubility Brine: Formation Temperature:

Little information is available for geothermal gradients associated with deep aquifers, primarily because there are few wells that have been drilled to the deep aquifers. Temples and Waddell (1996) reported temperature data for a deep well on Hilton Head Island. However, we chose to use the geothermal gradient data from Kinney (1976) in which they showed a geothermal gradient of about 1.38 °F/100 ft (25.5 °C/km) for southeastern South Carolina.

12a Map:


12a Reference:

Kinney, D. M., ed., 1976, Geothermal gradient map of North America: American Association of Petroleum Geologists and U.S. Geological Survey Publication G74014, 2 maps.

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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