Ground-water flow and migration of hydrocarbons to the Lower Permian White Rim Sandstone, Tar Sand Triangle, southeastern Utah

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Authors:Sanford, Richard F.
Author Affiliations:Primary:
U. S. Geological Survey, Denver, CO, United States
Source:U. S. Geological Survey Bulletin, No.B2000-J, p.J1-J24. Publisher: U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States. ISSN: 8755-531X
Publication Date:1995
Note:In English. Evolution of sedimentary basins, Paradox Basin; coordinated by Huffman, A. C., Jr.. 83 refs.
Summary:Ten potential source rocks for petroleum are identified and examined from the standpoint of hydrocarbon abundance and maturity and of ground-water flow history. Transmissivity and thickness of the hydrostratigraphic units are analyzed. The effects of Sevier thrust faulting on long-range migration of petroleum is considered. Favorability of these source rocks is given based on these data and conclusions.
Subjects:Aquifers; Carboniferous; Chuar Group; Clastic rocks; Cutler Formation; Faults; Ground water; Heavy oil; Hermosa Group; Hydraulic conductivity; Lower Permian; Middle Pennsylvanian; Migration; Movement; Paleogeography; Paleohydrology; Paleozoic; Paradox Formation; Pennsylvanian; Permian; Petroleum; Precambrian; Reservoir rocks; Sandstone; Sedimentary rocks; Source rocks; Thickness; Thrust faults; Transmissivity; USGS; Canyonlands National Park; Garfield County Utah; Paradox Basin; Sevier orogenic belt; United States; Utah; Wayne County Utah; Southeastern Utah; Tar Sand Triangle; White Rim Sandstone Member
Coordinates:N373000 N383000 W1093000 W1103000
Record ID:1996001942
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