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Paleogeothermal gradients and timing of oil generation in the Belden Formation, Eagle Basin, northwestern Colorado

Mountain Geologist

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Abstract

Paleogeothermal gradients and timing of oil generation for the Lower and Middle Pennsylvanian Belden Formation have been estimated for four locations in the Eagle Basin of northwestern Colorado, by comparing measured vitrinite reflectance with maturity modeling. Two thermal models were made for each location: one assumes a constant paleogeothermal gradient through time while the other is a two-stage model with changing paleogeothermal gradients. The two-stage paleogeothermal gradient scenario is considered more geologically realistic and is used to estimate the timing of oil generation throughout the Eagle basin. From the data and interpretations, one would expect Belden oil to be found in either upper Paleozoic or Mesozoic reservoir rocks. -Authors

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Publication type:
Article
Publication Subtype:
Journal Article
Title:
Paleogeothermal gradients and timing of oil generation in the Belden Formation, Eagle Basin, northwestern Colorado
Series title:
Mountain Geologist
Volume
26
Issue:
1
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
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Article
Larger Work Subtype:
Journal Article
Larger Work Title:
Mountain Geologist
First page:
31
Last page:
41