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Location of potential interest for fracturing oil shale with nuclear explosives for in situ retorting, Piceance Creek Basin, Rio Blanco County, Colorado

Open-File Report 67-86

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Abstract

Analysis of oil assays, structure sections, and isopach maps of the Parachute Creek Member of the Green River Formation indicates that numerous locations in the western part of the Piceance Creek basin could be selected with an oil shale section at least 500 feet thick that contains not less than 20 gallons per ton of shale oil, and has at least 800 feet of overburden.

Additional Publication Details

Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Location of potential interest for fracturing oil shale with nuclear explosives for in situ retorting, Piceance Creek Basin, Rio Blanco County, Colorado
Series title:
Open-File Report
Series number:
67-86
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1967
Language:
ENGLISH
Description:
8 p.