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Diagenesis and reservoir quality of the Upper Mississippian Aux Vases Sandstone, Illinois Basin

Professional Paper 1609

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Abstract

Conventional reservoir quality data for more than 300 wells provided by the Illinois and Indiana state geological surveys were analyzed to determine the factors governing porosity and permeability in the Upper Mississippian Aux Vases Sandstone, an important hydrocarbon-producing unit in the Illinois Basin. In addition, approximately 150 samples of the Aux Vases Sandstone were collected for mineralogical and geochemical analysis to reconstruct the burial and diagenetic history and to establish the timing of diagenesis relative to the entrapment of hydrocarbons. One aspect of the study involved linking inorganic and organic diagenesis to late Paleozoic tectonism and hydrothermal fluid-flow events in the region.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Diagenesis and reservoir quality of the Upper Mississippian Aux Vases Sandstone, Illinois Basin
Series title:
Professional Paper
Series number:
1609
Edition:
-
Year Published:
1999
Language:
ENGLISH
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey,
Description:
19 p.