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Thermal maturity map of the lower part of the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Uintah Basin, Utah

Miscellaneous Field Studies Map 1842

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Abstract

The ability of rock to generate oil and gas is directly related to the type and quantity of kerogen and to its thermal maturity; therefore, thermal maturity is a commonly used tool for oil and gas exploration.  The purpose of this study ws to provide a thermal-maturity map for the lower part of the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group in the eastern part of the Uinta Basin.  Prior to this study, thermal-maturity data were not available for the Uinta Basin.  This study uses coal rank to show the thermal maturity of the associated rocks.  The map was prepared in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Energy under its western gas sands project.

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Publication type:
Report
Publication Subtype:
USGS Numbered Series
Title:
Thermal maturity map of the lower part of the Upper Cretaceous Mesaverde Group, Uintah Basin, Utah
Series title:
Miscellaneous Field Studies Map
Series number:
1842
Year Published:
1986
Language:
English
Publisher:
U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Reston, VA
Description:
50.15 x 40.19 inches
Country:
United States
State:
Utah
Other Geospatial:
Uinta Basin
Scale:
0
Online Only (Y/N):
N
Additional Online Files (Y/N):
N