Central Appalachian basin natural gas database: distribution, composition, and origin of natural gases

Open-File Report 2014-1207
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Abstract

The U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) has compiled a database consisting of three worksheets of central Appalachian basin natural gas analyses and isotopic compositions from published and unpublished sources of 1,282 gas samples from Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia. The database includes field and reservoir names, well and State identification number, selected geologic reservoir properties, and the composition of natural gases (methane; ethane; propane; butane, iso-butane [i-butane]; normal butane [n-butane]; iso-pentane [i-pentane]; normal pentane [n-pentane]; cyclohexane, and hexanes). In the first worksheet, location and American Petroleum Institute (API) numbers from public or published sources are provided for 1,231 of the 1,282 gas samples. A second worksheet of 186 gas samples was compiled from published sources and augmented with public location information and contains carbon, hydrogen, and nitrogen isotopic measurements of natural gas. The third worksheet is a key for all abbreviations in the database. The database can be used to better constrain the stratigraphic distribution, composition, and origin of natural gas in the central Appalachian basin.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Central Appalachian basin natural gas database: distribution, composition, and origin of natural gases
Series title Open-File Report
Series number 2014-1207
DOI 10.3133/ofr20141207
Year Published 2015
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description Report: iv, 13 p.; Appendix
Country United States
State Kentucky, Maryland, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia
Other Geospatial Appalachian basin
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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