Overview of the potential and identified petroleum source rocks of the Appalachian basin, eastern United States

Professional Paper 1708- G.13
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Edited by: Leslie F. Ruppert and Robert T. Ryder

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Abstract

The Appalachian basin is the oldest and longest producing commercially viable petroleum-producing basin in the United States. Source rocks for reservoirs within the basin are located throughout the entire stratigraphic succession and extend geographically over much of the foreland basin and fold-and-thrust belt that make up the Appalachian basin. Major source rock intervals occur in Ordovician, Devonian, and Pennsylvanian strata with minor source rock intervals present in Cambrian, Silurian, and Mississippian strata.

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Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Overview of the potential and identified petroleum source rocks of the Appalachian basin, eastern United States
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 1708
Chapter G.13
DOI 10.3133/pp1708G.13
Year Published 2014
Language English
Publisher U.S. Geological Survey
Publisher location Reston, VA
Contributing office(s) Eastern Energy Resources Science Center
Description iv, 33 p.
Larger Work Type Report
Larger Work Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Larger Work Title Coal and petroleum resources in the Appalachian basin: distribution, geologic framework, and geochemical character (Professional Paper 1708)
Country United States
Other Geospatial Appalachian basin
Projection Albers Equal-Area Conic projection
Scale 2000000
Online Only (Y/N) Y
Additional Online Files (Y/N) N
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