Mississippian Oolites and Petroleum Reservoirs in the United States—An Overview
Brian D. Keith, Charles W. Zuppann, 1993. "Mississippian Oolites and Petroleum Reservoirs in the United States—An Overview", Mississippian Oolites and Modern Analogs, Brian D. Keith, Charles W. Zuppann
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A coincidence of tectonic, eustatic, and geochemical conditions resulted in substantial deposits of oolitic limestone during later Mississippian time in the continental United States. These oolitic limestones have formed petroleum reservoirs with favorable primary and secondary recovery characteristics. Significant potential reserves in stratigraphic traps remain to be discovered and developed in these reservoirs.