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The Granville Pay Zone: A Shallow Upper Ordovician Limestone Reservoir in the Lexington Limestone of South-Central Kentucky1

Michael P. Sullivan
Michael P. Sullivan
Amoco Production Company Houston, Texas
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Wayne A. Pryor
Wayne A. Pryor
University of Cincinnati Cincinnati, Ohio
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January 01, 1988


The Granville pay zone produces oil and gas from pelecypod/ gastropod rudstone and grainstone carbonate sediment-piles that accumulated as shoal and beach deposits on a shallow-water carbonate platform in Late Ordovician (Edenian) time. Fresh-water vadose diagenesis produced secondary porosity into which hydrocarbons migrated. There is a predictable trend to these Granville pay zone reservoirs, and other similar reservoirs can be predicted using modern sedimentological techniques.

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AAPG Studies in Geology

The Trenton Group (Upper Ordovician Series) of Eastern North America: Deposition, Diagenesis, and Petroleum

Brain D. Keith
Brain D. Keith
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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January 01, 1988




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