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Petroleum Potential of South Dakota

By
B. W. Miller
B. W. Miller
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Published:
January 01, 1971

Abstract

Hydrocarbon production in South Dakota is limited to two small oil fields and one insignificant gas field. In Custer County the Pennsylvanian Minnelusa Formation has produced 183,000 bbl of oil, and in Harding County 2.8 million bbl of oil has been recovered from the Ordovician Red River Formation. Gas from the Dakota and Niobrara Formations in the Pierre field is used locally. Although all the oil has come from Paleozoic strata, a disproportionate number of tests have been limited to the Mesozoic, and only 125 wells have been drilled into rocks older than Pennsylvanian. Oil shows in a stratigraphic section productive in adjacent states suggest that South Dakota qualifies as a possible future petroleum province.

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AAPG Memoir

Future Petroleum Provinces of the United States—Their Geology and Potential, Volumes 1 & 2

Ira H. Cram
Ira H. Cram
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
15
ISBN electronic:
9781629812236
Publication date:
January 01, 1971

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