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Forest City Basin

By
Jack S. Wells
Jack S. Wells
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Published:
January 01, 1971

Abstract

Important reserves of oil have been discovered and produced from the Forest City basin, and the area has potential for considerable new reserves in the future. Pennsylvanian rocks have contributed 80 percent of the 79.5 million bbl of oil produced. Anderson and Wells (1968) investigated the oil and gas potential of the Forest City basin and drew the following conclusions.

The Forest City basin, although situated between two productive basins, the Illinois on the east and the Salina on the west, fails to yield the oil and gas production that might reasonably be expected. At a casual glance, the three basins appear to be some- what similar, but subtle differences in available sediments and a different structural background set the three basins apart. The truncation of. potential reservoir beds and porosity zones without subsequent deposition of impervious material is one of the major hindrances to entrapment of hydrocarbons in the Forest City basin.

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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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