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Petroleum Potential of Eastern Tennessee

By
Richard Stearns
Richard Stearns
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Published:
January 01, 1971

Abstract

The report area comprises the mostly undisturbed Appalachian Plateau province eastward to the complexly folded and thrust-faulted Valley and Ridge province. Petroleum possibilities exist in subthrust rocks which may be less metamorphosed and may have more favorable facies than correlative surface strata. Sustained oil and gas production is from Mississippian rocks. Oil and gas shows are found in the Middle Ordovician, at the unconformity at the top of the Knox, and in the Copper Ridge. The Mississippian, Middle Ordovician, Cambrian-Ordovician Knox, and Cambrian rocks have potential for petroleum production. Reef production is possible east and west of the Tennessee marble belt.

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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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