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Natural Gas in Eastern Interior Coal Basin

By
Alfred H. Bell
Alfred H. Bell
Urbana, Illinois
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Published:
January 01, 1935

Abstract

In the Eastern Interior Coal basin natural gas is produced from strata ranging in age from Ordovician to Pennsylvanian. In the past production of gas has been incidental to the production of oil with which it is in many places associated but in recent years there has been considerable exploitation of natural gas alone, particularly in western Kentucky and southwestern Indiana. The reservoirs in which the gas occurs are mainly of three types: (a) anticlines forming traps in widespread porous strata, (b) lenticular sandstones, and (c) traps formed by the termination of porous strata against the unconformity beneath the New Albany or Chattanooga shale. Much territory in the Eastern Interior Coal basin potentially productive of gas as well as of oil has not been drilled, and some of the present producing areas have possibilities of deeper production.

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AAPG Special Publication

Geology of Natural Gas

Henry A. Ley
Henry A. Ley
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629812557
Publication date:
January 01, 1935

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