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Origin, Migration, and Accumulation of Petroleum in Limestone Reservoirs in the Western United States and Canada

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John Emery Adams
John Emery Adams
Midland, Texas
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Published:
January 01, 1934

Abstract

The limestone-producing horizons in a number of typical pools in the western United States and Canada are described. The following theories are advanced : first, that the primary porosity of the limestone, which in itself may have been sufficient for the reservoir needs, has usually been increased by solution, recrystallization, and fracturing, of which solution is probably the most important; second, that the limestone oils are of local origin, the pool area forming the source ground on which the petroleum-producing organisms lived; third, that the low gravity of many of the limestone oils is due to the selective action of the limestone on the oil after it has accumulated in the reservoir.

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AAPG Special Publication

Problems of Petroleum Geology

W. E. Wrather
W. E. Wrather
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F. H. Lahee
F. H. Lahee
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
ISBN electronic:
9781629812564
Publication date:
January 01, 1934

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