The history and development of the many oil and gas fields of Kentucky have been discussed by numerous writers, among them Munn, Shaw, Mather, St. Clair, and Jillson. The few Tennessee fields have been discussed by Munn, Butts, Mather, Glenn, and members of the Tennessee Geological Survey.
The oil and gas of these states are found in formations ranging in age from the Cambro-Ordovician St. Peter sandstone to the Pennsylvanian.
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The AAPG volumes of Structure of Typical American Oil Fields preceed this book, which was written as a sequel to those, and at first conceived as a third volume of the earlier work. This book is designed to review, modify and, if possible, clarify ideas with regard to the fundamental concepts of oil geology, utilizing, for this purpose, the material presented in the two earlier data-based volumes. To conform to the original standard set for it, this book has been kept relatively free from factual data and has been compiled rather as a summation, based upon the best available evidence, of present knowledge of the science. This volume does not include a discussion of the technique of field or laboratory geology, but does include papers divided into 7 parts: History; Origin and evolution of petroleum; Migration and accumulation of petroleum; Relations of petroleum accumulation to structure; Porosity, permeability, compaction; Oil-field waters; and Subsurface temperature gradients.