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Structural History and Its Relation to the Accumulation of Oil and Gas in the Rocky Mountain District

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H. F. Davies
H. F. Davies
Denver, Colorado
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Published:
January 01, 1934

Abstract

The structural history of the producing fields in the Rocky Mountain region, as revealed by drilling, suggests that contemporaneous growth of local folds during sedimentation was either lacking, or of minor importance. The oil now found in these fields was generated contemporaneously with the deposition of the sediments enclosing the oil or adjacent to it. This oil was conserved in the lower or central portions of the basins of deposition and much later it accumulated in the local folds formed during the Laramide deformation.

Minor amounts of oil have accumulated in the Rocky Mountain region in lenticular sands and as the result of unconformities.

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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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