Geologic Framework and Petroleum Systems of Cook Inlet Basin, South-Central Alaska
Published:January 01, 2014
David L. LePain, Richard G. Stanley, Kenneth P. Helmold, Diane P. Shellenbaum, 2014. "Geologic Framework and Petroleum Systems of Cook Inlet Basin, South-Central Alaska", Oil and Gas Fields of the Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska, Denise M. Stone, David M. Hite
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The Cook Inlet Basin is a northeast-trending collisional forearc basin that extends from Shelikof Strait northeastward to the east end of the Matanuska Valley. The basin is divided into three segments including, from northeast to southwest, the Matanuska Valley segment, Cook Inlet segment, and Cook-Shelikof segment. The matanuska Valley segment represents the collapsed onshore part of the basin. The Cook Inlet segment is a significant hydrocarbon province, with more than 1.3 billion barrels of oil and about 8 trillion cubic feet (TCF of gas produced since 1958. No commercial oil or gas production has been established in either the Cook-Shelikof or Matanuska segments of the basin.
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Oil and Gas Fields of the Cook Inlet Basin, Alaska
This volume is designed to showcase the geo-technical elements of oil and gas fields of the Cook Inlet Basin of southcentral Alaska. It contains 10 chapters written by 16 authors and co-authors who have extensive experience in the basin. All of the papers have been peer-reviewed. The first three chapters provide an introduction to exploration, stratigraphy, petroleum systems, seismic acquisition, and reservoirs of the basin. Following these are seven chapters that describe individual fields in detail. This volume is intended to serve as a key reference to the petroleum geology of the Cook Inlet Basin for a wide audience including oil and gas explorers, technical professionals, students and those seeking more information about the origin and habitat of oil and gas in the area.