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Overview of the origin, depositional histories, and petroleum systems of the sedimentary basins of the Eastern United States

James L. Coleman
Overview of the origin, depositional histories, and petroleum systems of the sedimentary basins of the Eastern United States (in Papers presented at the 33rd annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins research conference; Sedimentary basins; origin, depositional histories, and petroleum systems, James Pindell (editor), Brian Horn (editor), Norman Rosen (editor), Paul Weimer (editor), Menno Dinkleman (editor), Allen Lowrie (editor), Richard Fillon (editor), James Granath (editor) and Lorcan Kennan (editor))
Papers presented at the Gulf Coast Section, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Foundation Annual Bob F. Perkins Research Conference (2014) 33: 256-322

Abstract

Sedimentary basins in the eastern United States (U.S.) contain strata ranging in age from Neoproterozoic to Holocene and have been the source of petroleum and coal that fueled much of the initial growth and development of the U.S. as a major industrial power. It is estimated that at least 87 billion barrels of oil (BBO) and natural gas liquids (BBNGL) and 664 trillion cubic feet of natural gas (TCFG) have been produced to-date from these basins. These basins developed on continental and transitional oceanic-continental crust ranging in age from the Paleoproterozoic to Triassic. Many of these basins have undergone structural readjustment and uplift, some being nearly completely inverted.


ISSN: 1544-2462
Serial Title: Papers presented at the Gulf Coast Section, Society of Economic Paleontologists and Mineralogists Foundation Annual Bob F. Perkins Research Conference
Serial Volume: 33
Title: Overview of the origin, depositional histories, and petroleum systems of the sedimentary basins of the Eastern United States
Title: Papers presented at the 33rd annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins research conference; Sedimentary basins; origin, depositional histories, and petroleum systems
Author(s): Coleman, James L.
Author(s): Pindell, Jameseditor
Author(s): Horn, Brianeditor
Author(s): Rosen, Normaneditor
Author(s): Weimer, Pauleditor
Author(s): Dinkleman, Mennoeditor
Author(s): Lowrie, Alleneditor
Author(s): Fillon, Richardeditor
Author(s): Granath, Jameseditor
Author(s): Kennan, Lorcaneditor
Affiliation: U. S. Geological Survey, Fayetteville, GA, United States
Pages: 256-322
Published: 2014
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Economic Paleontologists, Gulf Coast Section (GCSSEPM) Foundation, Houston, TX, United States
ISBN: 978-0-9836097-9-0
Meeting name: 33rd annual GCSSEPM Foundation Bob F. Perkins research conference
Meeting location: Houston, TX, USA, United States
Meeting date: 20140126Jan. 26-28, 2014
References: 228
Accession Number: 2016-100158
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sourcesSedimentary petrology
Document Type: Serial Conference document
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: illus. incl. strat. col., 3 tables, geol. sketch maps
N25°00'00" - N50°00'00", W95°00'00" - W65°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 201649
Program Name: USGSOPNon-USGS publications with USGS authors
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