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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...

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