By: C. D. Morgan
The geologic guide and road logs of Willow Creek, Indian, Soldier Creek, Nine Mile, and Desolation Canyons was developed as part of an extensive study by the Utah Geological Survey (UGS) of the lower and middle members of the Green River Formation. The objectives of the UGS study were to increase both primary and secondary hydrocarbon recovery through improved characterization (at the regional, unit, interwell, well, and microscopic scale) and numerical simulation modeling of fluvial-deltaic lacustrine reservoirs, thereby preventing premature abandonment of producing wells. The study will encourage exploration, and establishment of additional water-flood units throughout the south central to southwest region of the Uinta Basin, and other basins with production from fluvial-deltaic reservoirs.
This publication is intended to be a self-guided tour of the canyons with emphasis on the Green River Formation, but also on oil, gas, and coal activity in the area, petroglyphs and local history. Also, Cretaceous formations exposed in the canyons are discussed.
Pages: 57 p. + 16 p. appendix
Location: Carbon, Duchesne, Emery, and Uintah Counties
Media Type: Paper Publication