By: S. Robert Bereskin, John D. McLennan, Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr., and Peter J. Nielsen
The Mississippian Chainman Shale represents a potential target for untapped oil and gas resources in western Utah and eastern Nevada. This study focuses on the lithologic, facies, petrographic, petrophysical, and geochemical characteristics of a 500-meter-thick Chainman stratigraphic section exposed in the central Confusion Range of western Millard County, Utah. A hypothetical resources assessment, which can be used for the Chainman regionally, was conducted based on the surface samples' attributes from the study area. Hypothetical undiscovered hydrocarbons on 80-acre spacing are estimated at 270,000 barrels of oil and 1.5 billion cubic feet of gas per well.
Contains a full report (30 pages, 24 figures, 3 tables, and 5 appendices which include the measured section, plates of geophysical logs, thin section photomicrographs, SEM images, etc.),, of the description, analyses, and results from the Chainman Shale outcrop study and resource assessment. It also includes X-ray fluorescence, X-ray diffraction, and gamma-ray data and interpretations of the Chainman lithologies.