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Dry holes and hydrocarbon shows in Summit County, Utah (OFR-320)

Oil and Gas

By: C. D. Morgan

Hydrocarbon production in Summit County, Utah, is from reservoirs ranging in age from Cretaceous to Mississippian. Over 159 million barrels (25 million m3) of oil and 2 trillion cubic feet (57 billion m3) of gas have been produced from fields in Summit County as of December 31, 1994. With the collapse of oil prices in 1986 and a nation-wide oversupply of natural gas, drilling activity has been greatly reduced in comparison to the levels of the late 1970s and early 1980s. However, Summit County still contains large, promising areas that are virtually unexplored .

A dry hole map and table provide data to encourage and assist hydrocarbon exploration in Summit County. Data from dry holes are often the basis for new exploratory drilling. The dry holes are valuable data points providing both structural and stratigraphic information. Drilling and test shows also indicate the presence of hydrocarbons in the area. Test recoveries of hydrocarbons and water can be good indicators of potentially porous and permeable reservoir rock. Mud logs and geophysical logs were not examined for log shows in this study.

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Published: 1995
Pages: 9 p.
Plates: 1 pl.
Location: Summit County
Media Type: Paper Publication

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