Utah Oil Shale Database (OFR-469)

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By: M. D. Vanden Berg, J. R. Dyni, and D. E. Tabet, compilers

The Utah oil shale database contains a large assortment of information on boreholes that were drilled in the Eocene Green River Formation oil shale deposits in the Uinta Basin of eastern Utah. Available files include: Fischer assays made from drill cores and cuttings, scanned geophysical logs, detailed location information, lithologic descriptions, formation top information, and overview resource map. This database was constructed to preserve historical oil shale data and present it in a useable electronic fashion for the business and scientific communities. Fischer assay data for 581 unique boreholes are available in separate and combined MS Excelâ„¢ and Text file spreadsheets for easy reference and data manipulation. Scanned geophysical logs are included for 173 different boreholes, along with an inventory of paper logs for an additional 290 wells available in the Utah Geological Survey's library. Spotty to complete formation top information for key beds in the Green River Formation is included for over 1000 different wells, while detailed lithologic descriptions are available for 168 wells.

Also included with this database is an extensive oil shale bibliography for resources in the state of Utah, as well as information on who retains oil shale core and cutting samples.

Other Information:
Published: 2006
Location: Carbon, Duchesne, Emery, Grand, Uintah, Utah, and Wasatch Counties

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