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Petroliferous rocks (Mississippian Age) of North Alabama.

Authors
Chaffin-HS Jr.; Beavers-WM; Boone-PA
Source
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 21-76, 1976 Jan; :1-191
Link
NIOSHTIC No.
10008116
Abstract
Asphalt and heavy oil occur in north Alabama in rocks in the Pride Mountain Formation, the Hartselle sandstone, and the Bangor limestone. Oil saturation in the Hartselle ranges from 1 to 60 percent and averages about 27 percent. The porosity ranges from 0.4 to 24.0 percent and averages about 13 percent. The impregnated interval ranges from 1 to 55 feet thick with an average of 21.3 Feet. The indicated-subeconomic petroleum resources of the Hartselle sandstone are estimated as being 1.18 billion barrels of oil in 350 square miles where the Hartselle is greater than 150 feet thick.
Publication Date
19760101
Document Type
CP; Final Contract Report
Fiscal Year
1976
NTIS Accession No.
BUMINES-OFR-21-76
Identifying No.
OFR 21-76
NIOSH Division
WO
Source Name
Washington, DC: U.S. Department of the Interior, Bureau of Mines, OFR 21-76
State
AL; DC
Performing Organization
Geological Survey of Alabama
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