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Utah Crude Oils: Characteristics of 67 Samples.
NTIS: PB 201 890 :51 pages
Analytical, geographical, and geological data on 67 samples of crude oils from Utah are presented, along with some correlations and interpretations. Most of the geologic formations that produce oil in other areas are also productive in Utah; and, as in many other locations, the Permian, Pennsylvanian, and Mississippian Formations account for the major amount of the total oil produced in the state. Some anomalies and unusual phenomena are noted. Although most Utah oils are low in sulfur, a sample containing the highest percentage of sulfur ever recorded by the Bureau of Mines is among the oils discussed in this paper. Most of the oil from the major producing formations in Utah is low in sulfur; the same formations produce high-sulfur oils in adjoining Rocky Mountain States. Some Utah oils are both waxy and asphaltic, an unusual combination of characteristics. Correlation index curves for some oils are shown suggesting compositional differences in oils from different producing formations. Production statistics trace the rapid rise of oil production in the state after the first commercial discovery in 1947 and indicate a decline in amounts produced since 1959, the year of peak production in Utah. Work done in cooperation with the University of Wyoming.
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NTIS: PB 201 890
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