Hydrocarbon reservoir potential of the Mississippian Chainman shale, western Utah

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Examination and sampling of a 500-meter surface section of Mississippian Chainman Shale from the Confusion Range of western Utah indicate that it possesses clear potential for hydrocarbon production. Although good stratigraphic and geochemical work has been published, this evaluation of the Chainman revealed previously unrecognized reservoir potential as an unconventional resource, particularly in the lower 300 meters of the formation.

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  • critical issues, database publication, energy, oil and gas, utah