Deeper study of Precambrian warranted in western Ohio

OHIO PRECAMBRIAN-2The casual observer generally rejects the possibility of hydrocarbons occurring in the Precambrian basement rocks of Ohio and surrounding region. However, it appears that a major paradigm shift must occur as we continue to search for deeper resources.This section of the article will discuss the poorly understood and sparsely drilled Precambrian rocks that without a doubt have numerous undrilled prospects and may contain previously unidentified source rocks either in the Precambrian or Cambrian.The tectonic setting of the region was presented in part 1 (OGJ, July 22, 2002, pp. 34).Hydrocarbon possibilitiesTypically, wells drilled through the Cambrian Mount Simon sandstone...

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