Newark basin log data indicate big gas potential in Pennsylvania, New Jersey

Exploration geologists have expressed an interest in the hydrocarbon potential of the Mesozoic basins of eastern North America in the last three decades.The author has presented his arguments for the potential of the Newark basin of New Jersey and Pennsylvania.1-6 Until recently, his arguments have been limited by the lack of subsurface data for the basin.In the mid-1980s, two exploratory wells were drilled in the Pennsylvania portion of the Newark Basin.The North Central Oil Corp. Cabot KBI No. 1 is located in Nockamixon Township, Bucks County, Pa., and was plugged and abandoned on June 26, 1985, at TD 10,490 ft. The second well drilled was the North Central Joseph Parestis No. 1; it is ...

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