Ronald A. Riley Ohio Geological Survey Columbus Oil and gas exploration along the western margin of the Appalachian basin is experiencing renewed optimism as a result of recent significant discoveries in the Rose Run sandstone and Beekmantown dolomite of the Knox dolomite. In spite of the maturity of this basin and the density of shallow wells, numerous oil and gas pools and fields are thought to exist and continue to be found in these deeper Knox horizons. Oil and gas pools and fields in the Rose Run and Beekmantown currently exist from south-central Ohio to central and eastern Ohio, and extend into extreme Northeast Ohio (Fig. 1) (12524 byt...

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