ORDOVICIAN OIL POTENTIAL IN NEW YORK DETAILED

Joseph E. Robinson Syracuse University Syracuse, N.Y. Oil and gas have been produced in New York state since the 19th century, but oil production has been confined to Devonian reservoirs with only natural gas from the Silurian and Ordovician section (Fig. 1). Gas from the Silurian Medina formation is present throughout much of the western part of the state, with the Ordovician Queenston and Trenton gas prevalent in the central and northern section.

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