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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 38 (1954)

Issue: 8. (August)

First Page: 1699

Last Page: 1713

Title: Oil Occurrences in Coal Measures of England

Author(s): P. E. Kent (2)


The Coal Measures (Pennsylvanian) of Britain consist mainly of non-marine strata, supposed to be fresh-water, with subordinate marine intercalations which are largely restricted to the upper and lower parts. Oil showings are common, particularly in the Lancashire and the East Midland coal fields. Those in the latter are reviewed individually, as the area is one of relatively simple structure in which the possibilities of migration from a marine source can be assessed. Some of the showings occur where such migration is difficult to envisage.

During the present century commercial production has been established in the Coal Measures at Eakring; previously, oil had been produced on a very small scale at various seepages in underground workings.

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