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Estimates of 4-8 billion bbl of oil in place make the Tar Sand Triangle the largest known deposit of tar sand in the United States. At present, 14 different companies or individuals hold leases in the area, most of which are for in-situ development of the tar sand resource.
In the summer of 1982, the DOE/LETC drilled four core holes, three of which penetrated the principal bitumen-bearing sequence--the White Rim Sandstone. The locations of the core holes were selected to fill obvious gaps in the data available from previous holes drilled into or through the deposit.
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