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Pub. Id: A010 (1972)

First Page: 252

Last Page: 267

Book Title: M 16: Stratigraphic Oil and Gas Fields--Classification, Exploration Methods, and Case Histories

Article/Chapter: Use of Gravity Meter in Search for Stratigraphic Traps: Geologic Exploration Methods

Subject Group: Field Studies

Spec. Pub. Type: Memoir

Pub. Year: 1972

Author(s): Craig Ferris

Editor(s): Paul L. Lyons


The use of the gravity meter resulted in the discovery of 29 stratigraphic traps (reefs) in Michigan during the years 1952-1967. In the Denmark field, Morrow County, Ohio; the Wapella East reef, DeWitt County, Illinois; and the Redwater reef, Alberta, Canada, the gravity anomalies are largely due to the integrated effect of the density contrasts in compaction anticlines above the stratigraphic traps.

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