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Recent Developments in Eastern and Central Kentucky: Abstract
The renewed interest of the oil industry in deeper possibilities of the Appalachian basin, and the discovery of Cambrian production in Ohio, have resulted in leasing and drilling activity in Kentucky. The amount of acreage already under lease indicates that 1965 will be an active exploration year in the state.
One well, in Montgomery County, drilled to the Cambrian basal arkose, and several wells drilled into the Knox dolomite in eastern and central Kentucky, have provided new subsurface information. The geological significance of recent drilling results is illustrated by structure and isopach maps, and by cross sections.
The Trapp gas field in Clark County is soon to be connected to central Kentucky markets by pipeline. This will be Kentucky's first commercial production from the St. Peter Sandstone. Possibilities of extending St. Peter production in the area are shown by isopach and structure maps.
Relationship of recent leasing activity to regional geology is discussed, and the need for geophysical surveys emphasized.
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1 Consultant, Lexington
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