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Geochemistry data for the USGS Gulf Coast #1 West Woodway core - A thermally immature core of the Eagle Ford Group in central Texas

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2015

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Birdwell, J.E., and French, K.L., 2019, Geochemistry data for the USGS Gulf Coast #1 West Woodway core - A thermally immature core of the Eagle Ford Group in central Texas: U.S. Geological Survey data release, https://doi.org/10.5066/P95QUX1H.

Summary

Petroleum source rocks deposited during Cenomanian – Turonian time (late Cretaceous) are major generators of continuous and conventional oil and gas resources in the Gulf of Mexico Basin. The Eagle Ford Shale is a particularly important petroleum system and represents a substantial fraction of total oil and gas production in the United States. Significant lateral and vertical geochemical and mineralogical variability have been identified in previous studies of the Eagle Ford Shale, but most recent work has focused on the area of the play southwest of the San Marcos Arch. As part of a larger USGS coring program to examine important continuous oil and gas plays in the Texas-Gulf Coast region, the USGS Gulf Coast Petroleum Systems project [...]

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Purpose

This core was collected and sampled for geochemical and mineralogical characterization to further the following research and petroleum resource assessment goals of the USGS Gulf Coast Petroleum Systems project: (1) Improve stratigraphic understanding and regional correlations of the Eagle Ford Shale (Cenomanian – Turonian interval) north of the San Marcos Arch. (2) Investigate rock properties to assess original organic richness and mineralogy of the Eagle Ford Shale. (3) Examine the depositional environment for source rocks deposited in the Texas area of the Western Interior Seaway during the late Cretaceous.
Map showing the drill core location and a stratigraphic column for Upper Cretaceous strata in the Waco area.
Map showing the drill core location and a stratigraphic column for Upper Cretaceous strata in the Waco area.

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DOI https://www.sciencebase.gov/vocab/category/item/identifier doi:10.5066/P95QUX1H

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