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North Carolina: Recent Natural Gas publications – Mesozoic basins

Updated 17 November 2015

For additional information contact: Dr. Jeffrey C. Reid, NC Geological Survey, 1612 Mail Service Center, Raleigh, NC 27699-1612; voice: 919.707.9205; email: jeff.reid@ncdenr.gov

Publications:

1. Reid, Jeffrey C., Taylor, Kenneth, B., Marciniak, Katherine J., Haven, Walter T., Channell, Ryan A., and Warner, Chandler I., 2015, North Carolina Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-06: Dan River basin stratigraphic core hole ‘Town of Walnut Cove’ (SO-C-1-15), Stokes County, North Carolina: Preliminary results, 24 p.

2. Reid, Jeffrey C., Coleman, James L., Taylor, Kenneth, B., Marciniak, Katherine J., Haven, Walter T., Channell, Ryan A., and Warner, Chandler I., 2015, North Carolina Geological Survey Open-File Report 2015-XX: Cumberland-Marlboro basement drilling results – 2015: Cumberland, Hoke and Scotland counties, North Carolina, in preparation.

3. Olsen, Paul E., Reid, Jeffrey C., Taylor, Kenneth B., Kent, Dennis V., and Whiteside, Jessica H., 2015, Revised stratigraphy of Triassic age strata of the Dan River basin (Virginia and North Carolina, USA) based on drill core and outcrop data: Southeastern Geology, v. 51, No. 1, March 2015, p. 1-31.

4. Reid, Jeffrey C. and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2013, Mesozoic rift basins – Onshore North Carolina and south-central Virginia, U.S.A.: Deep River and Dan River - Danville total petroleum systems (TPS) and assessment units (AU) for continuous gas accumulation: North Carolina Geological Survey, Open-file report 2013-01, 8p. -  This extended abstract was prepared to accompany an invited oral presentation by the lead author for GeoConvention 2013 held in Calgary, Alberta (Canada) in May 2013. The on-line link to the extended abstract is no longer available resulting in this report. (See AAPG Search and Discovery Article #10712 at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2015/10712reid/ndx_reid.pdf - below).

5. Reid, Jeffrey C. and Taylor, Kenneth B., with contributions by Olsen, Paul E., and Patterson, III, O.F., 2011, “Natural Gas Potential of the Sanford sub-basin, Deep River basin, North Carolina,” 57p., in Taylor, Kenneth B. and Jeffrey C. Reid, editors, “Field Trip Guidebook – 60th Annual Meeting,” Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America, Wilmington, North Carolina, March 2011. Note: updated and revised version of this field trip guidebook was prepared for the 2011 annual meeting of the Eastern Section, AAPG and is available as AAPG Search and Discovery Article #10366 at URL  http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2011/10366reid/ndx_reid.pdf .

6. Reid, Jeffrey C., Taylor, Kenneth B., and Cumberbatch, N.S., 2010, Digital compilation map Sanford sub-basin, Deep River basin, parts of Lee, Chatham and Moore Counties, North Carolina [Seismic lines, drill hole locations, geologic units (from Reinemund, 1955), hydrocarbon shows (gas, oil asphaltic – or combination), and %Ro in wells – Area within dotted line inferred extent of %Ro ≥ 0.8]: North Carolina Geological Survey, Open-file report 2010-07.

7. Reid, Jeffrey C., 2009, “Natural gas and oil in North Carolina,” North Carolina Geological Survey, Information Circular 36, 8p (see URL http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=1a637e8d-142b-4da6-9152-011d708a1be5&groupId=38334) includes drilling regulations and permitting details (PDF) as to that date.

8. Reid, Jeffrey C., and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2009, “Shale gas potential in Triassic strata of the Deep River basin, Lee and Chatham counties, North Carolina with pipeline and infrastructure data,” North Carolina Geological Survey, Open-File Report 2009-01  (see URL:http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=cee978f1-82d4-43ac-a2aa-8d6ed8a863cb&groupId=38334) for PDF file.

9. Reid, Jeffrey C., and Milici, Robert C., 2008, “Hydrocarbon source rocks in the Deep River and Dan River Triassic basins, North Carolina,” U.S. Geological Survey, Open-File report 2008-1108, 35 pages plus tables (see URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1108/).

Abstracts - AAPG abstracts are AAPG ‘Search and Discovery’ contributions generally accompanied by multiple poster panels (PDF format) following the abstract text.

10. Reid, Jeffrey C., 2015,  Triassic rift / lacustrine continuous gas assessment units (AU): North Carolina and Virginia, USA, invited extended abstract accompanied by posters, 2015 34th Annual GCSSEPM Foundation Perkins-Rosen Research Conference, “Petroleum Systems in ‘Rift’ Basins” http://www.gcssepm.org/conference/2015_conference.htm. The abstract was accepted for presentation and conference proceedings 5 August 2014. The conference will be held in Houston, TX on December 13-16, 2015. The abstract can be viewed on-line at URL http://www.gcssepm.org/conference/2015_abstracts4.pdf. The article accompanied by posters will be published as part of the conference proceedings. This is both an oral and poster presentation.

11. Reid, Jeffrey C., Hunt, Andrew, Ellis, Geoffrey, Taylor, Kenneth, and Patterson, O.F., III, 2015, Noble gas isotopes, major element isotopes, and gas composition data from the Cumnock Formation: Sanford sub-basin, Deep River basin, North Carolina, U.S.A. poster presented at the September 2015 AAPG Eastern Section meeting, Indianapolis, IN. The poster can be viewed on line as AAPG Search and Discovery Article #80494 (posted 9 November 2015) at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2015/80492reid/ndx_reid.pdf.

12. Carpenter, Robert H., and Reid, Jeffrey C., 2015, Permian, Triassic, and Jurassic history of the Raleigh-Durham area, North Carolina. Presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Abstract number 251558, Abstracts with programs, v. 47, No. 2, p. 13. See URL https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2015SE/webprogram/Paper251558.html (also URL link at bottom of abstract to view the poster PDF file).

13. Reid, Jeffrey C., Kenneth B. Taylor, and McGlue, Michael M., 2015, Porosity, permeability, pore characterization and rock mechanics of the Triassic Cow Branch and Walnut Cove Formations: A continuous gas assessment unit, Dan River basin, Stokes and Rockingham counties, North Carolina, USA, Part 3. Presented at the 2015 annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Denver (annual meeting abstract number 2092852). Available on-line as Article #10752 at AAPG’s ‘Search and Discovery’ site at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2015/10752reid/ndx_reid.pdf

14. Reid, Jeffrey C., and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2015, Mesozoic rift basins – Onshore North Carolina and South-Central Virginia, U.S.A.: Deep River and Dan River-Danville Total Petroleum Systems (TPS) and Assessment Units (AU) for continuous gas accumulation Atlantic Margins, (Adapted from an extended abstract prepared in conjunction with presentation at CSPG/CSEG/CWLS Geoconvention 2013 – Calgary, AB, Canada, 6-12 May 2013). See AAPG Search and Discovery Article #10712 at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2015/10712reid/ndx_reid.pdf.

15. Reid, Jeffrey C., Taylor, Kenneth B., and McGlue, Michael M., 2014, Porosity, permeability, and pore- and geomechanical characterization of the Triassic Cumnock Formation: A lacustrine / rift continuous gas assessment unit, Sanford sub-basin, Deep River basin, Lee County, North Carolina, USA, Part 2: (abstract and poster) presented at the annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ Eastern Section annual meeting, London, Ontario, Canada. The abstract appears on p. 44, of the program and abstracts, contribution number #10662 see URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2014/10662reid/ndx_reid.pdf.  This poster received the Vincent E. Nelson Memorial Award for the best poster at the 2014 annual meeting of the Eastern Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists. See also Part 1 of the article, Search and Discovery Article #10614 (2014) at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2014/10612reid/ndx_reid.pdf

16. Carpenter, Robert H., and Reid, Jeffrey C., 2014, Use of NURE stream sediment data to determine provenance of Triassic clastic sediment in the Raleigh – Durham area, North Carolina: (abstract and poster) presented at the  annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ Eastern Section annual meeting, London, Ontario, Canada. The abstract appears on pp. 31-32, of the program and abstracts, and as AAP Search and Discovery Article #41477, see URL  http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2014/41477carpenter/ndx_carpenter.pdf.html.

17. Reid, Jeffrey C., 2014 (March), Triassic rift / lacustrine oil and gas in North Carolina and south-central Virginia: An unexplored US East Coast Fairway: APPEX 2014, London, England, see URL http://www.internationalpavilion.com/APPEX%20Talks%202014/North%20Carolina%20APPEX%202014.pdf.

18. Olsen, Paul, Kent, Dennis V., Whiteside, Jessica H., Reid, Jeffrey C., and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2014, Chronostratigraphic context of the biotic assemblages of the Dan River-Danville and Deep River basins (Newark Supergroup, Virginia and North Carolina, USA), Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America meeting, Blacksburg, Virginia – ‘Abstracts with programs’, Vol. 46, No. 3), see URL https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014SE/webprogram/Paper237388.html.

19. Reid, Jeffrey C., McGlue, Michael M., and Ellis, Geoffrey S., 2014, Porosity, permeability, and pore characterization of the Triassic Cumnock Formation: A continuous gas assessment unit, Sanford sub-basin, Deep River basin, Lee County, North Carolina, USA, Part 1, (poster) Annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Houston, Unconventional Reservoirs on 7 April 2014, program with abstracts, contribution #1841705. The poster can be viewed on line at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2014/10612reid/ndx_reid.pdf.html. See also Part 2 of the article, Search and Discovery Article #10612 (2014) at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2014/10662reid/ndx_reid.pdf.

20. McGlue, Michael M., Ellis, Geoffrey S., Reid, Jeffrey C., Peng, Sheng, and Zhang, Tongwei, 2014, Unconventional reservoir of potential rift-lake mudrocks: Preliminary results from the Newark, Deep River, and central Lake Malawi basins (poster): Annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Houston, Unconventional Reservoirs on 7 April 2014, program with abstracts, contribution #1841013.

21. Reid, Jeffrey C., and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2013, Mesozoic rift basins – Onshore North Carolina and south-central Virginia, U.S.A.: Deep River and Dan River - Danville total petroleum systems (TPS) and assessment units (AU) for continuous gas accumulation – extended abstract (8 p.) presented at GeoConvention 2013, Calgary, Alberta, Canada (May 2013). 

22. Coleman, James L., Reid, Jeffrey C., and Hall, Donald L., May 2013, Confirmation of Hydrocarbon Shows in the Mobil #3 Offshore Hyde County Well, North Carolina: presented at the 2013 national meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, see URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/abstracts/html/2013/90163ace/abstracts/cole.htm.  The poster can be viewed on line as AAPG Search and Discovery Article #50992 (posted 11 August 2014) http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2014/50992coleman/ndx_coleman.pdf.html.

23. Olsen, Paul; Kent, Dennis V.; Reid, Jeffrey C.; Whiteside, Jessica H.; LeTourneau, Peter, and Et-Touhami, Mohammed, 2012, “Synchronized stasis and abrupt change in the accumulation rate history and facies between the Dan River-Danville (NC & VA) and other Eastern North American Triassic-Jurassic basins,” 2012 Geological Society of America annual meeting, Charlotte, NC, paper No. 203-6, see URL https://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012AM/webprogram/Paper212779.html.

24. Reid, Jeffrey C., and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2012, “North Carolina (USA) Mesozoic rift basin shale gas: A fifth year perspective,” oral presentation at the 7th International Symposium on Oil & Gas Resources in Western Newfoundland, September 12-14, 2012, Corner Brook, Newfoundland-Labrador, see URL http://www.wnloilandgas.com/media/uploads/Jeff_Reid.pdf or at URL http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=f83d83a1-e66c-4b42-b698-4268fe80f973&groupId=38334.

25. Reid, Jeffrey C., DePoy, Elizabeth, and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2012, Preliminary carbon dioxide (CO2) sequestration, Dare, Tyrrell and Hyde counties, North Carolina, (poster) presented at the AAPG Eastern Section’s 41st annual meeting, Cleveland, OH, September 22-26. The abstract can be viewed at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/abstracts/html/2012/90154eastern/abstracts/reid.htm. The abstract accompanied by the two-panel poster[PDF]) can be viewed on-line as AAPG Search and Discovery Article #80258 at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2012/80258reid/ndx_reid.pdf.

26. Reid, Jeffrey C., Taylor, Kenneth B., and Simons, James D., 2011, “North Carolina Shale Gas: Dan River basin – Stokes and Rockingham Counties,” Program with abstracts, 49th Eastern Section Meeting, September 24-29, 2011, Arlington, Virginia, p. 44. The PDF can be viewed as AAPG Search and Discovery Article #80199 at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2011/80199reid/ndx_reid.pdf.

27. Reid, Jeffrey C., Taylor, Kenneth B., and Simons, James D., 2010, North Carolina Shale Gas – A Progress Report – Lee, Chatham and Moore Counties:  American Association of Petroleum Geologists’ Eastern Section Meeting, Kalamazoo, Michigan, September 25-29, 2010, program with abstracts, p. 52. The PDF can be viewed as AAPG Search and Discovery Article #40704 at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2011/40704reid/ndx_reid.pdf.

28. Reid, Jeffrey C., and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2010, Shale Gas Potential in Triassic Strata of the Deep River basin, Lee and Chatham counties, North Carolina: USA: Multidisciplinary Methods for Science Data Acquisition: 5th International Symposium on Oil and Gas Resources in Western Newfoundland, Canada (September 22-24, 2010). There are no printed proceedings. The presentation is in two parts (A and B). Part A (PDF) is at URL http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=00bac2ed-c00b-4cbb-9de7-709bd3fe932e&groupId=38334; Part B (PDF) is at URL http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=7df2e618-c9a2-4083-9c9d-852294193bc6&groupId=38334. The original presentation was at URL in PDF format at URL: http://www.wnloilandgas.com/international-symposium/archives/2010/presentations/; that server is no longer available. 

29. Reid, Jeffrey C., 2010 (March 31), North Carolina’s Shale Gas Potential – Who knew?, oral presentation with abstract, Developing Unconventional Gas (DUG), Hart Energy, Ft. Worth, Texas. No published proceedings (limited to conference subscription). Scope of presentation (PDF) available upon request.

30. Reid, Jeffrey C. and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2009, Geology and Infrastructure Data for the Development of Shale Gas Wells in Triassic Strata of the Deep River basin, Lee and Chatham Counties, North Carolina, USA. The abstract can be viewed as Search and Discovery Article #90095 at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.net/abstracts/html/2009/eastern/abstracts/reid.htm?q=%2Btext%3Areid.

31. Reid, Jeffrey C., and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2009, Shale Gas Potential in Triassic Strata of the Deep River basin, Lee and Chatham Counties, North Carolina, USA. The PDF can be viewed as AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90095 at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.net/abstracts/html/2009/eastern/abstracts/reid02.htm?q=%2Btext%3Areid – see also extended presentation as AAPG’s Search and Discovery Article #80072 at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.net/documents/2009/80072reid/ndx_reid.pdf (posted 11 December 2009).

32. Reid, Jeffrey C., and Taylor, Kenneth B., 2008, Tools to Evaluate the Hydrocarbon Potential of the Mesozoic basins, North Carolina, USA. This PDF can be viewed as AAPG Search and Discovery Article #90084 at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.net/abstracts/html/2008/eastern-pittsburgh/abstracts/reid.htm?q=%2Btext%3Areid. This poster received the Vincent E. Nelson Memorial Award for the best poster at the 2008 annual meeting of the Eastern Section, American Association of Petroleum Geologists.

Related publications and reports of interest

Updated 4 September 2012

USGS Resource assessment (Fact Sheet), 2011:

1. Milici, R.C., Coleman, J.L., Rowan, E.L., Cook, T.A., Charpentier, R.R., Kirschbaum, M.A., Klett, T.R., Pollastro, R.M., and Schenk, C.J., 2012, Assessment of undiscovered oil and gas resources of the East Coast Mesozoic basins of the Piedmont, Blue Ridge Thrust Belt, Atlantic Coastal Plain, and New England Provinces, 2011: U.S. Geological Survey Fact Sheet 2012–3075, 2 p. available at URL http://pubs.usgs.gov/fs/2012/3075/.

NC Department of Natural Resources (DENR) – Shale gas study (2012):

1. Links to various parts of this study can be accesses via URL http://portal.ncdenr.org/web/guest/shale-gas.

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