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North Carolina: Recent Natural Gas publications – Mesozoic basins

Updated 1 December 2014 

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. 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.

2. Olsen, Paul E., Reid, Jeffrey C., Taylor, Kenneth B., Kent, Dennis V., and Whiteside, Jessica H., 2014, Revised stratigraphy of Triassic age strata of the Dan River basin (Virginia and North Carolina, USA) based on drill core and outcrop data: submitted to Southeastern Geology

3. Reid, Jeffrey C. and Taylor, Kenneth B., with contributions by Olsen, Paul E., and Patterson, III, O.F., “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 at URL http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2011/10366reid/ndx_reid.pdf (AAPG Search and Discovery contribution).

4. 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.

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

6. 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-LINK UPDATED 12/01/2014).

7. 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 URLhttp://pubs.usgs.gov/of/2008/1108/).

Abstracts - AAPG abstracts are at AAPG Search and Discover at URL:

1. Carpenter, Robert H., and Reid, Jeffrey C., 2014, Permian, Triassic, and Jurassic history of the Raleigh-Durham area, North Carolina. Submitted for the 2015 annual meeting of the Southeastern Section, Geological Society of America, Chattanooga, Tennessee. Abstract number 251558.

2. Reid, Jeffrey C., Kenneth B. Taylor, and McGlue, Michael M., 2014, 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. Submitted for the 2015 annual meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG), Denver. Control number 2092852.

3. Reid, Jeffrey C., 2014,  Triassic rift / lacustrine continuous gas assessment units (AU): North Carolina and Virginia, USA, invited abstract, Gulf Coast Section of SEPM, 2015 Bob F. Perkins Research Conference, “Petroleum Systems in ‘Rift’ Basins” (accepted for presentation 5 August 2014). The Perkins conference will be held in Houston, TX in December 2015.

4. 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 URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2014/10662reid/ndx_reid.pdf. See also Part 1 of the article, Search and Discovery Article #10614 (2014) at URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2014/10612reid/ndx_reid.pdf.

5. 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, contribution #41477, see URL  http://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2014/41477carpenter/ndx_carpenter.pdf.html.

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

7. 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 URLhttps://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2014SE/webprogram/Paper237388.html.

8. Reid, Jeffrey C., McGlue, Michael M., and Ellis, Geoffrey S., 2013, 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, (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 URLhttp://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 URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2014/10662reid/ndx_reid.pdf.

9. McGlue, Michael M., Ellis, Geoffrey S., Reid, Jeffrey C., Peng, Sheng, and Zhang, Tongwei, 2013, 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.

10. 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).

11. 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 May 2013 national meeting of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA, see URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.com/abstracts/html/2013/90163ace/abstracts/cole.htm.  The poster can be viewed on line athttp://www.searchanddiscovery.com/pdfz/documents/2014/50992coleman/ndx_coleman.pdf.html and was posted 11 August 2014.

12. Olsen, Paul; Kent, Dennis V.; Reid, Jeffrey C.; Whiteside, Jessica H.; LeTourneau, Peter, and Et-Touhami, Mohammed, “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 URLhttps://gsa.confex.com/gsa/2012AM/webprogram/Paper212779.html.

13. 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 (website temporarily disabled, contact the lead author for a copy) or can be viewed here: http://portal.ncdenr.org/c/document_library/get_file?uuid=f83d83a1-e66c-4b42-b698-4268fe80f973&groupId=38334

14. 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 URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.com/abstracts/html/2012/90154eastern/abstracts/reid.htm. The abstract accompanied by the two-panel poster[PDF]) can be viewed at URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2012/80258reid/ndx_reid.pdf

15. 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 article #80199 at URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2011/80199reid/ndx_reid.pdf (AAPG Search and Discovery contribution).

16. 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 subscription). Scope of presentation (PDF) available upon request.

17. 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). It is available in PDF format at URL:http://www.wnloilandgas.com/international-symposium/archives/2010/presentations/ (website temporarily disabled, contact the lead author for a copy).  Part A can be also be viewed HERE.  Part B can also be viewed HERE

18. 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 article #40704 at URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.com/documents/2011/40704reid/ndx_reid.pdf (AAPG Search and Discovery contribution).

19. 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 PDF can be viewed as article #90095 at URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.net/abstracts/html/2009/eastern/abstracts/reid.htm?q=%2Btext%3Areid (AAPG Search and Discovery contribution).

20. 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 article #90095 at URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.net/abstracts/html/2009/eastern/abstracts/reid02.htm?q=%2Btext%3Areid – see also extended presentation (PDF) on AAPG’s Search and Discovery site at URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.net/documents/2009/80072reid/ndx_reid.pdf (posted 11 December 2009 - (AAPG Search and Discovery contribution).

21. 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 article #90084 at URLhttp://www.searchanddiscovery.net/abstracts/html/2008/eastern-pittsburgh/abstracts/reid.htm?q=%2Btext%3Areid (AAPG Search and Discovery contribution). This poster resulted in the award of 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 URLhttp://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 accessed via URLhttp://portal.ncdenr.org/web/guest/shale-gas.

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