Stratigraphic and geochemical implications on the petroleum potential of the lower Mancos Group (Niobrara), Piceance Basin, Colorado
Subsurface stratigraphy, petrology, geochemistry and basin modeling are all essential to assess the petroleum potential of a formation. This study uses all four approaches to provide an overview of the Niobrara petroleum system in the Piceance Basin and correlate Denver Basin equivalent Niobrara subdivisions. Several crucial conclusions offer guidelines for future Niobrara exploration within the basin. The Niobrara Formation of the Piceance Basin differs from the Denver Basin in several key characteristics. Overall thickness of the formation increases greatly to the west. Thicknesses of ...
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