Granite Wash, Palo Duro Basin, Texas (07)

Comments on Geologic Parameters

07 Top Seal Thickness:

We found no thickness map of the entire evaporite aquitard that overlies the Granite Wash. However, adding the gridded isopach maps of the San Andres / Blaine Formations and the genetic unit above them results in thicknesses that approach or exceed 2,000 ft, ample seal thickness. (c7granitewash).

07 Map:


07 Reference:

Presley, M. W., 1979, Upper Permian evaporites and red beds, in Dutton, S. P., Finley R. J., Galloway, W. E., Gustavson, T. C., Handford, C. R., and Presley, M. W., Geology and hydrology of the Palo Duro Basin, Texas Panhandle: a report on the progress of nuclear waste isolation feasibility studies, 1978: The University of Texas at Austin, Bureau of Economic Geology, Geological Circular 79-1, p. 39–49.

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