The Central Utah-Nevada region covers a large part of the Great Basin bounded by the Rockies/Colorado Plateau on the east and the Sierra Nevada Mountains on the west. The region includes the Lower Paleozoic shelf of the North American continent which has been affected by a series of tectonic collisions (fold-and-thrust belts) from Late Paleozoic through Eocene times, and upon which the Neogene Basin-and-Range extensional basins were superimposed. The Paleozoic-Mesozoic plays of the region offer important frontier exploration targets both for conventional and unconventional oil and gas resources.
This proposed research project aims to pursue the following objectives:
There will be three meetings (kick-off meeting, a mid-term meeting and a final meeting) to preset and discuss the project results. These meetings will be held in locations in Utah or Nevada where we will also have field trips to outcrops of interest for the study.
Results are available to project sponsors upon completion of the report.