History Of Oil And Gas Exploration In The Mid-Atlantic Region And Delaware's Involvement In The Federal OCS Leasing Program
Newark, DE: Delaware Geological Survey, University of Delaware
There has been sporadic exploration for oil and gas in the Mid-Atlantic region for over 50 years. Non-commercial deposits of oil and gas have recently been discovered in the sedimentary rock section of the Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) 80 miles off the New Jersey-Delaware coast. The oil and gas occurs within entrapment structures in ancient rocks deposited and buried in a deep basin called the Baltimore Canyon trough. This trough forms part of the Coastal Plain and continental shelf geologic provinces on the Atlantic Coast.
oil exploration , gas exploration , Outer Continental Shelf , OCS , New Jersey-Delaware coast , entrapment structures , Baltimore Canyon trough , Coastal Plain , continental shelf geologic province