Trenton Limestone

TRENTON LIMESTONE
Production of natural gas from the Trenton Limestone in north-central New York is well known for its extremely high initial pressures. Drillers commonly encounter zones with pressures so great they can blow the tools out of the hole. With very little porosity and no significant permeability, it is believed that the gas is trapped in the bedding planes rather than the pore space of unit. Current research suggests that there may be substantial undiscovered resource potential remaining in this play.

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