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overthrust

[′ō·vər‚thrəst]
(geology)
A thrust fault that has a low dip or a net slip that is large. Also known as low-angle thrust; overthrust fault.
A thrust fault with the active element being the hanging wall.
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For example, Utah-based Richland oil & Gas (OTCQX: ROIL) is pursuing three projects in the Overthrust region.
The Glarus Overthrust straddles three cantons and is effectively upside-down--that is to say that scientists were stunned to discover that its top layers are 225 million years older than its bottom layers.
Fisher suggests that optimally the combined additional output from the OCS, Alaska's North Slope, and the Overthrust Belt could amount to 1 billion barrels a year.
Richfield is the only Company to find mobile Chainman Oil in the Central Utah Overthrust.
As a result of reviewing the overthrust area of the block for the first time, the Company has identified additional leads and therefore the survey is now targeting gas-in-place leads of 147bcf, an increase of 119% from the previously announced 67 bcf.
Other options that Richfield may consider, at some point in the future, could include drilling to test deeper formations, including the Mississippian at approximately 9,500 feet, which is believed to be the highest structural position in the Central Utah Overthrust.
The Ryckman Creek Gas Storage Facility is connected to five interstate pipelines, including Kern River, Quester, Overthrust Pipeline, Ruby Pipeline and Northwest Pipeline, all of which also connect to the Opal Hub located just north of Ryckman Creek.
Ryckman Creek has interconnections with five interstate pipelines, all of which are connected to the Opal Hub, including the Questar, Ruby, Kern River, Northwest and Overthrust pipelines.
SALT LAKE CITY, July 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Richfield Oil & Gas Company (OTCQX: ROIL)("Richfield" or the "Company") has recently acquired approximately 4,800 net acres of oil & gas leaseholds in central Utah, further strengthening our exploratory land position in our high impact Overthrust and Independence projects.
The Ryckman Creek storage facility has interconnections with five interstate pipelines, all connected to the Opal Hub, including the Questar, Ruby, Kern River, Northwest and Overthrust pipelines.
First gas injections from Northwest Pipeline commenced on May 1, 2012, followed by gas injections from Overthrust Pipeline several days later.
SandRidge focuses its exploration and production activities in the Mid-Continent, Permian Basin, Gulf of Mexico, West Texas Overthrust and Gulf Coast.