platform reef

platform reef

[′plat‚fȯrm ‚rēf]
(geology)
An organic reef, generally small but more extensive than a patch reef, with a flat upper surface.
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The target of this first well is the South-eastern portion of the Lenox Silurian Platform reef which is believed to extend South-east of Portrush's existing light oil production and natural gas indications on the delineated portion of the reef where the Richards and Martin wells are producing under their own pressure; no pump is required.
The target of the first well as identified on a conventional seismic line is the northern portion of the Lenox Silurian Platform reef which is believed to extend north of Portrush's existing light oil production and natural gas indications on the delineated portion of the reef.
This platform reef is closed off from the surrounding ocean for 3-5 hours during each low tide (Ludington, 1979).
Givetian to Famennian (Middle and Late Devonian) platform reef complexes extend over 350 km along the northern margin of the onshore Canning Basin, adjoining Precambrian rocks of the King Leopold Orogen and Kimberley Basin to the north (Playford, 1984).
The target of this first well, the Werderman 1-21, is the South-eastern portion of the Lenox Silurian Platform reef which is believed to extend South-east of Portrush's existing light oil production and natural gas indications on the delineated portion of the reef where the Richards and Martin wells are productive.
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