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Raton CBM Formation
United States


Location  South - Central Colorado
Area  2,200 square miles
Reserves  10.2 Tcf
Formation Details  Raton is the southernmost of several major coal-bearing basins along the eastern margin of the Rocky Mountains. It is an elongate asymmetric syncline, with 20,000 to 25,000 feet of sedimentary rock in the deepest part. Coalbed methane resources in the basin, which have been estimated at approximately 10.2 trillion cubic feet (Tcf), are contained in the upper Cretaceous Vermejo Formation and upper Cretaceous and Paleocene Raton Formation.
Notes  The Raton structural basin is an asymmetric synclinal sedimentary basin containing sedimentary rocks as old as Devonian overlying basement Precambrian rocks, with Holocene sediments at the surface.

Projects and Work Interests

Pioneer Operations in Raton Basin (Low)
Pioneer had 256,000 gross acres in the center of the Raton Basin in southeastern Colorado, targeting CBM from the coal seams in the Vermejo and Raton formations.

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