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Title: Petroleum geology of Ouachita uplift region of Oklahoma

Abstract

Two major petroleum plays are found in the Ouachita uplift region. Folded and thrusted strata constitute the shallower, and possibly the more extensive, of the two. Developed reservoirs include Bigfork Chert (Ordovician), Arkansas Novaculite (Devonian-Mississippian), sandstones within Stanley (Mississippian) and Jackfork (Morrowan) Groups, and Wapanucka Limestone-Spiro Sandstone (Morrowan-Atokan). The deeper play is characterized by underlying basement fault blocks. Development in the Arkoma basin indicates that major reservoirs will include Arbuckle group carbonates. This play is limited to the south by increasing depth and by seismic resolution of the fault blocks. Other potential reservoirs in both plays include Crystal Mountain and Blakely Sandstones (Ordovician), and Blaylock Sandstone (Silurian), with progressively older strata involved in thrusting southward across the uplift. The eastward extent of the Arbuckle facies of lower Paleozoic strata remains a major question.

Authors:
;  [1]
  1. Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman (USA)
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5661268
Report Number(s):
CONF-8909245-
Journal ID: ISSN 0149-1423; CODEN: AABUD
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
AAPG Bulletin (American Association of Petroleum Geologists); (USA)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 73:8; Conference: American Association of Petroleum Geologists (AAPG) mid-continent section meeting, Oklahoma City, OK (USA), 24-26 Sep 1989; Journal ID: ISSN 0149-1423
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; OKLAHOMA; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; GEOLOGY; DEVONIAN PERIOD; GEOLOGIC FORMATIONS; LIMESTONE; MISSISSIPPIAN PERIOD; PENNSYLVANIAN PERIOD; SANDSTONES; CARBONATE ROCKS; FEDERAL REGION VI; GEOLOGIC AGES; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; MINERAL RESOURCES; NORTH AMERICA; PALEOZOIC ERA; RESOURCES; ROCKS; SEDIMENTARY ROCKS; USA; 020200* - Petroleum- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration

Citation Formats

Campbell, J A, and Suneson, N H. Petroleum geology of Ouachita uplift region of Oklahoma. United States: N. p., 1989. Web.
Campbell, J A, & Suneson, N H. Petroleum geology of Ouachita uplift region of Oklahoma. United States.
Campbell, J A, and Suneson, N H. Tue . "Petroleum geology of Ouachita uplift region of Oklahoma". United States.
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abstractNote = {Two major petroleum plays are found in the Ouachita uplift region. Folded and thrusted strata constitute the shallower, and possibly the more extensive, of the two. Developed reservoirs include Bigfork Chert (Ordovician), Arkansas Novaculite (Devonian-Mississippian), sandstones within Stanley (Mississippian) and Jackfork (Morrowan) Groups, and Wapanucka Limestone-Spiro Sandstone (Morrowan-Atokan). The deeper play is characterized by underlying basement fault blocks. Development in the Arkoma basin indicates that major reservoirs will include Arbuckle group carbonates. This play is limited to the south by increasing depth and by seismic resolution of the fault blocks. Other potential reservoirs in both plays include Crystal Mountain and Blakely Sandstones (Ordovician), and Blaylock Sandstone (Silurian), with progressively older strata involved in thrusting southward across the uplift. The eastward extent of the Arbuckle facies of lower Paleozoic strata remains a major question.},
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journal = {AAPG Bulletin (American Association of Petroleum Geologists); (USA)},
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