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Title: Oil in the fascinating Ouachitas

Abstract

The discovery of oil in fractured Arkansas Novaculite at Isom Springs in Marshall County, Oklahoma, and the subsequent discovery of oil at McKay Creek in the Equivalent Caballos Formation in Terrill County, Texas, may have opened a new petroleum province that had been previously overlooked. The area of greatest potential at present extends for approximately 640 miles from the Ouachita Mountains of SE Oklahoma to the Marathon Mountains of S. Texas and averages 30 miles in width along the frontal fault of the Ouachita over thrust belt. The structures along the trend are complex with imbricate thrusting and intense folding and faulting creating the fracturing necessary for accumulation and production of oil. Significant shows and some production has been found in the Stanley Sands and Bigfork and Womble formations. 15 references.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
5983608
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Shale Shaker; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 31:2
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM DEPOSITS; STRATIGRAPHY; ARKANSAS; FRACTURING; GEOLOGIC FAULTS; OIL WELLS; OKLAHOMA; PRODUCTION; RESOURCE POTENTIAL; TEXAS; WELL LOGGING; COMMINUTION; FEDERAL REGION VI; GEOLOGIC DEPOSITS; GEOLOGIC FRACTURES; GEOLOGIC STRUCTURES; GEOLOGY; MINERAL RESOURCES; NORTH AMERICA; RESOURCES; USA; WELLS; 020200* - Petroleum- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration

Citation Formats

Morrison, L S. Oil in the fascinating Ouachitas. United States: N. p., 1980. Web.
Morrison, L S. Oil in the fascinating Ouachitas. United States.
Morrison, L S. Wed . "Oil in the fascinating Ouachitas". United States.
@article{osti_5983608,
title = {Oil in the fascinating Ouachitas},
author = {Morrison, L S},
abstractNote = {The discovery of oil in fractured Arkansas Novaculite at Isom Springs in Marshall County, Oklahoma, and the subsequent discovery of oil at McKay Creek in the Equivalent Caballos Formation in Terrill County, Texas, may have opened a new petroleum province that had been previously overlooked. The area of greatest potential at present extends for approximately 640 miles from the Ouachita Mountains of SE Oklahoma to the Marathon Mountains of S. Texas and averages 30 miles in width along the frontal fault of the Ouachita over thrust belt. The structures along the trend are complex with imbricate thrusting and intense folding and faulting creating the fracturing necessary for accumulation and production of oil. Significant shows and some production has been found in the Stanley Sands and Bigfork and Womble formations. 15 references.},
doi = {},
journal = {Shale Shaker; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 31:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1980},
month = {10}
}