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Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles

By
Harold T. Henslee.
Harold T. Henslee.
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Published:
January 01, 1971

Abstract

Large reserves of oil and gas have been discovered and produced in the Texas and Oklahoma Panhandles, and it is anticipated that significant new gas and some additional oil reserves will be found there in the future.

Approximately 1.4 billion bbl of the known recoverable oil reserves had been produced to January 1, 1968. Total gas production (including associated, dissolved, and nonassociated gas) is estimated to be 38.8 trillion cu ft. Approximately 99 percent of the established oil and gas reserves is in rocks which range from Chesteran (Mississippian) to Leonardian (Permian) in age. As a result, exploration of these strata has been extensive. Continued exploitation in the form of infill drilling in proved areas and extensions to partially defined fields, both stratigraphic and structural, may result in the discovery of additional oil and gas reserves. These new reserves will be small in relation to those now established. Most of the new gas reserves are expected to be found within the almost continuous carbonate section below the Chesteran. Only 37 basement tests have been drilled, and the majority of these are concentrated in the shallower western parts of the Anadarko and Dalhart basins.

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AAPG Memoir

Future Petroleum Provinces of the United States—Their Geology and Potential, Volumes 1 & 2

Ira H. Cram
Ira H. Cram
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
15
ISBN electronic:
9781629812236
Publication date:
January 01, 1971

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