The Santa Fe field in Stephens County, Oklahoma, was discovered in February 1951. Oil is produced from the lower Deese and upper Dornick Hills sandstones. The productive area is located on the upthrown block of a faulted anticline and the production comes from a structural-stratigraphic trap formed by the truncation of the Deese and Dornick Hills formations by post-Hoxbar erosion and subsequent burial by Permian sediments.
There have been 114 producing wells completed, proving a productive area of about 1,200 acres. Cumulative production to September 1, 1953, was 905,000 barrels.