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Sholom Alechem Oil Field, Stephens and Carter Counties, Oklahoma1

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H. R. Billingsley
H. R. Billingsley
Dallas, Texas
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Published:
January 01, 1956

Abstract

The Sholom Alechem field of southern Oklahoma, formerly known as the County Line field, is located near the axis of the Anadarko-Ardmore geosyncline. The structure, as revealed in the subsurface, is a sharp anticlinical fold with about 1,500 feet of closure. Diastrophic movements which formed this structure are principally associated with the main Wichita orogeny of post-Springer time and the Arbuckle orogeny of post-Hoxbar time. Steeper dips on the north flank are believed to be evidence of thrusting from the south during the latter movement. Further evidence that the diastrophic movements were pronounced, is the high degree of lenticularity found in the Pennsylvanian sediments in Sholom Alechem and other fields of southern Oklahoma. This lenticularity is a feature of prime importance in the drilling for and development of the prolific Springer sands.

Prior to August 1947, Sholom Alechem played a minor role in the oil production of Oklahoma. However, since the discovery and subsequent development of the deeper Springer sandstones in August 1948, monthly and yearly output has skyrocketed. The accumulated production has increased from 42,533,152 barrels as of January 1, 1948, to 83,865,713 barrels as of June 1, 1953. As a result of this formidable increase, Sholom Alechem has become one of the largest oil-producing fields in Oklahoma.

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AAPG Special Publication

Petroleum Geology of Southern Oklahoma

I. Curtis Hicks
I. Curtis Hicks
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Jerome Westheimer
Jerome Westheimer
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C. W. Tomlinson
C. W. Tomlinson
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D. M. Putman
D. M. Putman
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E. L. Selk
E. L. Selk
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
1
ISBN electronic:
9781629812458
Publication date:
January 01, 1956

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