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Oil Fields of the Central Muenster-Waurika Arch Jefferson County, Oklahoma, and Montague County, Texas1

By
William McBee, Jr.
William McBee, Jr.
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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Leslie G. Vaughan
Leslie G. Vaughan
Ardmore, Oklahoma
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Published:
January 01, 1956

Abstract

The Muenster-Waurika arch is one of the many northwest-southeast-trending anticlinal features that are found in central-southern Oklahoma. It is over 125 miles long and has a maximum structural relief in excess of 5,000 feet. It consists essentially of an ancient range of peaks composed of Arbuckle limestone and granite that were completely buried by encroaching middle and upper Pennsylvanian seas. Many oil fields are located along its principal axis and on subsidiary flanking structures. In every case, it can be demonstrated that all the oil accumulations along the arch have been derived from middle Pennsylvanian sediments that covered the arch.

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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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