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January 01, 1948


The Arcadia-Coon Creek oil pool in north-central Oklahoma, 18 miles northeast of Oklahoma City, was discovered in June, 1944. Oil is produced from the "Second Wilcox" sandstone, Ordovician in age, which is encountered at a depth of approximately 6,000 feet. The structure on the producing formation is a northwest-southeast-trending anticline on which there are two flat-topped domes. A marked thinning of the formations between the "Second Wilcox" sandstone and the top of the Viola limestone, an interval of about 200 feet, is a predominant characteristic of the structure and causes the anticline to diminish markedly upward. No clear reflection of the structure is present on the Pennsylvanian beds. An original uplift in Ordovician time, which was rejuvenated after the deposition of the Hunton limestone and after the deposition of the "Mississippi lime," is indicated.

By June 1, 1947, 58 oil wells had been completed, proving a productive area of approximately 1,200 acres. Further development may establish a productive area of as much as 1,450 acres. Current allowable production is set at 125 barrels of oil per well per day, and, during May, 1947, the production of the pool was at a rate of approximately 6,500 barrels daily. Cumulative production to June 1, 1947, was 2,381,174 barrels.

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Structure of Typical American Oil Fields: A Symposium of the Relation of Oil Accumulation to Structure

J. V. Howell
J. V. Howell
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