G. E. Carver, Jr., 1948. "Arcadia-Coon Creek Oil Pool, Oklahoma and Logan Counties, Oklahoma", Structure of Typical American Oil Fields: A Symposium of the Relation of Oil Accumulation to Structure, J. V. Howell
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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
Modern petroleum geology in the United States had its beginning in the first decade of the 20th Century when the U.S. Geological Survey began mapping the structure of the rocks in and near old fields in order to discover the various types of structural conditions under which oil and gas are trapped. Structural geology has evolved as a branch of the broader science far more rapidly than have methods of mapping the attitude of rocks at the surface. This volume, published in the late 1920s, was designed to afford authoritative and modern descriptions of the structure of typical oil fields in the United States. Each of the 39 fields contained here is described by an author who is intimately familiar with the available data. The relationship of structure at the surface and at depth for different terranes is clearly set forth wherever the strata are not parallel. The volume concludes with a summary paper on the role of geologic structure in the accumulation of petroleum. Fields include: Florence, Colorado; Stephens, Arkansas; Kevin-Sunburst, Montana; Bradford Pennsylvania; and Salt Creek, Wyoming.