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January 01, 1929


The Fairport oil field, Russell County, Kansas, is at the northwestern edge of the Mid-Continent area. The prominent Cretaceous surface structure becomes stronger in the Permian and Pennsylvanian, and overlies uplifted crystalline rocks. The oil is at the top of the structure in a pool 1/2 mile wide by 4 miles long which has produced 3,500,000 barrels of 40° Be. oil during the past three years.


The Coffeyville oil field is located in the southeast comer of Montgomery County. Kansas, on the Oklahoma state line. It was the first of the so-called “deep fields” in that locality. The field has produced approximately 265,000 barrels of 24° Be. gravity oil from the top of the “Siliceous lime.” The oil occurs in a well-defined dome. The field has not been as profitable as it should have been on account of too close spacing of wells.

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AAPG Special Publication

Structure of Typical American Oil Fields, Volume I

Sidney Powers
Sidney Powers
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