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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Structure of Typical American Oil Fields, Volume I
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 30 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. Fields include: McKittrick, California; Fairport, Kansas; Urania, Louisiana; Artesia, New Mexico; Burbank, Oklahoma; Cabin Creek, West Virginia; and Luling, Texas.