Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Flank Production of the Nemaha Mountains (Granite Ridge), Kansas1

By
C. R. Thomas
C. R. Thomas
El Dorado, Kansas
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
January 01, 1929

Abstract

In this paper surface and subsurface maps of an area comprising six townships and four producing fields are shown. From these and other data it is concluded that these producing folds are anticlinal buried hills and are contemporaneous with the Nemaha Mountains. Surface geology was largely responsible for the development of this area. The subsurface folds directly underlie the surface folds with remarkable consistency.

The conclusion is drawn that the surface folds are due to differential settling and depositional dip of the upper horizons over the Ordovician buried hills. The principal producing horizon is the unconformable contact between the Ordovician and later sedi-ments. Furthermore, it is concluded that the oil has migrated laterally for some distance from its source in the lower Pennsylvanian and Chattanooga shales to its present position.

You do not currently have access to this article.

Figures & Tables

Contents

AAPG Special Publication

Structure of Typical American Oil Fields, Volume I

Sidney Powers
Sidney Powers
Search for other works by this author on:
American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
1
ISBN electronic:
9781629812571
Publication date:
January 01, 1929

GeoRef

References

Related

Citing Books via

Close Modal
This Feature Is Available To Subscribers Only

Sign In or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal