Relation between Structure and Production in the Mervine, Ponca, Blackwell, and South Blackwell Oil Fields, Kay County, Oklahoma1
Stuart K. Clark, James I. Daniels, 1929. "Relation between Structure and Production in the Mervine, Ponca, Blackwell, and South Blackwell Oil Fields, Kay County, Oklahoma", Structure of Typical American Oil Fields, Volume I, Sidney Powers
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The four fields under discussion are located in Kay County, Oklahoma. Certain general statements are applicable to all these fields: (1) the folds are all of the familiar “granite-ridge” type; (2) due to the absence of notable unconformities above the base of the Pennsylvanian, structure maps of the several key horizons within the Pennsylvanian and Permian are similar in the mathematical sense of the term; and (3) the production in all of these fields is associated with well-defined anticlines or domes.
In the detailed discussion, therefore, the principal emphasis is placed on the seeming anomalies, that is, those structures which are not ideal examples of anticlinal production.
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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.