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Garber Field, Garfield County, Oklahoma1

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Wesley G. Gish
Wesley G. Gish
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Raymond M. Carr
Raymond M. Carr
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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Published:
January 01, 1929

Abstract

The Garber field, in T. 22 N., R. 3-4 W., Garfield County, Oklahoma, was discovered November 6, 1916, by the Exchange Oil Company's Hoy No. 1, in the northeast corner of Sec. 25, T. 22 N., R. 4 W., which had an initial production of 90 barrels of high-gravity oil from 1,138 to 1,150 feet in the Lower Permian. Eleven oil and gas sands were found in the subsequent shallow sand development. On April 6, 1925, the Sinclair Oil and Gas Company's Belveal 25, in the northeast corner of Sec. 24, T. 22 N., R 4 W., came in with an initial production of 2,600 barrels from the Ordovician limestone from 4,377 to 4,394 feet. This inaugurated another drilling campaign in which ten oil and gas horizons were exploited, and on March 19, 1927, the field had produced approximately 36,000,000 barrels from 23 horizons. The Permian and Pennsylvanian sediments exhibit very irregular lateral gradation in their shale, sandstone, and limestone phases, which condition greatly influenced petroleum accumulation. Portions of the Garber structure existed as a positive element or island from middle Tyner of Ordovician age until late Cherokee of Lower Pennyslvanian. Upthrusting of a continuous or oscillatory nature undoubtedly occurred in some minor degree throughout Pennsylvanian and early Permian time. A minimum of 1,000 feet of sediments is missing in the pre-Pennsylvanian unconformity, and the Pennsylvanian rocks show a minimum reduction of 700 feet from normal thickness. Criteria of tension fractures and fissures are present. Some conditions indicate possibility of vertical migration of oil and gas. The shallow oils are characterized by high gravity. Oil from the Ordovician rocks does not have the sulphur content characteristic of the “Siliceous lime” oil of the Tulsa-Osage district. The Ordovician oil accumulated in crystalline dolomite horizons.

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AAPG Special Publication

Structure of Typical American Oil Fields, Volume I

Sidney Powers
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Volume
1
ISBN electronic:
9781629812571
Publication date:
January 01, 1929

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