Skip to Main Content
Book Chapter

Geology of Glenn Pool of Oklahoma1

By
W. B. Wilson
W. B. Wilson
Tulsa, Oklahoma
Search for other works by this author on:
Published:
January 01, 1929

Abstract

Glenn pool was the first major oil pool to be developed in Oklahoma. Opened in 1906, it has long since been fully developed in the Bartlesville (Glenn) sand of Cherokee age which has been by far the main producing horizon. Local doming is present and has caused unimportant accumulations in the Mounds (“Wilcox”) sand. Accumulation in the Bartlesville, however, is not related to local folding, but is due to the pinching out of the sand body on the eastern or up-dip side of the field.

The writer believes that this pool furnishes very conclusive evidence that its oil was trapped while in transit up the dip from the west. He holds also that the most satisfactory explanation yet advanced for this movement of the oil up the dip is buoyancy arising from the difference in specific gravity between the oil and the associated waters.

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