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Geology of Glenn Pool of Oklahoma1

W. B. Wilson
W. B. Wilson
Tulsa, Oklahoma
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January 01, 1929


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.

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AAPG Special Publication

Structure of Typical American Oil Fields, Volume I

Sidney Powers
Sidney Powers
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American Association of Petroleum Geologists
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