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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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.