The first commercial oil field in Mississippi was discovered near the small town of Tinsley in Yazoo County, in 1939, and nearly 500 wells have been drilled on and around the Tinsley structure since that time
Cumulative oil production from the Upper Cretaceous Woodruff, Perry, Stevens, Lammons, McGraw, and Brum-field sandstones was 195,848,466 bbl through December 31, 1974. During October 1974, daily production from 167 wells was 6,757 bbl of oil, and 57 wells injected 50,493 bbl of water per day into five different waterflood projects. The first full-scale waterflood was begun at Tinsley field in 1968.
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With three previous volumes published by AAPG on structure of American oil fields, this publication takes 17 of these oil fields and describes them in detail. The reservoirs described in these 17 papers range in age from Devonian to Pleistocene; their litholgies are standstone, limestone, or dolomite; and the trapping mechanisms are structural or stratigraphic or a combination of the two. The North American oil fields described are distributed from Alaska and the McKenzie Delta area of Canada on the northwest, to the Gulf of Mexico and Southern Floriday on the southeast. This publication also includes an index to those North American oil and gas fields which have been described in previous AAPG publications.