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Esperson dome, Liberty County, Texas

Walter L. Goldston and George D. Stevens
Esperson dome, Liberty County, Texas
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (December 1934) 18 (12): 1632-1654


The Esperson dome is one of the early deep-seated salt domes discovered as a direct result of geophysical work. In 1928 it was found by torsion-balance exploration. In 1929 oil was discovered. Prior to March 1, 1934, forty-three wells were completed, including thirty-five oil wells. Seven producing horizons are in the Miocene and Oligocene formations. This dome is peculiar in that the salt mass has been thrust upward at an inclined angle leaning north of the vertical position. The crest formed by the arching of the beds above the salt mass moves horizontally with depth.

ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 18
Serial Issue: 12
Title: Esperson dome, Liberty County, Texas
Pages: 1632-1654
Published: 193412
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1939-006998
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 14 figs. incl. maps
N25°45'00" - N36°30'00", W106°30'00" - W93°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1939
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