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Greta oil field, Refugio County, Texas

Roderick A. Stamey, James Campbell Montgomery and Harry Draper Easton
Greta oil field, Refugio County, Texas
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (April 1935) 19 (4): 544-559


Greta oil field, in the north-central part of Refugio County, was discovered by George E. Smith et al., May 5, 1933. The field is in the shape of an irregular elongate oval measuring approximately 4 by 2.5 miles with its major axis extending N. 22.5 degrees E. The structure is almost flat on top with steep dips in the beds beginning at the periphery and extending in northeasterly, southeasterly, and southwesterly directions. There is the suggestion of a fault along the northwest side of the field. The three pay horizons are the Catahoula, or 3,500-foot sand, the Heterostegina, or 4,400-foot ("Greta") sand, and the Frio, or 5,900-foot sand. At the end of 1934 there had been completed 186 oil wells with a total cumulative production of more than 5 million barrels.

ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 19
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Greta oil field, Refugio County, Texas
Pages: 544-559
Published: 193504
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1939-017924
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 7 figs. incl. maps
N29°00'00" - N56°00'00", W115°00'00" - W97°00'00"
N25°45'00" - N36°30'00", W106°30'00" - W93°30'00"
Source Note: reprinted in Gulf coast oil fields pp. 648-663, 1936.
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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