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GEOREF RECORD

Developments in Oklahoma in 1944

Joseph L. Borden
Developments in Oklahoma in 1944
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (June 1945) 29 (6): 708-720

Abstract

Crude-oil production in Oklahoma totalled 124,219,383 barrels in 1944, an increase of 212 million barrels, or 2.1 per cent against a national increase of 11.6 per cent. Proved reserves are estimated by the A.P.I. Committee on Reserves to be 970,262,000 barrels, an increase of 61,644,000 barrels, or 6.8 per cent, against a national increase of 1.9 per cent. There were 1,890 wells drilled during 1944, an increase of 703, or 59 per cent, against a national increase of 27 per cent. The drilling of 1,890 wells resulted in the discovery of 36 new oil fields, 8 new gas fields, and 58 extensions and new producing formations. Most of the new discoveries are small and are of little importance in increasing reserves. The most important feature of the year is the unchecked development of the West Edmond (Hunton oil) field. Geophysical activity was limited to seismograph and gravimeter, with a considerable increase in both types of work. The number of core holes drilled was more than doubled, but stratigraphic holes decreased in number. The surface mapping reported is nearly 3 times as much as 1943.


ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 29
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Developments in Oklahoma in 1944
Author(s): Borden, Joseph L.
Pages: 708-720
Published: 19450601
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 2020-011381
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
N33°34'60" - N37°00'00", W103°00'00" - W94°25'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2020, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 2020
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