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P. F. Sollars, John E. Walters
The Danbury Field is a piercement salt dome, which was discovered in 1930 following seismograph work. Since that time subsurface geology has led to the discovery of numerous reservoirs in beds ranging from upper Miocene to lower Frio in age. Production is obtained from fault segments over the dome and on the flanks with several fault segments and deeper sands remaining to be tested. The structure is extremely complex, with changes in sedimentation and numerous faults occurring over the dome. The faults in the overlying sediment coincide with scarps on the salt face. These scarps, plus the sedimentation and unusual shape of the salt plug, suggest a growth history different from that of most domes in the Gulf Coast area.
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Humble Oil & Refining Company Houston, Texas
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