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AAPG Special Volumes


Pub. Id: A124 (1956)

First Page: 355

Last Page: 372

Book Title: SP 16: Petroleum Geology of Southern Oklahoma, Volume 1

Article/Chapter: Oil Fields of the Central Muenster-Waurika Arch Jefferson County, Oklahoma, and Montague County, Texas

Subject Group: Basin or Areal Analysis or Evaluation

Spec. Pub. Type: Special Volume

Pub. Year: 1956

Author(s): William McBee Jr. (2), Leslie G. Vaughan (3)


The Muenster-Waurika arch is one of the many northwest-southeast-trending anticlinal features that are found in central-southern Oklahoma. It is over 125 miles long and has a maximum structural relief in excess of 5,000 feet. It consists essentially of an ancient range of peaks composed of Arbuckle limestone and granite that were completely buried by encroaching middle and upper Pennsylvanian seas. Many oil fields are located along its principal axis and on subsidiary flanking structures. In every case, it can be demonstrated that all the oil accumulations along the arch have been derived from middle Pennsylvanian sediments that covered the arch.

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