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Volume: 21 (1937)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 560

Last Page: 579

Title: South Burbank Pool, Osage County, Oklahoma

Author(s): E. O. Markham, L. C. Lamar (2)


Accumulation of petroleum in the South Burbank pool, located in Ts. 25 and 26 N., R. 6 E., was produced by the lensing out of the Burbank sand toward the east into Cherokee shale. Production is limited on the west by water, lack of sand, lack of porosity, or any combination of the three.

The major features are two long ridges which were developed during deposition, paralleling the sand body which trends north-south. Compaction folds, conforming in a marked degree to the top of the sand, seem to have been formed in the "Oswego lime" by compaction of the Cherokee shale over and around the sand body. These compaction folds are not reflected on the surface. Later folding has caused the formation of structures at nearly right angles to the ridges. These structures are found on the surface, and they also influence the compaction folds. In spite of rather erratic sand conditions, there seems to be a definite relation between the structure of the sand, the sand thickness, and the initial production. A gas cap is found on the higher parts of the east ridge.

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