About This Item

Share This Item

The AAPG/Datapages Combined Publications Database

AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 24 (1940)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1698

Last Page: 1699

Title: The Page Field in Schleicher County, Texas: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Roscoe Simpson

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The Page field is in the physiographic province known as the Edwards Plateau. Despite the wide spacing of the wells drilled, the field is as yet undefined, especially to the north.

In regard to Permian stratigraphy, sections made up predominantly of shale and sandstones occur over structural basins, and those which are predominantly limestone occur over structurally high platforms. The Permian section of Schleicher County grades laterally into gray and black shales in the southwestern part of the county and consists of limestone in the northeastern part of the county.

On top of the Strawn limestone, a rather pronounced structural feature is evident with 400 feet of dip between two of the wells. The distance to the top of the gas zone or porous zone as measured from top of Strawn limestone is variable, ranging from 50 feet of penetration in one well to 170 feet in another well.

End_Page 1698------------------------------

From the insoluble-residue work done to date, there seems to be a good marker of chalky chert with siltstones disappearing about 15 feet in the porous zone.

End_of_Article - Last_Page 1699------------

Copyright 1997 American Association of Petroleum Geologists