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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 25 (1941)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 931

Last Page: 931

Title: Basal Vicksburg Sand of Texas Gulf Coast: ABSTRACT

Author(s): A. N. Wilson

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The discovery of commercially important oil sands at the base of the Vicksburg formation, on the flanks of some Texas Gulf Coast dome structures during the past few years, recalls the necessity for constant re-examination of the older producing areas by Previous HitmethodsNext Hit which make full use of the newest proved geological tools.

This paper employs the now common Previous HitelectricalNext Hit well log, in conjunction with the best paleontological opinions, to identify and to map the areal extent and thickness of the basal Vicksburg sand in the Texas Gulf Coast, and to predict, with some foundation, its future possibilities for commercial oil production on the older known structures.

Previous HitElectricalTop well log cross sections through the region, two of them down the dip and one along the sedimentary strike, are given in support of the sand thickness map.

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