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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 44 (1960)

Issue: 9. (September)

First Page: 1600

Last Page: 1600

Title: Little Creek Field, Lincoln and Pike Counties, Mississippi: ABSTRACT

Author(s): P. Eisenstatt

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The Little Creek oil field is in south-central Mississippi in the belt of production from the lower Tuscaloosa formation of Upper Cretaceous age. Prior to its discovery, only six other fields in this trend in Mississippi were expected to produce relatively large quantities of lower Tuscaloosa oil (in excess of 10,000,000 barrels ultimate). The discovery well, completed in January, 1958, was located on the basis of geophysics. The field developed very rapidly with 129 producing wells and 30 dry holes completed by the end of April, 1960.

Structural data show a gentle south-plunging nose. Only 30 feet of counter-regional dip is present; however, an oil column of about 110 feet indicates the presence of a structural-stratigraphic trap. The producing sand body has an irregular shape both in area and thickness. The thickest known occurrence of the sand is 81 feet and in many places it thins abruptly to zero.

The present daily average production is about 15,000 barrels of oil, or 127 barrels daily per well, and the ultimate production should be on the order of 25,000,000 barrels of oil.

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