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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 46 (1962)

Issue: 10. (October)

First Page: 1965

Last Page: 1965

Title: Significance of Lower Tuscaloosa Sand Patterns in Southwest Mississippi: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Previous HitHaroldTop E. Karges

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The lower Tuscaloosa Formation has been a prolific oil producer in southwest Mississippi. Major fields have been found on both large uplifts and very low-relief structural noses. In every case, development of these fields has been somewhat hampered by the erratic sand development.

Sand patterns in these fields indicate deposition in meandering stream channels in a deltaic environment. Recognition and projection of the patterns reduce dry-hole risk in both field development and exploratory drilling.

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