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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 49 (1965)

Issue: 10. (October)

First Page: 1748

Last Page: 1749

Title: South Copano Bay Field, Aransas County, Texas: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Leonard C. Bryant (1)

Article Type: Meeting abstract


An extensive province of upper and middle Frio production exists along the Gulf Coast of Texas, and in this province the Melbourne Sand is one of the prime reservoirs for oil and gas.

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Production from the Melbourne in Matagorda and Calhoun Counties is trapped primarily in closures against the upthrown sides of down-to-the-coast faults. In contrast, anticlinal closures, located on the downthrown sides of down-to-the-coast faults, form the primary traps through Aransas, San Patricio, and Nueces Counties.

A case history of the South Copano Bay field illustrates basic exploration techniques that are useful in exploring for buried depositional-type structures.

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(1) The writer wishes to express his thanks to the Cities Service Oil Company for permission to publish this paper.

Copyright 1997 American Association of Petroleum Geologists