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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 56 (1972)

Issue: 3. (March)

First Page: 607

Last Page: 607

Title: Plastic Deformation Theory of Oil Accumulation: ABSTRACT

Author(s): G. S. Campbell

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Scientifically accepted geologic ideas have never explained certain types of oil accumulations, some of which are functions of subsurface plastic deformity that can vary with overburden. Plastic deformity is a reservoir property which when acknowledged and understood, helps explain the positions of known oil pools and conversely facilitates the bracketing of new deposits. A knowledge of plastic reservoir deformity resolves some annoying mysteries concerning well fracting, drill-stem test results, and very deep reservoir producing behavior.

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