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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 65 (1981)

Issue: 5. (May)

First Page: 1016

Last Page: 1016

Title: Deltaic Cherokee Sandstones of Central Oklahoma: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Michael Usseglio

Article Type: Meeting abstract


Exploration for delta reservoir sandstones on the Mid-Continent craton can be enhanced by a better understanding of facies character, depositional environments/processes, and factors that controlled their distribution. Appreciation of the dynamic nature of deltaic sedimentation permits the geologist to predict more precisely the stratigraphic relations and sandstone geometry. It also enables the explorationist to predict areas or trends that may previously have been overlooked.

A detailed, subsurface stratigraphic study of the Cherokee sandstones (early Desmoinesian) in central Oklahoma (including parts of Lincoln, Logan, Oklahoma, Cleveland, and Pottawatomie Counties) gives insight into the processes of deltaic sedimentation which should provide help in local exploration and development operations, and in regional exploration in similar rocks encountered throughout the world. Interpretations will be based on core analyses, examination of well cuttings, study of regional and detailed stratigraphic cross sections, and analysis of structure, paleotopographic/paleodrainage, paleogeologic (subcrop), and isolith maps of several key horizons.

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