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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 67 (1983)

Issue: 8. (August)

First Page: 1324

Last Page: 1324

Title: Control of Arbuckle (Cambrian-Ordovician) Production by Block Faulting: ABSTRACT

Author(s): Dave Gagliardo

Article Type: Meeting abstract


The Central Kansas uplift is a collapsed arch which was eroded to granite on both sides of a central graben during the post-Mississippian. Uplift and collapse produced a myriad of horst and graben blocks affecting the Arbuckle Group below the so-called pre-Pennsylvanian unconformity.

Arbuckle production comes from horst blocks, and about 75% of the Arbuckle production on the uplift comes from blocks within the central graben. Mapping Arbuckle structures as fault blocks rather than as erosional features allows a completely different use of subsurface data and can lead to many unsuspected field extensions and wildcat prospects.

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