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Pub. Id: A009 (1970)

First Page: 204

Last Page: 222

Book Title: M 14: Geology of Giant Petroleum Fields

Article/Chapter: Panhandle-Hugoton Field, Texas-Oklahoma-Kansas--the First Fifty Years

Subject Group: Field Studies

Spec. Pub. Type: Memoir

Pub. Year: 1970

Author(s): Lloyd Pippin (2)


A detailed study of the geometry and an understanding of the mechanics of entrapment are essential in order to unravel the complexities of the Panhandle-Hugoton field. The reservoir rocks in the Panhandle-Hugoton field generally are considered to be Wolfcampian. Gas and oil appear to have migrated from Pennsylvanian marine shale in the Anadarko basin, through "granite wash" into the Panhandle field.

In the Panhandle field, the trap is mainly structural, but in the Hugoton field, it is stratigraphic. A hydrodynamic component is present in both.

Red Cave (Leonardian) reservoirs above the Wolfcamp and Pennsylvanian reservoirs below it usually are not considered part of the Panhandle-Hugoton field pay but, in the writer's opinion, could be so considered, because they appear to have had the same source, same initial pressure, and similar hydrocarbon-water contacts.

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