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Tulsa Geological Society


Tulsa Geological Society Digest
Vol. 21 (1953), Pages 129-129

The Geology of Shelder Field, Dimwitt County, Texas: Abstract

Thos. D. Barber1


Although it has received very little publicity, Shelder Field, discovered in early 1930's, should be studied by all geologists because it clearly represents the link between the old oil finding method and the new or modern exploration technique. Many recently developed exploratory tools were first introduced experimentally at Shelder Field. In chronological summary the successful culmination of the well-coordinated efforts of the Surface Party, Geiger Counter, Torsion Balance, Magnetometer, Seismograph and Core Drill coverage is described. The productive history of this type of reservoir is graphically demonstrated.

An amazing similarity between the discovery, development and performance of Shelder Field and many fields in the Mid-Continent Area will be noted.


Acknowledgments and Associated Footnotes

1 Stanolind Oil and Gas Company, Corpus Christi, Texas

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