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Tulsa Geological Society


Tulsa Geological Society Digest
Vol. 29 (1961), Pages 105-105

Laverne Gas Field — Four Story Stratigraphic Trap: Abstract

J. Durwood Pate1


The Laverne Gas Field, located along the northern shelf of the Anadarko Basin, extends over an area of 187 square miles in Beaver and Harper Counties, Oklahoma. The field is unique in Oklahoma in that it contains four stratigraphic traps producing gas from accumulations independent of structural closure.

The first gas well in the Laverne district was completed in 1930, but it was not until December, 1955 that the shallower Wabaunsee "Hoover" gas pay (Virgilian) was discovered. The "Hoover" pay, which attains a maximum of 210 feet in thickness and is the most productive reservoir in the field, contains over one-half of the total gas reserves. The remainder of the reserves is trapped in Missourian and Morrowan sandstones of the Pennsylvanian age and in Mississippian limestone which underlies the angular unconformity between the two systems.

Combined total gas reserves for the "Hoover", Tonkawa and Morrow and Chester reservoirs in the field are 2,578 billion cubic feet.


Acknowledgments and Associated Footnotes

1 Consulting Geologist

* To be published in the AAPG Symposium, "NATURAL GASES OF NORTH AMERICA," during the latter part of 1961.

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