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Tulsa Geological Society


Tulsa Geological Society Digest
Vol. 30 (1962), Pages 65-81

Laverne Gas Area—Four Story Stratigraphic Trap, Beaver and Harper Counties, Oklahoma

J. Durwood Pate


The Laverne Gas Area, located along the northern shelf of the Anadarko basin, extends over an area of 262 square miles in Harper and Beaver Counties of Northwest Oklahoma and the Oklahoma Panhandle. The field is unique in Oklahoma in that it contains four stratigraphic traps producing oil and gas from accumulations independent of structural closure.

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

Combined total gas reserves for the "Hoover", Tonkawa, Morrow and Chester reservoirs in the field are 2,827 billion cubic feet.

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