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Pennsylvanian-Atoka Producing Sands, Red Oak-Norris Gas Field, Arkoma Basin: Abstract
The Red Oak-Norris Gas field was the first of several recently discovered fields in the deeper part of the Arkoma basin which produces gas from the lower Atoka Spiro sand. However, this field is also capable of producing gas in large quantities from sands of lower-upper Atoka (Fan-shaw sand) and upper-middle Atoka (Red Oak and Panola sands).
Not only is the Red Oak-Norris Gas field the largest single gas producing field in areal extent and reserves discovered in the deeper part of the Arkoma basin to date, but it is believed that it is also the most complexly faulted. Overthrust faulting from the south as well as normal down-to-the-north faulting are in evidence. Considerably more is to be learned concerning the geology of this field as continued development progresses along the north flank. Additional subsurface control is needed in this area in order to fully evaluate the areal extent of the Fanshaw, Red Oak, Panola and Spiro sands. Difficulty has already been encountered in making sand depositional studies along this flank which can only be ascertained by the drilling of additional wells.
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1 Midwest Oil, Fort Worth
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