West Campbell Field, Anadarko Basin

General Setting

The West Campbell Gas Field is located in the Anadarko Basin within northwestern Oklahoma, presenting as a typical example of the Hunton Group (Silurian-Devonian) stratigraphic trap in the area. A lens of porous and permeable lens of dolomite produces gas among the comparably denser surrounding limestone which forms a seal bordering the low areas (Harvey, 1972). There are several trends of dolomite running parallel to the past Hunton shoreline (Harvey, 1972), which could be explored for carbon dioxide injection.  The upper dolomite facies form a scalloped band with variances attributed to sea level fluctuation which caused drapes around the noses of the underlying Sylvan Shale. Nearly all of the hydrocarbon accumulations can be found within these draped noses (Harvey, 1972). These breeched dolomite “pod” thicknesses should be investigated with structure contour maps for accurate estimation (Harvey, 1968) which will inform carbon dioxide storage capacity. A more complete discussion of the origin of the dolomites, and the general geologic and depositional history of the formation are described in Harvey (1972).

 

References

Harvey, R. 1968. The West Campbell field—Key to unlock the Hunton: Shale Shaker, v. 18, no. 9, p. 183-195.

Harvey, R.L. 1972. "West Campbell (Northeast Cedardale) Gas Field, Major County, Oklahoma", Stratigraphic Oil and Gas Fields—Classification, Exploration Methods, and Case Histories, Robert E. King. doi: 10.1306/M16371C43.

 

Prepared by Emily Moskal, 2020.

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