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Arbuckle Group, Oklahoma (06)

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Comments on Geologic Parameters

06 Continuity:

"The tendency for liquids to freely migrate within this aquifer (no lateral seals) makes it unsuitable for the disposal of extremely toxic wastes" (Puckette, 1996, p. 158). The recharge area for the Arbuckle Group includes the Arbuckle Mountains of southern Oklahoma (Henry, 1991) and the Ozark Plateau of Arkansas and Missouri. Karst permeability can be very complex and would require detailed site-specific study. We digitized a map of faults and zero contours on the Arbuckle Group.

06 Map:


06 Reference:

Henry, M. E., 1991, Subsurface structure map of the Arbuckle Group, south-central Oklahoma, in Johnson, K. S., ed., Late Cambrian-Ordovician geology of the southern Midcontinent, 1989 Symposium: Oklahoma Geological Survey, Circular 92, p. 218–219.

Puckette, J. O., 1996, Evaluation of underpressured reservoirs as potential repositories for liquid waste: Oklahoma State University, Ph.D. dissertation, 274 p.


Arbuckle Group Parameters
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Formation by parameter
01 Depth
02 Permeability/hydraulic conductivity
03 Formation thickness
04 Net sand thickness
05 Percent shale
06 Continuity
07 Top seal thickness
08 Continuity of top seal
09 Hydrocarbon production
10 Fluid residence time
11 Flow direction
12a CO2 solubility brine: formation temperature
12b CO2 solubility brine: formation pressure
12c CO2 solubility brine: formation water salinity
13 Rock/water interaction
14 Porosity
15 Water chemistry
16 Rock mineralogy

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