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Analysis of sedimentary facies and petrofacies of lower Morrowan-upper Chesterian sandstones, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma

Proceedings of a symposium held April 5-6, 1988, at Norman, Oklahoma; cosponsored by the Oklahoma Geological Survey and the U.S. Geological Survey
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Abstract

Three major lithofacies have been identified within the Morrow (Pennsylvanian) and Springer (Pennsylvanian-Mississippian) units, in core from 30 drill holes ranging from the Oklahoma Panhandle to the southwestern portion of the Anadarko basin. The study included inspection of ~6,500 ft of core, examination of ~100 thin sections, and a scanning-electron-microscope study of butts of the material used for thin-section preparation. The lithofacies identified are (1) fluvial-influenced coastal, which includes the deltaic facies described by Swanson (1979), (2) tidal-influenced nearshore, and (3) mixed, which shows mixed tidal and nontidal marine influence. Our interpretation is supported by the investigations of Moore (1979), Haiduk (1987), and Swanson (1979). The fluvial-influenced coastal facies is restricted to the northwestern (Panhandle) portion of the Anadarko basin.

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Publication type:
Book chapter
Publication Subtype:
Book Chapter
Title:
Analysis of sedimentary facies and petrofacies of lower Morrowan-upper Chesterian sandstones, Anadarko Basin, Oklahoma
Series number:
90
Year Published:
1989
Language:
English
Publisher:
Oklahoma Geological Survey
Publisher location:
Norman, OK
Description:
3 p.
Larger Work Type:
Report
Larger Work Subtype:
Other Government Series
Larger Work Title:
Anadarko Basin symposium, 1988 (Circular 90)
First page:
236
Last page:
238
Country:
United States
State:
Oklahoma
Other Geospatial:
Anadarko Basin