Lithologic subsurface correlation in the "Bend series" of north-central Texas

Professional Paper 129-A



This paper presents the results of an attempt to obtain, by a study of well drillings, criteria for correlation, by the character of the beds encountered, of horizons in the "Bend series" of north-central Texas.  The result of the work most directly applicable to the needs of the oil-well operator is that of enabling him to know more exactly the position of the producing beds in his well- a result that is of particular value in north-central Texas because certain beds in that region which give no show of oil to the drill may on being "shot" yield considerable oil.  To know the part of the stratigraphic section reached by the drill at any stage of the boring also enables the driller to be on the alert for indications of oil at horizons where productive sands are encountaered in other wells and to know when the drill has passed all horizons at which the beds are likely to yield oil.

Publication type Report
Publication Subtype USGS Numbered Series
Title Lithologic subsurface correlation in the "Bend series" of north-central Texas
Series title Professional Paper
Series number 129
Chapter A
DOI 10.3133/pp129A
Year Published 1922
Language English
Publisher U.S. Government Printing Office
Publisher location Washington, D.C.
Description 22 p.
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