Petroleum and Natural Gas Fields in Wyoming Page: 19
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REVIEW OF. OIL AND GAS FIELDS
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WELL STATUS, 1-1-57
* OIL WELL, FRONTIER
- DRY HOLE
FIGURE 10.-Map of Bates Creek Field, Natrona County, Wyo.
(Adapted from Federal Geological Survey map.)
on February 21, 1958. Production for 1956
was 6,859 barrels of oil. Cumulative oil pro-
duction through 1956 was 38,883 barrels.
The oil from the field is trucked to Casper,
BAXTER BASIN (NORTH, MIDDLE,
The Baxter Basin gasfielLds are developed on
the crest of the Rock Springs anticlinal uplift
in Sweetwater County. The escarpments of
the Mesaverde formation,, which are nearly
continuous on this uplift, are 10 to 12 miles
apart across the structure and about 40 miles
apart north and south. The oldest rocks ex-
posed in the central area represent the upper
part of the Baxter shale, of Upper Cretaceous
age, and consist of gray, drab marine shale
with a few thin beds of sandstone, limestone,
and concretions. At the south end of the Mid-
dle Baxter Basin field is Aspen Mountain, a
prominent erosion remnant on the crest of the
uplift, which serves as a landmark in the area.
The Baxter Basin gasfields occur at local,
severely faulted "highs." The North field is
about 1,200 feet lower structurally than the
Deep tests have been drilled in all three
fields to the Weber sandstone. The following
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