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PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS FIELDS IN WYOMING
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6 5 4
12 7 8 9
13 18 17 16
WELL STATUS, I-I-57
* OIL WELL, DAKOTA
-k DRY HOLE
FIGURE 31.-Map of Burke Ranch Field, Natrone County, Wyo.
The unit plan for developing and operating
the Burke Ranch field was approved by the
Secretary of the Interior on September 6,
BYRON AND SOUTH BYRON
The Byron field (fig. 32) is in the center of
the eastern half of T. 56 N., R. 97 W., Big
Horn County, about 2 miles northeast of the
Garland field. The name "Byron" was used
originally in referring to the present Garland
field. The Byron structure is a faulted anti-
cline, the Cody shale being exposed at the
crest. The outcropping Mesaverde sandstones
on the sides of the structure indicate dips of
150 to 18 on the northeast flank and 8 to 100
on the southwest flank. The closure, as deter-
mined by the syncline between the Byron and
Garland structures, is about 1,000 feet. The
elevation along the river is about 3,920 feet;
in the center of the field, 4,000 to 4,100 feet;
and on the rimrocks to the northwest, 4,200 to
The field was discovered in 1918, when a gas
well in the NE1/4NE1/4 sec. 22 was brought in
from the Torchlight or upper sand in the
Frontier formation at 2,430 to 2,460 feet.
Later two other gas wells were completed in
this sand. The initial open-flow volume of
the gas wells ranged from 1.5 to 15 million
cubic feet, and the initial shut-in wellhead
pressure was about 1,000 p.s.i. In 1929 oil
was discovered in the Sundance formation at
4,209 to 4,240 feet in a well in the NE1/4 sec. 23.
The initial daily production of the discovery
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