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PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS FIELDS IN WYOMING
In February 1958, 3 wells in the Tensleep
were producing about 200 barrels of oil and
4,600 barrels of water daily. The one well
completed in the Crow Mountain was produc-
ing 1 barrel of oil and considerable water
daily. Production reported from the field was
7,700 barrels in 1931, 2,278 barrels in 1932,
and 26,262 barrels of oil in 1956. The oil is
hauled from the field to Casper by truck.
SOUTH CASPER CREEK
The South Casper Creek oilfield (fig. 35) is
in secs. 2 and 3, T. 33 N., R. 83 W., and secs.
33 and 34, T. 34 N., R. 83 W., Natrona County.
It is situated on an anticline having a struc-
tural high on each end and lying along the
Pine Mountain-Oil Mountain fold. Many
geologists use this tectonic feature to separate
the Wind River and Powder River Basins.
The high on the north end of the anticline has
about 100 feet of independent closure and that
on the south end 150 feet. About 200 feet of
closure separates the anticline from the Poison
Spider dome to the southeast. The Wall
Creek sandstone escarpment surrounding the
anticline dips 150 to 200 on the southwest flank
and 18 to 250 on the northeast flank. The
Third Wall Creek sand of the Frontier for-
mation is exposed on the surface at an eleva-
R. 83 W.
* OIL WELL, TENSLEEP
GAS WELL, SUNDANCE
GAS WELL, ABANDONED
- DRY HOLE
+ DRY HOLE, SHOW OF OIL
* DRY HOLE, SHOW OF OIL & GAS
ow WATER WELL T.
CONTOURS ARE DRAWN ON TOP OF SUNDANCE SAND
DATUM IS MEAN SEA LEVEL
GEOLOGY BY W.W. BOYER
FIGURE 35.-Structure-Contour Map of South Casper Creek Field, Natrona County, Wyo.
(Adapted from Bureau of Mines Bulletin 418.)
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