The Hartshorne play in southeastern Oklahoma: regional and detailed sandstone reservoir analysis and coal-bed methane resources

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The Hartshorne (pronounced Harts' -horn) Formation was first named in 1899 by Tafffrom exposures of coal, sandstone, and shale near the town of Hartshorne, Oklahoma. This area gained attention geologically before statehood because of widespread coal deposits that were mined within parts of the Hartshorne Kiowa syncline, which trends just north ofthe city of Hartshorne. Taff did not designate a type section in this area, even though the Hartshorne Formation is considerably thicker here than in all other places along the outcrop belt This may be for the best, as there are much better exposures of the Hartshorne Formation elsewhere in the Arkoma basin.

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  • critical issues, database publication, coal, oil and gas, oklahoma