A case history of the East Hardy Unit, Mississippian Highway 60 Trend, Osage County, OK
A Case History of the East Hardy Unit, Mississippian Highway 60 Trend, Osage County, Oklahoma Abstract: The Highway 60 Trend derives its name from the fact that the trend lies in and along the route of U.S. Highway 60 that runs west from Pawhuska to the western edge of Osage County. The trend produces from numerous horizons within the section but is most widely known for the production obtained from the well defined stratigraphic pinch-out of the upper Mississippian trioplitic facies that has been historically called ‘chat’. The East Hardy Unit consists of portions of sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 9, 10 and 11-25N-3E. Earliest drilling activity along this trend occurred before 1920 and has continued until present day. Throughout the years, industry's constant push to develop new techniques in exploration and development has served the Highway 60 Trend well. This paper serves to document the development of the acreage over time and outlines the methods and reasons for the constant push to understand the complex Mississippian reservoirs through the use of advancing technologies.
AAPG Datapages/Search and Discovery Article #90221 © 2015 Mid-Continent Section, Tulsa, Oklahoma, October 4-6, 2015