Class II Underground Injection Control Well Data for 2010–2013 by
Geologic Zones of Completion, Oklahoma
Open-File Report (OF1-2014)
Kyle E. Murray

OF1-2014 pdf

The newest Open-File Report by OGS Geohydrologist Kyle E. Murray examines control well data for 2010 to 2013 by zones of completion for Oklahoma underground Injection wells. Water management in Oklahoma has become an important issue not only because of recurring droughts and increased water demand, but because large volumes of saltwater are being co-produced with oil and gas and must be properly managed.

Concurrent with higher annual statewide petroleum production is a higher annual statewide co-production of water. The objectives of this research were to compile and summarize water (e.g., brackish or saltwater) injection volumes and wellhead injection pressures for Class II UIC wells in Oklahoma by geologic completion zone, examine spatial and temporal trends for subsurface injection from 2010–2013, and map annual seismic activity from 2010– 2013.

OF1-2014 pdf

Guidebook 38: Igneous and Tectonic History
of the Southern Oklahoma Aulacogen

The Survey's newest publication is a 405-page study of some of Oklahoma's most exciting geology!

OGS Guidebook 38, is the latest release in the OGS publication series.  The publication represents a major effort for the OGS and Dr. Neil Suneson, who edited the volume.  This 405-page book measures 1 in. thick and is printed on high-quality paper in a large format that allows ample room for good-sized color photos and illustrations.   The price of the book is $35.

More Information and to order:

NEW PUBLICATION

The Wichita Mountains in Oklahoma: Their Story Through Time

OGS Guidebook 39

Dr. M. Charles Gilbert's new publication has been released by the Survey as Guidebook 39.  The 44-page book includes many great photographs of the area, GPS locations and stop descriptions for 15 stops, a geologic time scale, an outline of the igneous stratigraphy, a guide to minerals and rocks, simplified stratigraphic column, and an introduction and summary that give readers a thorough background on the geologic history of the mountains and their surroundings.

Dr. Gilbert has spent many years working in the Wichitas and his enthusiasm for them is evident in this publication.  He intended the book to be useful to the general public as well as to beginning geologists, students, and professional geologists.  He also helped in a project, mentioned below, to place new informational signs on hiking trails in the area.  It is a popular spot for recreational use, and this book and the signs are welcome additions for the many visitors that enjoy the area.

Guidebook 39 is available for $10.

 

national

fossil day

october 15

More information at:

NFD Website

 

Download an OGS educational publication about fossils and get more dot-to-dot puzzles by clicking here!

 

 

 

Petrified Wood in Oklahoma by Neil Suneson
Available here

 

Non-Technical Guidebooks to Oklahoma Geology Available for Download

Seven guidebooks suitable for non-technical use are available for free download at http://www.ogs.ou.edu/pubs.php. Just scroll down on that page and you will see them listed in yellow boxes as Open-File Reports. The guidebooks are part of the Survey's Open-File Report series and are unedited, author-prepared field-trip guides by OGS Geologist Neil Suneson and others.

These guidebooks were compiled for field trips for various groups and have not been made available on this website before now. The reports cover the Broken Bow uplift, southwestern Ozark uplift, Ardmore basin and Lake Murray State Park, Gulf Coastal Plain in Marshall County, Gypsum Hills, Black Mesa, and the Tallgrass Prairie Preserve in Osage County.

The reports contain a lot of useful information and can make for a fun trip to these Oklahoma geology sites. Have fun on a field trip!

 

Report feeling an earthquake to Oklahoma Geological Survey

Oklahoma Earthquakes

7/11/13