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Title: Oil and gas activities in Florida, 1967
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Creator: Babcock, Clarence L ( Clarence Lloyd ), 1904-
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STATE OF FLORIDA
DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES








BUREAU OF GEOLOGY
Robert O. Vernon,Chief






INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 63





OIL AND GAS ACTIVITIES IN FLORIDA, 1967





By
Clarence Babcock





Printed by
BUREAU OF GEOLOGY
DIVISION OF INTERIOR RESOURCES
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF NATURAL RESOURCES


Tallahassee
1970








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Completed manuscript received
May 22, 1969
Printed by the
Florida Department of Natural Resources
Division of Interior Resources
Bureau of Geology
Tallahassee









CONTENTS

Page
Production ; .. . . . . . .. . . .. 1
Sunoco-Felda oil field ......... ...... .. .. ... ...... 1
Sunniland oil field .. ..... .... .... .... .. ............. 1
Exploration . . . .. . .. .. .. . .. 7
Exploratory drilling ..... ... .......... .......... ........ 7
Geophysical activity .................. ......... ..... 7
Land . . . . . . . ... . . 10
Pipeline facilities . . . . . . . . .. 10
Rules and regulations ................................. 13
Bibliography . .. .. .. .. ... ... .. . .. 15
Appendix ................. .. ... ............... 17
Well data sheets, 1967 ................. ......... .. .... 18

ILLUSTRATIONS
Figure Page
1 Florida petroleum exploration and production, 1967 . . . 2
2 Structure map on top of the Sunniland Limestone, Sunoco-Felda field, Hendry and
Collier counties, Florida . . . . . . . 3
3 Section A-A', depicting the character of the Sunniland Limestone marker,
Sunoco-Felda field, Hendry and Collier counties, Florida . . 4
4 Structure map on top of the Sunniland Limestone marker, Sunniland field, Collier
County, Florida .. ..... . .... ...... .......... 6
5 Florida offshore geophysical permits, 1967 . . . ... facing page 8
6 State acreage, located offshore from northwestern Florida, made available for leasing,
March, 1967 .. ....... .... .......................11
7 Map showing the location of the Sunniland Pipeline Company oil transmission lines 12

TABLES
Table Page
1 Monthly and cumulative oil production, Sunoco-Felda field, 1964-1967,
inclusive . . ... . . . . .. . 5
2 Monthly and cumulative oil production, Sunniland field, 1961-1967, inclusive .. 8
3 Exploratory footage for 1967 .... ....... ................. 9









OIL AND GAS ACTIVITIES IN FLORIDA, 1967
by
Clarence Babcock
PRODUCTION
SUNOCO-FELDA OIL FIELD
The Sunoco-Felda oil field as shown in figure 1, is the newer of Florida's two
currently producing fields. It was discovered by the Sun Oil Company on
October 9, 1964, and is located in Hendry and Collier counties of southern
Florida. The structural configuration of the field is shown on figure 2; the
character on representative induction-electrical logs of the marker contoured is
depicted on figure 3, a cross section. As of December 31, 1967 this field
contains 26 producing wells drilled on 160-acre spacing, and it appears that nine
dry holes have mostly defined the limits of the field. In 1967 there was no field
drilling.
It is possible that additional fields are present along a northwest-southeast
trend of which the Sunoco-Felda field is a part. At the present time there is
insufficient control to definitely determine if the Sun, No. 1 Red Cattle
Company "B" well located 3/ miles northwest of the main part of the
Sunoco-Felda field, and completed August 2, 1966 with an initial production of
56 BOPD, is an extension of the original field, or is a new field discovery.
The Sunoco-Felda field produces on pump from the microfossiliferous
(miliolitic) limestone of the Roberts zone, which is reached at a depth of about
11,460 feet, and which occurs about 60 feet below the top of the Sunniland
Limestone of Lower Cretaceous (Trinity) age. A large percentage of salt water is
yielded by up-gradient producing wells to the north, where the porosity of the
Roberts zone is reported by the operator to be poor. Woodson R. Oglesby
(1967, p. 278) has suggested that hydrodynamic factors may have contributed
to the oil accumulation in the Sunoco-Felda field.
The yield of the better wells of the field ranges from about 230 to 285 BOPD,
with 19 and 11 percent, respectively, of the total fluid recovery being salt water.
The gravity of this oil is about 24 degrees API. Table 1 shows monthly and
cumulative oil production from the field for the four-year period, 1964-1967,
inclusive. In association with the 1967 production of 982,807 barrels of oil
(table 1), the field also produced 1,184,055 barrels of salt water, which was 55
percent of the total fluid yield.
SUNNILAND OIL FIELD
The Sunniland oil field (fig. 1), discovered in 1943 and operated by the
Humble Oil and Refining Company, is located in Collier County, and about 18
miles south of the Sunoco-Felda field. The structural configuration of the field is
shown on figure 4. The short-lived Forty Mile Bend field is the only additional
discovery of a field similar to the Sunniland field.






BUREAU OF GEOLOGY


POLLARD FIELD
Escambia County, Alabama
Discovered January, 1952
Cumulative production to Dec. 31,1965
9,348378 barrels


TENSAW LAKE FIELD
Bdakwin Conty, Alobana
Discovered by Lee state.
Na t Smith well completed
Nw 16.1965 in the fbtuy sand
SOn the initial production tests
through perfrations at
8,382- 87 Rowed 20
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S Rank exploratory wells
dniled durin 1967 (dl
plugged and abandoned)


SUNOCO-FELDA FIELD
Discovered October 9,1964
Cumulative production to Dec. 31,1967
2,685,931 barrels


S -SUNNILAND FIELD
Discovered September 26,1943
Cumulatie production to December 311967
10,513,258 barrels


FORTY-MILE BEND FIELD
Discovered: February 26,1954
Abandoned Sepember,1955


N Exploratory drilling In 1967
i hown inTble 3. Dataheet|
Ifr wlls drid are thrown in Appendix


Figure 1. Florida petroleum exploration and production, 1967.





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Figure 2. Structure map on top of the Sunniland Limestone, Sunoco-Feldafield, Hendry and Collier counties, Florida.






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SUN OIL Co. SUN OIL Co.
No, 10,3,e1d CattleCo, No. 3,4, 1unocoFlda Unit
D.FElev, 52 Feet D,F.Elev,40 Feet
*-- ----- ----- ,6 Miles --------------," o,, ,__


*These picks are facilitated by control
NOTE. LUoin of hiS ..c.f i.. F.a 2 from gamma ray logs


Figure 3. Section A-A', depicting the character of the Sunniland Limestone marker, Sunoco-Felda field, Hendry and Collier counties, Florida.




Table 1. Monthly and cumulative oil production, Sunoco-Felda field,
1964-1967, inclusive.
Barrels
Month 1964 1965 1966 1967


Cumulative total,
proceeding year
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Annual Total
Cumulative total,
as of Dec. 31


Field
discovered
Oct. 9, 1964


2,202
7,322
9,698

19,222


19,222


19,222
11,323
12,358
21,029
28,654
45,076
56,418
64,327
72,256
77,646
103,047
97,520
97,342

686,996


706,218


706,218
92,166
87,935
94,935
88,100
82,397
79,879
81,718
79,776
73,670
76,327
76,696
83,307

996,906


1,703,124


1,703,124
89,463
80,077
88,105
86,414
86,933
84,032
87,264
80,995
78,436
78,468
73,517
69,103

982,807


2,685,931














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EXPLANATION 1 G~,, e

The Humble,No.25 Gulf 0
Coast Realties Corp. 0 ,,
completed in upper'_" 1 \\
zone of the Sunniland 9\ 8
Limestone (I.P. of 62 \ 0.3or, 0
BORD in 368 barrels d 9, I 0
of fluid.) -0
Producing well
New producing well l S
(Completed 1962-1965,incl.) secs.2 c .
Old producing well deepened
(Re-completed, 19631 22
XAbandoned producer swoConverted to disposal well '-,s o "4G .54e -nCor
-Plugged and abandoned (initially) *20 Well number
x Permitted location forthe Humble, -115sa Datum below sea level
No.26 Gulf Coast Realties Corp., Cont inte l
to be drilled in early 1969 Contour iterval 10 feet


Figure 4. Structure map on top of the Sunniland Limestone marker, Sunniland field, Collier County, Florida.






INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 63


Production in the field is obtained from calcareous rock containing mostly
disoriented macrofossils (rudistids) which is reached at a depth of about 11,500
feet. The trap is a gentle anticline associated with a biostromal reef. Productive
zones begin at the top of the Sunniland Limestone and extend to a depth of
about 65 to 75 feet lower in the section; the lowermost of these zones is
correlative with the productive Roberts zone of the Sunoco-Felda field.
Production from the better wells in the Sunniland field ranges from about 180
to 220 BOPD, with 27 and 37 percent, respectively, of the total fluid recovery
being salt water. The gravity of this oil ranges from 19 to 26 degrees API. Table
2 shows monthly and cumulative oil production from the field for the seven-year
period, 1961-1967, inclusive. Along with the 1967 production of 585,374
barrels of oil (table 2), the field also produced 1,646,215 barrels of salt water,
which is 74 percent of the total fluid yield.
It is significant that the oil production in the years following 1961 increased
markedly over the 1961 figure (table 2). This reflects the opening to production,
beginning in 1962, of deeper zones (C2 and D) of the field in a total of nine
wells (fig.4). The bottom of zone D is only about 65 to 75 feet below the top of
the Sunniland producing interval.
At this time it is thought that 30 million barrels of oil probably is a reasonable
figure for the initially recoverable reserves of the field.
Humble has completed drilling operations on their No. 25 Gulf Coast Realties
Corporation well, which is the only field test drilled in 1967. This well is located
near the northeastern edge of the field. On December 15, 1967 an
induction-electrical log was recorded for this hole, and it has been released by
the company. The structural contours of the field, as shown in figure 4, have
been revised to reflect this additional control. It will be noted that the No. 25
well has a rather favorable structural elevation. As of the end of the year, the
operator was conducting testing operations to determine the productivity of this
well. Since this is an edge location, it is possible that the relatively favorable
structural elevation will not be a guarantee that the parts of the Sunniland
producing interval with a strong water drive will produce.
EXPLORATION
EXPLORATORY DRILLING

As recapitulated in table 3, a footage of 98,432 feet was drilled in 11
exploratory tests in 1967, including an outpost well to the abandoned Forty
Mile Bend field. All of these wells have been plugged and abandoned. Well data
sheets for these test are presented in appendix 1.
GEOPHYSICAL ACTIVITY
The interest in Florida offshore geophysical activity which began in 1964
continues to the present time. In 1967, as shown by figure 5, a total of 23
permits were issued to 8 major oil companies and 2 independents for offshore
geophysical work. Work permitted was: 15 non-conventional seismic surveys








Table 2. MoAt y ad cumulative oil production, SuiaiJad fird, 1961 1967, iltudve,



Month 1961 1962 1963 1964 1965 1966 1967


Cumulative total,
prceedins year
January
Febwry
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December

Annual total
Cumulative total
as of Dec. 31


6,495,456 6,869,696
33,324 38,584
29,977 33,002
32,093 36,866
29,513 36,082
30,550 33,341
29,359 32,218
30,195 34,042
30,400 35,074
31,718 34,067
28,520 34,972
30,719 30,570
37,872 35,855

374.240 414,673


6,869,696 7,284,369


7,284,369 7,748,011 8,348,697 9,125,916
32,756 38,270 66,252 83,533
36,365 34,807 60,881 72,703
39,211 36,285 58,950 76,410
38,539 33,785 60,323 72,022
41,631 41,116 63,879 71,173
40,927 46,911 62,209 66,597
39,965 56,766 58528 65,540
39,729 56,872 60,163 63,784
36,291 53,552 61,064 57,427
40,169 64,174 72,492 61,159
39,057 68,849 68,500 55,624
39,002 69,299 83,978 55,996

463,642 600,686 777,219 801,968


7,748,011 8,348,697 9,125,916 9.927,884


9,927,884
56,138
48,766
53,733
50,845
50,394
50,276
50,439
49,196
44.525
47,569
42,780
40,713

585,374


10,513,258


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iT'o 10. TIMATaE TYPE PERMITTED
S -PERICO SURVEY (CLIENT)


on tn 0-JulylC,'67 LOFES Mabil Oil Corp.
,a c..3S> 6 (Self)

I REFLECTION,
Wit Explosive
38 i Jont- IJuly C Ch Is Mobil Oil Corp.
..r C. 7 C iT-Mat 330,67 7- (Self)
~GC- This gernr is an alternate for Permit 37 in the
eren it should be necessary to use explosives.


i39 : 9--ai t a SPARKER and Shell Oil Co.
S3 =*rAi At i GE- P L SSI CALI Self)
N 1 r Amlr--t RESEAC
: .-smi. Aw. 1'67

10 toar9-Anril & SPARKER an1 Shell Oil Co.
Ma S E^AdAanl1 GEPa-3 YSCAL (Self)
; RESEARCIJ
Samajl. 4nril 13,'67

'oar s Caoy) REFLECTO, Geophysical Service Inc.
CL v! 7 W xpvit sn?
.e 2'., 3 Ca7 r. 26.'57 CHARES (Texaco, Inc.)


42 omar. 2-IMay22 R IndependentExploration
GRi ITY Co. of Texas
*...... [ (Humble Oil)



43 Aa-' -- ug.. SPARKER Humble Oil
h .*74,5-7 GRAVtTY and (Self)
maI G;EMETMEER Contrqctor,Geoph.Assoc.
International Inc.


44 A o t29-Moay2O NCN-E1XPLOSI1O0 Western Geophysical Co.
*ar2. "' a-mrt.lolay.' 67 REFLECTION (Humble Oil)


4 3nr3l y'C~'67, Velocity survey t CenturyGeophysical Ca.
M 1- T' 1 thelobit Na.l (Mobil Oil Corp.)
S. Lse.224-swell

46 imV95-JulyI EXPERIMENTAL Geophysical ServiceInc.
REFLECTIO C
7. '-S C, '.July ,4, A67UM (Chevron)


4T Junet- auf GAS Shell Oil Co.
SW' 5574 EXPODER (Self)

(It
4a JuneIC-Junel2 REFLECTION Geophysical Service Inc.
ana.s87ltelnam yPasaE ned t S (TexacoInc.)


u Jane2C-Oec3c0 F Southwest Geophysical
Sji ;t postpaoned GRAiTYn Exlaration Surveys,Inc.


88s 87'" B6 85' 84' 8E3 8 81* a




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SWAKUA A ANNEE A Io



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PERMIT No.39 f o' )S '
rETlS H ERNANDO -


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PERMITNE.MTTPERNoE



PERMIT No. "ESTIMATED" TYPE PERMITTED A !
and PERIOD SURVEY (CLIENT)
(DATE)


50 Aug.l-Sept.29 EPStNh11 Western Geophysical Co.
(Aug.2,'67) CHARGES (Esso Production
alan Research Co.)
ECHO SOUNDER



51 Sept.30-Nov.30 Mobil Oil Corp. e3. 8 e81 80o
(Sept.l467) (Self)
REFLECTION es o 5 o 50 Io oa
Axew 525.OI


(1)
52 Sept.27-Nov.27 ,. i Mobil Oil Corp.
(Sept.21;67) REFLECTION (Self)


PERMIT No. "ESTIMATED" TYPE PERMITTED
and
(DATE) PERIOD SURVEY (CLIENT)

53 Velocity surveyat Mobil Oil Corp-
(Oct. 17,1967) Oct.20- Dec.31 the Mobil,No.l-A (Self)
St.Leose,224-A Contractor: Century
Form A well Geophysical Co.

54 1 Shell Oil Co.
(Oct.24,1967) 2-v. v.30 SPARKER (Self)


55 Nov.25:67-Jan.15 VIBROSEIS Ray Geophysical Div.,
(Nov. 15, 1967) 1968 o-o- Mandrel Industriesinc
(I)
56 Nov.15--Dec.l VIBROSEIS Roy Geophysical Div,
(Nov. 15,1967) ci M I Mandrel Industries Inc.

57 Nov.30,'67- sARK ad Shell Oil Co.
(Nov. 28,1967) Jan.4,'68 I w C f (Self)

O58 ec.I,67 I S Olympic Geophysical
(Nov.29,1967) Jan.30,'68 (Continental Oil)

59 Dec.1, '67 68 [ SeismographService C
(Nov.29,1967) Feb.28,68T ^ EI "(Gulf Oil Corp.)

60 Jan.1 ,'68 NON-EXPLSION Mobil Oil Corp.
(Dec..1,967) April30,'68 REFLECTION (Self)

FOOTNOTE
(I) These permits authorized single seismic lines. It is the policy of the Division of Geology
to describe the location of such lines in generalterms, rather than by plotting them.
The descriptions are:
PERMIT GENERAL LOCATION and DESCRIPTION of OFFSHORE SEISMIC LINES

43 Five lines, 100,205,265,340 and 365 miles long,respectively, surveying the
Federal water bottoms offshore from various ports of the east coast, traversing the
continental platform,and the Blake plateau, escarpment and basin.

44 Two lines, each about 25 miles long, located in Federal waters approximately
50 miles seaward of Manatee County.

48 One line approximately 30 miles long, locatedin State and Federal waters
(Postponed) offshore from Levy County.

52 One line approximately 30 miles long,located in State waters paralleling
the coastline of Charlotte and Lee Counties.


56 Four lines.Three in State and Federal waters seaward off St.Johns County(65 miles long),
Volusia County (50 miles long), Brevard County (45 miles long). One line intersecting in
Federal waters (190 miles long).


Figure 5. Florida offshore geophysical permits, 1967.


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Table 2. o Mao y a4 curula4 v oil production, Surniland frd. 11-967, incluive, oo





TABLE 3. EXPORATORY FOOTAGE FOR 167. TOTAL: 9J2 FEET.


Coumly Company

A). WILDCAT WELLS

Charlolte Mobil Oil Corp.

Charlotte Mobil Oil Corp.
Offshore

Citrus Mobil Oi Corp.
Offshore

Collier Chambers, Kennedy


Collier






Collier


and Hibbers

Humble Oil






McCulloch Oil
Corp. of Calif.


Hernando Thayer-Davis

HerMando Thayer-Davis


Levy
Offshore


Mobil Oil Corp.


vell
No. Landowner


*New-Field Total
Wildcat *Offset Exploratory
We1s Wells Footage


I Babcock Ranch ""A" 1Z,500

1 Fla. State Lease 12.931
224-B

I-A Fla. Slate Lrease 6.04
224-A. Farm A

I Anchor Invesltment I1,757
Corp.

I Price-lmprovremaent 2. 925






I Collier Developmvent 13l.BI0
Corp.


9.414M

,t,. ZBl


4.7135


Fla. Stte Leaser
.124-A, Farm B


Santa Rosa Young Oil Co. I Thomas 6 610
TOTAL WILDCAT WELL FOOTAGE ........ i .

B). OUTPOST WELL (to abandoned Forly Mile fBen field)


86.0 22


Dade RK Petroleumr Co. Fla. State Lease tl.SlO


TOTAL OUTPOST WELL FOOTAGE .................. 1.SSU 11.511

TOTAL EXPLORATORY WELL FOOTAGE. l .? ................ *6,43

*Classification when driilinp commenced. This classification follows paddelinens rom Labee, Frrederilh H.


A. Com

Resuals Comments


P & A Sllght oil show in tight
Sinoilaid limestone
P & A Permlted depth. 17,000


P & A Primarily a Tascaloosa
lest

P & A Show in rather chalky
section af lte Opper
Samnilaid limestone,
Testing 11.573-11, 5751t
Sunniland Planned as SMailalnd
limestone limestone and deeper
Cretaceoa Iest. Set
Sil" casing in 12"' bole
at 12,305"

Temp. abd. Slight oil show in porosilt
is fairly hard calcare-
nile at 11.596" (Suanil-
and limestone. prob.
Roberts Cone).
P &A Tools lost

P & A Primarily a Tuscaloosa
test

P & A Primarily a Tuscaloosa
test

P & A Tuscaloosa test




P & A Cored shell reef. I1, 356-
.55" and II. 366-3781'
wilth good pertm. and
tlaI ina upper inserral,
Sannalaad limesnone.


4AAPG. 1944. vol. Z. table 1. p. 709)


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BUREAU OF GEOLOGY


(those which did not use dynamite as an energy source), 4 conventional seismic
surveys, 2 velocity surveys, and 12 gravity surveys. The bulk of this activity will
be in State and Federal waters offshore from the west coast of the State in the
Gulf of Mexico, though some will be in Atlantic water bottoms and mostly over
Federal acreage.
In 1967 there were 51 crew weeks of geophysical activity performed on the
Florida mainland, as follows: 24 in Collier County, 5 in Broward County, 5 in
Lee County, 4 in Charlotte County, 4 in Dade County, 4 in Hendry County, 4 in
Palm Beach County, and I in Santa Rosa County.
LAND
Offshore State leases in 1967 totaled 3,910,460 acres, all under lease to the
Coastal Petroleum Company and located offshore from the west coast of
Florida.
About 3.700.000 acres on the Florida mainland were held under oil and gas
lease during 1967; the corresponding figure for 1965 was 3,075,219 acres. Most
of this leased acreage is located in southern Florida, with 15 percent in Collier
County. It percent in Hendry County, and 9 percent in Palm Beach County.
Leases on this acreage were purchased by 10 major oil companies, with about 60
percent going to Humblc, 11 percent to Texaco, 10 percent to Amerada, and 8
percent to Sun.
In t963 about one million acres of the State's water bottoms offshore from
northwestern Florida and in Choctawhatchec Bay were restricted by the State
from oil and gas leasing at the request of the U.S. Defense Department as shown
on figure 6. This restriction was based upon the premise that offshore drilling in
these areas would interfere with testing delicate sound detection equipment, and
aLso hamper weapons testing. In March, 1967, after receiving the approval of the
Defense Department, the State re-opened to oil, gas and mineral leasing about
half of the originally restricted area. As shown on figure 6, all leasing restrictions
were removed from most of the area re-opened, but part of the re-opened area
remained subject to certain defense activity limitations in connection with
leasing.
PIPELINE FACILITIES
The oil tranmission lines (fig. 7) operated by the Sunniland Pipeline Company
transport about 4,100 barrels of oil a day over the 80-mile route from the
Sunoco-Felda and Sunniland fields to the terminal at Port Everglades. This
volume of crude is the equivalent of 30 oil transport truck loads. Use of the
pipeline has resulted in a saving of as much as 20 cents a barrel as compared with
movement by truck, thus reducing the transportation cost by more than half.
The facility actually consists of two pieces of welded joint steel pipe: a
six.inch diameter pipe from Sunoco-Felda to Andytown, and a four-inch pipe
from Sunniland to Port Everglades. The two pipes extend side-by-side from
Sunniland to Andytown, and over this distance they are "looped", or serve to
tandem. When the "looped" line narrows to the four-inch pipe at Andytown, the










































Figure 6. State acreage, located offshore from northwestern Florida, made available for leasing, March, 1967.













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Figure 7. Map showing the location of the Sunniland Pipeline Company oil transmission lines.





INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 63


oil continues eastward to the terminal at Port Everglades with increased pressure
and velocity. The design capacity of the system if the six-inch line were
extended all the way to the port would be 8,500 BOPD, which would
approximately double the present transmission capacity.
There are two booster stations along the line. The first, used in normal
operation, is between Sunniland and Andytown. The second, not used in normal
operation, is between Andytown and Port Everglades.
At Sunniland field the Sunoco-Felda and Sunniland crudes are commingled at
a pipeline junction box. When the oil reaches Port Everglades, it is reconsigned
to the original owners.
The pipelines have been factory-wrapped with a protective coating, and are
buried approximately 24 inches below ground. To prevent corrosion, cathodic
protection is provided by impressing a DC current into the lines at Sunniland
Junction, interceptor canal, and Andytown. The company utilized about 40
anodes across the conservation areas.
The pipelines have been field tested to a pressure of 1,000 psi, with an
operational maximum pressure limitation of 750 psi through the conservation
areas of the Central and Southern Florida Flood Control District. The lines
presently are being operated at about 450 psi, giving an approximate flow rate of
3.7 barrels per minute.
A volume-at-tcmpcraturc measuring system measures flow rates at Sunniland
Junction and Port Everglades, respectively. Any difference between these rates
becomes apparent by means of a telemetry system. The entire pipeline is
automatically shut down after 15/100 percent of the hourly flow rate, or 40
gallons, is lost; repair crews in swamp buggies and air boats can patch the line in
a matter of hours. The operation of the pipeline also is automatically
discontinued if a malfunction develops in either the measuring system, or the
telemetry system.
RULES AND REGULATIONS
In 1967 there were no changes in the legal code governing the conservation of
oil and gas in Florida. As an administrative action, however, the State required
that the Mobil Oil Corporation post a $500,000 bond to assure performance of
remedial action in the unlikely event that the beaches should be contaminated
during the drilling of three tests located offshore from the west coast of Florida.
Also, public concern for beach protection motivated the Department of Natural
Resources to assign an agent to witness the drilling of these wells.
The rules and regulations for drilling of oil wells in Florida, and administrative
oil and gas forms 1 thru 12, closely conform with the pattern suggested by the
Interstate Oil Compact Commission. This material can be obtained without
charge by writing to: Administrator, Oil and Gas Section, Bureau of Geology,
Department of Natural Resources, P.O. Drawer 631, Tallahassee, Florida 32302.








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BIBLIOGRAPHY
lahee, Fredric H.
1944 Classification of exploratory drilling for petroleum (part II, of classification of
exploratory drilling and statistics for 1943): Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists
Bull.,v. 28, no. 6, p. 701-711, 2 tables.
Oglesby, Woodson R.
1967 Gravity profile of the south Florida shelf, in Trans Gulf Coast Association of
Geological Societies (J.R. Sandidge, ed.), v. 17, p. 278-286.








INFORMATION CIRCULAR- NO. 63


APPENDIX I


WELL DATA SHEETS, 1967












CHARLOTTE COUNTY

Division
of Geology
Acquisition Locality Well Fee -Commenced
No, designation API No, r orator No, Name -Completed

W.8079 WCh-42S-27E-9 09.015.10001 Mobil Oil I Babcock -Dec. 10, 1966
aa Corp, Ranch "A" -Jan. 31, 1967

Location: Sec, 9, T42S, R27E (660 feet FW L and 660 feet FNL of the section)

Miscellaneous: This well was drilled on acreage farmed-out from the Gulf Oil Corporation, and the location
seismic and core drill programs


Total
Depth
((eet)

12,500


Elevation
(feet)

55 DF


was selected after performance


Subsurface record:
1. Plugged and abandoned

2. Casing program
20-inch at 110 feet
Set 13 3/8 inch at 1,185 feet with 790 sacks of cement
Set 9 5/8 inch at 3,711 feet with 250 sacks of cement

3. Plugging details
11,124- 11,324 feet, set 150 sacks of cement
3,611 3,811 feet, set 75 sacks of cement
1,556 1,775 feet, set 75 sacks of cement
The mud-laden fluid used below and between the plugs was 9-pound gel mud the viscosity of which was 40.

4. Logs: Induction-Electrical, 110-12,491 feet; Sonic-Gamma Ray, 110-12,484 feet; Formation Density, 8,000-12,466 feet.

5. Structural tops
Sunniland Limestone 11,130 (-11,076) feet

6. Conventional core at 11,185-11,213) feet. Contains slight show in tight limestone

7. DST: none


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CHARLOTTE COUNTY, OFFSHORE


Locality
designation


Well
API No. Operator No.


09-683-10014 Mobil Oil
Corp.


Fee
Name


Total
-Commenced Depth
-Completed (feet)


Fla. St. Lse. -March 21, 1967 12,931
224-B -May 12, 1967


Location: Latitude 260 50. 3 feet North; Longitude 82* 24. 3 feet West

Miscellaneous: The permitted depth for this well was 17, 000 feet


Subsurface record:
1.


Plugged and abandoned


2. Casing program
33-inch at 153 feet
Set 20-inch in 28-inch hole at 303 feet with 500 sacks of common cement
Set 13 3/8-inch in 17 1/2-inch hole at 1,387 feet with 775 sacks of common cement
Set 10 3/4-inch in 12 1/2-inch hole at 3, 971 feet with 200 sacks of common cement


Division
of Geology
Acquisition
No.


3. Plugging details
11,800 12,100 feet, set 150 sacks of cement
10,800 11,100 feet, set 150 sacks of cenient
3,877 4,077 feet, set 100 sacks of cement
100 200 feet, set 50 sacks of cement

4. Logs: Induction-Electrical, 303-12, 921 feet;. Compensated Formation Density, 8,.000-12, 921 feet; and
Borehole Compensated Sonic, with Caliper, 303-12,913 feet.

5. Conventional cores at 10, 930-10, 957 feet; 10,957-10,987 feet; 10,987-11,026 feet; and 12, 924-12, 931 feet.

6. DST: None


Elevation .
(feet)

21 DF

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CITRUS COUNTY, OFFSHORE

Division
of Geology Total
Acquiilion Locality Well Fee -Commenced Deplh Elevation
No, designation API No, Operator No, Name -Completed (feet) (feet)

W. 09.683-20001 Mobil Oil l-A Fla, St, Lee -Oct, 7, 1967 6,041 11 DF
Corp, 224.A -Nov. 27, 1967

Location: Latitude 28* 50'00" North; Longitude 82" 49'42" West. This is 5 690 05'59" W a distance of 46,752, 92 feet from USC and GS
"Mullet", and N 51S 55'14" W a distance of 35, 551 feet from USC and GS "Homosassa Point",

Subsurface record: I
1. Plugged and abandoned

2. Casing program
Set 13 3/8-inch in 17 1/2-inch hole at. 112 feet with 170 sacks of common cement with 2% CaC12
Set 9 5/8-inch in 12 1/4-inch hole at 1, 198 feet with 230 sacks of common cement plus 16% gel, 2% CaClLZ
and 1/4-pound flocele. This was followed by 100 sacks of common cement, with 1/4-pound flocele.

3. Plugging details 0
1155-1288 feet, set 50 sacks of cement
60- 193 feet, set 50 sacks of cement
Left top of 9 5/8-inch and 13 3/8-inch casing strings 10 feet below the mud line

4. Logs: Induction-Electrical, 1206-6020 feet; Borehole Compensated Sonic, 1206-6032 feet; Sidewall Newtron
Porosity, 20-6035 feet.

5. Conventional core at 6,030-6,041 feet










Division
.of Geology
Acquisition
No.


Locality
designation


API No.


COLLIER COUNTY



Well
Operator No.


Fee
Name


Total
-Commenced Depth
-Completed (feet)


WCr-49S-31E-20 09-021-20003 Chambers-
a Kennedy-
Hibbert


Anchor
Investment
Corporation


-Sept. 14, 1967
-Nov. 3, 1967


Location: Section 20, T49S, R31E (1486 feet FNL and 1314.5 feet FWL of the section)

Subsurface record
1. Plugged and abandoned

2. Casing record
Set 13 3/8-inch at 1,365 feet
Set 9 5/8-inch at 3, 961 feet

3. Plugging details
11,550-11,650 feet, set cement plug
3,911- 4,011 feet, set cement plug
Recovered 2,500 feet of 9 5/8-inch casing
1,315- 1,515 feet, set cement plug
Welded 13 3/8-inch casing at the surface

4. Logs: Induction-Electrical, 3965-11,757 feet

5. Structural tops
Sunniland Limestone 11,576 (-11,541) feet

6. Conventional cores: No. 1 at 11,530-11,575 feet; No. 2 at 11, 575-11,600 feet; and No. 3 at 11,600-11,637 feet.
Core at 11,573-11,5754 feet contained a show in rather chalky section of the upper Sunniland Limestone.
The remainder of the Sunniland Limestone above definite salt water was tight.


W-8321


Elevation
(feet)


11,757


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COLLIER COUNTY


Well
API No, Operator No.


Fee
Name


Total
SCommenced Depth
-Completed __ (feet)


Cr-48S-30E.35 09-021.20002 Humble


Price. .July 12, 1967 12,925
Improvement -Dec. 31, 1967
Fund


Location: Section 35, T48S, R30E (1320 feet FWL, and 1717 feet FSL of the section)


It is understood that the operator intended to drill this test to a depth of about 17,000 feet or more. For this reason a
12 1/2-inch hole was drilled to 12, 305 feet, in preparation for the setting of a 9 5/8-inch string of pipe to that depth.
Humble proposed to utilize this unusually long string of 9 5/8-inch casing to protect the producing Sunniland Limestone
reservoir of the Sunniland field, located 3 1/2 miles to the northwest. However, it was decided to terminate the hole
at the final total depth of 12,925 feet, and consequently, the 9 5/8-inch casing was never run.


Subsurface record:
1. Plugged and abandoned

2. Casing program
Set 30.inch in 34-inch hole at 201 feet with 650 sacks of common cement
Set 20-inch in 26-inch hole at 1, 396 feet with 1700 sacks of common cement
Set 13 31/8-inch in 17 1/2-inch hole at 4,004 feet with 1200 sacks of common cement
Set 5 1/2-inch in 9 7/8-inch hole at 12,305 feet with 920 sacks of common cement

3. Plugging details
Squeezed 50 sacks of slow set cement and 9 barrels of slurry through perforations at 11,452 feet; tagged
cement at 11,462 feet.

Spotted 50 sacks of common cement and 10 barrels of mixed fluid in 5 1/2-13 3/8 annulus.

Spotted 50 sacks of common cement, and 15 barrels of mixed fluid in the 13 3/8-20 annulus

Cut and recovered 5 1/2-inch casing


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Division
of Geology
Acquisition
No.


Locality
designation


W.8256


Miscellaneous:


Elevation
(feet)


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COLLIER COUNTY (cont'd)

Set 30-foot cement plug in top of 13 3/8-inch casing, and welded steel plate on the top of it.

4. Logs: Induction-Electrical, 1398-4011

5. Structural tops:
Sunniland Limestone

6. Conventional cores

7. DST:


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CO.L.IER COUNTY


Divitson
of Geology
Acquisition
No.


locality
designation


Well
API No. Operator No.


Cr4S2E 20 090100 Mc ulloug 1


Cr-46S-29E.20 09.021-20001 McCullough I
dd Oil Corp.

Location: Section 20, T46S, R29E (660 feet FSL, and 660 feet FEL)

Subsurface record:

1. Plugged and abandoned


Fee
Name


Total
.Commenced Depth
*Comoleted (feet)


Collier Develop, -May 19, 1967 11,810
Corp, .July 6, 1967


Elevation
fleet)


52 Dy


2. Casing record
Set 20-inch in a 24-inch hole at 85 feet with 150 sacks of regular cement
Set 13 3/8-inch in a 17 1/4-inch hole at 1,310 feet with 650 sacks of Class "A" cement
Set 9 5/8-inch in a 12 1/4-inch hole at 3,600 feet with 250 sacks of Class "A" cement

3. Plugging details
well temporarily abandoned July 6, 1967

4. Logs: Induction-Electrical, 3,597-11,810 feet; and Borehole Compensated Sonic, with Caliper, 8,200-11,805 feet.

5. Structural tops:
Sunniland Limestone 11,527 (-11,475) feet


6. Conventional Cores at 11,572-11,602 feet. Consist almost entirely of hard, tight calcarenite and calcilutite, However,
minor porosity occurred at 11,593 1/2-11,594 (1 foot) in moderately hard calcarenite. Also, fairly
vugular and pinpoint porosity occurred in moderately hard calcarenite at 11,596-11,597 feet (I foot): there
was slight oil staining in the upper part of this interval.


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COLLIER COUNTY (cont"d)

7. DST:
No. 1
Interval 11,594-11,602 feet
Chokes, 1/4-inch bubble hose at surface; 5/8-inch at bottom
Surface pressure: Slight to fair blow throughout test (0 to 1 1/2 psi)
Water chusion: Z,000 feet
Tool oper: 3 hours .Jl
Recovery 0
1906 feet of salt water (128,000 ppm chloride)
Pressures (psi)

Top guage Bottom guage

Initial mud 5,309 5,395
Initial closed-in
(after 30 minutes) 4, 907 4, 954
Initial flow
First flow period 902 951
Second flow period 992 1,040
Final flow
First flow period 965 1,006
Second flow period 1,819 1,872
Final closed-in (after 1 hour) 4,714 4,761
Final mud 5,303 5,351

No. 2
Interval 11,719-11,810
Chokes, 1/4-inch bubble hose at surface; 5/8-inch at bottom
Surface pressure: 0
Water cushion: 2,000 feet
Recovery
2, 000 feet of water cushion
Pressures (psi)
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COLLIER COUNTY (cont'd)

Initial mud 5,435
Initial closed-in
(after 30 minutes) 2,330
Initial flow
First flow period 1,004
Second flow period 1,006
Final flow 0
First flow period 1,004
Second flow period 1.006
Final closed-in (after 1 hour) 1,949
Final mud 5,418





DADE COUNTY


Well
API No. Operator No.


Fee
Name


Total
-Commenced Depth
-Comoloted (feet)


WDd-54S-36E- 09-025-20001 RK Petroleum 1
18 c Co.


St. Lease -April 25, 1967
1939-1939S -May 27, 1967


Location: Sec. 18, T54S, R36E (1320 feet east, and 920 feet north of the SW corner of the section)


Subsurface record:
1.


Plugged and abandoned


2. Casing program
Set 20-inch in 24-inch hole at 123 feet with 100 sacks of cement
Set 13 3/8-inch in 17-inch hole at 1,083 feet with 500 sacks of cement
Set 9 9/8-inch in 12 1/4-inch hole at 3,838 feet with 350 sacks of cement

3. Plugging details
Set 100 sacks of cement at 11,510-11,310 feet (200 feet)
Set 80 sacks of cement at 3, 938-3, 738 feet (200 feet)
Set 10 sacks of cement at 0-30 feet (30 feet)
Set 25 sacks of cement in 13 3/8-9 5/8 annulus (75 feet)

4. Logs: Induction-Electrical 3,835-11,492 feet

5. Structural tops
Sunniland Limestone 11,333(-11,309) feet

6. Conventional Core at 11,332-11,378 feet. Included in the cored interval were shell reefs at 11,356-11,358 feet and
11,366-11,378 feet. Both reefs were permeable; the upper reef contained heavy oil stain.

7. DST
Interval, 11,480-11,510 feet
Chokes, 1/4-inch at surface; 5/8-inch at bottom
Tool open, 8 hours


Division
of Geology
Acquisition
No.


Locality
designation


W-8131


Elevation
(feet)


11,510


24 DF


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DADE COUNTY (cont'd)

Recovery
5 feet of oil
2,000 feet of water cushion
372 feet of salt water
Pressures (psi)

Top guage Bottom gage

Initial mud 5,283 5,312
Initial closed-in
(after 30 minutes) 4,726 4,751
Initial flow
First flow period 919 953
Second flow period 936 970
Final flow
First flow period 921 953
Second flow period 1,056 1,085
Final closed-in (after 1 hour),4,606 4,628
Final mud 5,277 5,304







HERNANDO COUNTY


Division
of Geology
Acquisition Locality
No. designation


W-8140


Hr-22S-21E-
32 dc


Well
API No. Operator No.


09-053-10002 Thayer-Davis 1


Fee
Name


Hill


Total
-Commenced Depth
-Comoleted (feet)


-Dec. 27, 1966
-May 31, 1967


1,404


Location: Sec. 32, T22S, R21E (SE quarter of the SW quarter of the section)
Subsurface record:
1. Junked and abandoned
2. Casing record:
Set 16-inch at approximately 150 feet


Elevation
(feet)
73 Ground


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3. Plugging details
This hole was drilled and plugged, with a cable tool rig. Plugging operations consisted of setting a
temporary brush and rock plug, about 10 feet thick, with the top at 665 feet. On top of this was set
the permanent cement plug, consisting of 95 sacks of cement. The top of this permanent plug was
tagged at a depth of 545 feet.
A steel plate was welded over the top of the surface casing in this hole.
4. This hole will be converted to use as a fresh water well.


Logs: Widco survey run by the Division of Geology.
Cores: None
DST's: None


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HERNANDO COUNTY

Division
of Geology Total
Acquisition Locality Well Fee -Commenced Depth Elevation
No. designation API No. Operator No, Name -Completed (f et) feetl)

W- Hr,22S.2lE. 09-053-20001 Thayer-Davis 2 Hill -Nov. 4, 1967 6, 209 82 DF
32 b -Dec, 14, 1967

Location: Sec, 32, T2S, R21E (center of the NE quarter of the SW quarter)

Miscellaneous; The fresh water (1,000 ppm per Schlumberger Engineer) Salt water contact occurred from 3,240-3,550 feet,

Subsurface record:
1. Plugged and abandoned

2. Casing record
Set 8 5/8-inch in 10 3/4-inch hole at 1,250 feet with 650 sacks of cement; returns not established.
Part of the cement was grouted from the surface.
Set 7-inch in 7 7/8-inch hole at 3,150 feet with 350 sacks of cement.

3. Plugging details
3,000-3,416 feet, set 95 sacks of cement
Welded a steel plate on top of the 7-inch casing at the surface

4. Conversion of this hole to use as a fresh water well.
-Fresh water with a chlorinity of 50 ppm, and total dissolved solids of about 1,200 ppm, flowed
from a depth of about 1,850 feet. The braden head was left on the well to control this annular
flow, which emanates with a fair flow from a 2-inch pipe.

5. Logs: Induction-Electrical-Gamma Ray, 3,160-6,209 feet.

6. Structural top
Tuscaloosa Sd 5, 250 (-5168)
Lower Cretaceous 5,375 (-5293)

7. Cores: None

8. DST's: None











LEVY COUNTY, OFFSHORE


Well
API No. Operator No.


Fee
Name


Total
-Commenced Depth
-Completed (feet)


09-683-20002 Mobil Oil
Corp.,


Fla. St. Lee -Nov. 27, 1967
224-A -Dec. 10, 1967


4,735


16 DF


Location: Latitude 29' 05'24" N; Longitude 8Z* 55'16" W. This is S 38' 41"36" E a distance of 45, 732. 76 feet from USC and GS "Lukens",
and S 53* 04'52" W a distance of 44,280. 98 feet from USC and GS "Wacca".

Subsurface record:
1. Plugged and abandoned

2. Casing record
Set 13 3/8-inch in 17 1,/2-inch hole at 145 feet with 170 sacks of common cement
Set 9 5/8-inch in 12 1/4-inch hole at 1,185 feet with 310 sacks of common cement

3. Plugging details
1,019-1,156 feet, set 50 sacks of cement
40- 150 feet, set 50 sacks of cement
Left top of 9 5/8-inch and 13 3/8-inch casing strings 9 feet below the mud line

4. Logs: Inductton-Electrical, 1,192-4,735 feet; Borehole Compensated Sonic-Gamma Ray, 1.192-4,735 feet.

5. Conventional core at 4,721-4,735 feet.


Division
of Geology
Acquisition
No.


Locality
designation


Elevation
(feet)


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SAHNA ROSA COUNTY


Division
of Geology
Acquisition
No,

W.


Locality
designation

Sr,5N-29W-18


Wall
API No, Operator No,

09,113-20001 Young Oil Co, 1


Fee
Name

Thomas


*Commence4
TCompleted

,July 6, 1967
,July 17, 1967


Total
Depth
(feet)

6,613


Elevation
(feet)

262


Location: Sec, 18, T5N, R29W (330 feet FNL, and 330 feet FWL of the north half of Lot 2)

Subsurface record:
S 1. Plugged and abandoned

2, Casing record

3. Plugging details
1,600.1,800 feet, set 60 sacks of cement
900-1, 100 feet, set 60 sacks of cement
top of 8 5/8-inch casing, set 25 .acks of cement. Welded steel plate over top of casing

4, Logs: Induction-Electrical, 1,010-6, 610 feet; Borehole Compensated Sonic, 5, 000-6, 610 feet,

5. Structural tops:
Upper Cretaceous 3,722 (13,460)
Lower Tuscaloosa 6,128 (-5,866)
Massive 6, 285 (-6, 023)


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