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Title: Exploration for oil and gas in Florida
Physical Description: 14 v. : ill., maps. ; 28 cm.
Language: English
Creator: Florida Geological Survey
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1951 SUPPLEMENT TO
INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 1 REVISED


EXPLORATION FOR OIL AND GAS IN FLORIDA

By

Herman Gunter, Director

FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY




Exploratory activities in Florida during 1951 continued the down-

ward trend begun in 1950. In fact, only five tests were drilled, one

of which was the deepening of the William G. Blanchard's Everglades

No. 1 (shut down since 1944) on the Tamiami Trail, about 43 miles west

of Miami, by the McCord Oil Corporation. Three of these tests were

completed and abandoned as dry holes within the year. Two were drilling

on December 31 the Humble Oil and Refining Company's Collier Corporation

"B" No. 1, Hendry County, at about 9,500 feet, and the R. E. Skinner's J.

A. Boyd Estate No. 1, Pinellas County, at about 1,700 feet. Incomplete

at the end of the year are two other wells in Pinellas County, one begun

in 1945, the other in 1950, by R. E. Skinner.


In 1951, exploratory drilling of special significance includes the

operation of the McCord Oil Corporation in deepening the old Everglades

No. 1 (renamed the Damoco Oil Corporation, et al, No. 1) to the"Sunniland

lime" in which encouraging shows of oil were found. The information

obtained resulted in additional geophysical prospecting which it is

reported will bring about further test drilling in the area. Also,













during October-December, 1951, the Commonwealth Oil Company drilled

the Marcus Lischkoff, et al, No. 1, bordering the Perdido Bay,

Escambia County, extreme western Florida, which reached a total depth

of 7,494 feet. Earlier tests were drilled in southern Escambia County,

Alabama, one of which yielded significant shows of oil, and these have

centered new interest in northwestern Florida. Without doubt there

will be further drilling activity and development in this part of the

State.














SUMMARY OF EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES DURING 1951
(For details see tables under respective counties)


WELLS BEGUN AND COMPLETED IN 1951


COLLIER COUNTY

Humble Oil and Refining Company

Collier Corporation No. 1, 4 mi. N. Belle Meade,
12,600 ft. D & A


DADE COUNTY


McCord Oil Corporation


Damoco Oil Development Company, et al No.
Wm. G. Blanchard, Everglades No. 1), 43
deepened from 10,281 ft. to 11,885 ft.
good bleeding cores recorded, but could
into commercial production.


1 (formerly,
mi. W. Miami,
Oil shows,
not develop


ESCAMBIA COUNTY


Commonwealth Oil Company


Marcus Lischkoff, et al, No. 1, about 3
Myrtle Grove, 7,494 ft. D & A


mi. NW of


WELLS DRILLING ON DECEMBER 31, 1951


HENDRY COUNTY

Humble Oil and Refining Company

Collier Corporation "B" No. 1, about 14 mi. SE of Immokalee.
Coring at about 9,500 ft. on December 31, 1951


PINELLAS COUNTY

R. E. Skinner

J. A. Boyd Estate No. 1, about 8 mi. SE of Tarpon Springs.
Drilling at about 1,700 ft. on December 31, 1951.













WELLS BEGUN PREVIOUS TO 1951 AND NOT COMPLETED

DECEMBER 31, 1951


PINELLAS COUNTY

R. E. Skinner

J. A. Boyd, Block 7, No. 1, about 6 mi. SE of Tarpon Springs,
begun May 2, 1945. Depth 3,563 ft. Fishing for drill bit.

J. A. Boyd, Block 10 and 4, No. 1, about 6 mi. SE of Tarpon
Springs, begun July 10, 1950. Last depth reported 1,248
ft. Operations temporarily suspended, awaiting rig.


Summary:

3 wells completed in 1951 Dry and abandoned.

2 wells drilling on December 31, 1951.

2 wells begun prior to 1951, one active at 3,563
feet and on the other, operations suspended,
awaiting a drill rig.

Footage drilled in 1951 33,415


DETAILS ON EXPLORATORY ACTIVITIES IN 1951


During 1951, test wells were drilled in five counties Collier,

Dade, Escambia, Hendry and Pinellas. For details on these see the

tables on pages 7 through 11.













OIL PRODUCTION IN 1951


Oil production from the Sunniland Field in Collier County, so

far the only field in Florida, totaled 596,043 barrels in 1951.

This is an increase of 110,022 barrels over the 1950 production.

The crude oil is transported by tank truck from the field to Port

Everglades at Fort Lauderdale. Table No. 1 on the following page

gives the monthly, yearly and cumulative production since the

discovery well came in on September 26, 1943.


PROSPECTS FOR 1952


The encouraging shows of oil in the McCord Oil Corporation

well on the Tamiami Trail undoubtedly strengthens the potential

prospect in that area. It is not too much to predict that

additional development will occur in that region.

Interest, too, has been turned to northwestern Florida because

of the shows of oil encountered in the Stanolind Oil and Gas Company

F. A. Steward No. 1, Escambia County, Alabama, further exploratory

activity in the area is assured. Escambia County, Alabama, adjoins

Escambia and Santa Rosa counties, Florida, and this well is

located approximately five miles north of the Florida State line.

The Humble Oil and Refining Company has made a location on the A. W.

Moye farm, located about one and one-half miles east, and one-quarter

mile south of the Stanolind well, which is indicative of the

importance of the find.








Table 1

PRODUCTION OF OIL FROM HUMBLE OIL & REFINING COMPANY'S SUNNIIAND FIELD


COLLIER COUNTY, FROM SEPT. 26,


1943, THROUGH DECEMBER 31,


1952


Month 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951

Jan. 23.08 ----- 3899 7464 25149 37695 32095 47845


Feb. 1404 402 3454 5203 22853 32617 26091 43543


March 1100 581 2982 18795 25688 38880 31963 48613


April 1054 403 4151 16362 23597 42859 31136 49990


May 1115 725 6776 20440 21266 39756 281.46 49288


June 822 4110 7676 31065 24092 39956 47649 49823


July 1.123 5700 6450 31395 25543 44070 46740 54499


Aug. 957 4455 4160 31021 24011 44764 50578 50294

Discov.
Sept. Date 516 2775 6544 28431 22475 31437 48130 49609
9/26/43 __

Oct. 648 609 2976 ------ 22445 27003 28634 45715 51725


Nov. 643 581 2666 2408 23948 20331 31054 52813 48008

Dec. 2741 449 2717 8384 22776 29213 29998 44965 52806


TOTAL
BBLS. 4032 .1.838 27510 56884 259345 291221 441720 486021 596043
TOTAL
CUM.ULA-
TIVE. PROD.
BARRILS 4032 15870 43380 100264 359619 650830 1092550 1578571 2174614






COLLIER COUNTY


.. YEAR
FGS COMPANY or OWNERS FARM or LOCATION ELEVA- COM- DE?TH REMARKS
-NO. I I WELL NAME TION PLETED


Humble Oil and
Refining Company
P. O. Box 2180,
Houston 1, Texas


Collier
No. 1


Corporation


Permit No. 130


1884.5' from N/L
& 2150.3' from
W/L of Sec. 27,
T50S, R26E
Belle Meade, a-
bout 4 mi. N of


25'DF


1951


12,600


Dry and abandoned. Form 2
appvd April 24,1951. Form
5 appvd Sept. 14,1951. 83
samples cuttings:0-2560'
Continuous diamond cores:
4891 to 5900'; and 7710-
12600'. Electric log:1025-
12516'. Driller's log:
0-12600'.


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DADE COUNTY


COMPANY OR OWNERS


FARM or
W-RI. NME


LOCATION


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McCord Oil Corp.
J. L. McCord, Pres.
615 s/w 2nd Ave.,
Miami, Florida


Damoco Oil De-
velopment Co.,
et al, No. 1
(Formerly the
Win. G. Blancbard
Everglades No. 1)
Permit No. 129


200' E & 100' N
of SW/cor. of Sec.
31, T53S, R35E.
about 43 mi. W of
Miami


ELEVA-
1TION

17' DF


COM-
PLETED


PLETED
--4 4, 4,


DEPTH


1951


11,885*


*This hole deviates strongly from the vertical and the corrected
total depth is 11,690 feet.


Form 2 appvd Jan. 28,1951,
to deepen from 10,281 ft.
Form 5 appvd May 22, 1951.
Shows of oil in "Sumniland
lime" zone. 3 drill stem
tests attempted. D & A.
885 samples: 0 to 10284 ft.
Continuous wire line cores:
7415-10284'. Black oil
shows recorded from 9445'
and lower depths.
Deepening: Continuous dia-
mond cores: 10281-11885'.
Electric log: 3241-11806'.
Description of cores,
lithologic log corrected
to vertical, drill stem
tests, coring and time log.


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ESCAMBIA COUNTY


YEAR
FGS COMPANY or OWNERS FARM or LOCATION ELE3VA- COM- DEPTH REMAIKS
NO. WELL NAME TION PLEATED


Commonwealth Oil
Company
615 S/W 2nd Ave.,
Miami, Florida
J.L.McCord,
V. Pres.


,Marcus Lischkoff,
et al, No. 1

Permit No. 132


Cen. SW/4 I7d/4
Sec.8,T2S,R31W,
about 3 mi. DI
of Myrtle Grove


19'DF


1951


7,494


Dry and abandoned. Form 2
appvd Sept. 25, 1951.

706 samples cuttings: 0-
7494'. Sidewall core de-
scriptions: 1758', 1772',
2353, 2360', 2472', 2585',
2932', 2958', 3082', 4542',
4637', 5180', 6258', 6393',
6525', 6576', & 7218'.
Electric log: 443' -7494'.
Driller's log:O-7494'.


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HENRY COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or OWNERS FARM or LOCATION
NO. WELL NAME ...


Humble Oil and
Refining Company
P.O.Box 2180
Houston, Texas


Collier Corp .,
"B" No. 1

Permit No. 133


2161.7' from S/L
1863.5' from E/L
Sec.14,T47S,R31E
About 14 mi. S/E
of Tmmokalee


I __________________________


EMARKS


Form 2 aprvd. Oct. 2,1951.
Cori'., at P-bout 9,500 ft.,
December 31, 1951.







PINELLAS COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or OWNERS
NO.

W- R. E. Skinner
P.O.Box 2939
Tampa 1, Florida


FARM or
WELL NAME


J. A. Boyd
Estate No. 1


Permit No. 3.31


LOCATION


500.5' N and 167' W
of SE/cor. of SE/4
of NW/4 of Sec. 1,
T28S, R16E, eight
mi. S/E of Tarpon
Springs.


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ELEVA-
TION-


22' Grd


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COM-
PLETED


DEPTH


REMARKS


Form 2 appvd July 3, 1951
Drilling at about 1,700'
on December 31, 1951.


In addition, Mr. Skinner has two wells, one which is inactive
and temporarily suspended, awaiting a rig; the other is fish-
ing for a drill bit. See page 4 for details on these. ___










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