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Title: Exploration for oil and gas in Florida
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HERMAN GUNTER DIRECTOR


TALLAHASSEE


FLORIDA


JANUARY 1, 1953

















COUNTIES DT WHICH

GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION

WAS CARRIED ON DURING

1952


FLORIDA

SCALE 9-SM MLES








1952 SUPPLEMENT TO

INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 1 REVISED

by


Herman Gunter, Director
Florida Geological Survey




The year 1952 proved to have much more oil exploration than antici-

pated. Following the discovery of oil at Pollard, Alabama, in the A. W.

Moye No. 1 well by the Humble Oil and Refining Company, January 27, 1952,

renewed leasing play began in western Florida from Escambia County east-

ward to the Chattahoochee and Apalachicola Rivers. All oil tests drilled

within this area unfortunately were dry and abandoned.

In peninsular Florida geophysical exploration received added

impetus through refinements in methods of seismic exploration. Because of

these developments, geophysical activity was greatly accelerated, actually

reaching during the year record heights. This followed a period of

discouraging inactivity. As an indication of how widespread geophysical

work extended, the record indicates that seismograph or core drill crews

were active in twenty-eight of Florida's sixty-seven counties. The

accompanying map outlines the counties in which seismic and core drill work

was carried on. The year 1945 is so far the record year of geophysical

exploration in Florida. According to records at hand, fifty-four crews

operated in the State for a total of 1469 crew weeks during the year. The

second highest number of crew weeks was accumulated in 1946, with twenty-

eight crews operating, putting in a total of 606 weeks. The years 1917,

1948, 1949, 1950, and 1951 witnessed a gradual reduction of crews. Only

five operated in 1951. With the discovery of oil at Pollard, Alabama, in

1







Suwannee County

Humble Oil and Refining Company

L. C. Mercer, et ux No. 1, (Permit #139 approved June 17, 1952,
but test was not drilled. The company has dropped the location).

Squire Taylor No. 1, 8 mi. SW Live Oak, 3,684 Ft. D & A

Walton County

C. L. Smith

Walton Land & Timber Company No. 1, 2 mi. E. Bruce, 5,202 Ft. D & A


Permits Obtained in 1952-Wells not Begun until 1953

Escambia County

Sunnyland Contracting Company G. Jeffreys & Son

J. A. Abbott et al No. 1, 1/2-mi SW Bay Springs. Begun Jan. 16, 1953

Franklin County

Humble Oil and Refining Company

A. S. Mitchell et al No. 1, 5 mi. S. Sumatra. Begun Nov. 3, 1952

Glades County

Coastal Petroleum Company

Internal Improvement Fund Lease No. 248 and John Tiedtke No. 1.
Permit No. 141 to drill approved June 24, 1952.

Monroe County

Sinclair Oil & Gas Company

H. R. Williams No. 1, 11 ml. N. Key Largo. Began Jan. 21, 1953


Wells Begun Previous to 1952 and Not Completed December 31, 1952

R. E. Skinner

J. A. Boyd, Block 7, No. 1, about 6 ml. SE. Tarpon Springs, begun
May 2, 1945. Last reported depth 3,563 Ft.

J. A. Boyd, Block 10 and 4, No. 1, about 6 ml. SE. Tarpon Springs,
begun July 10, 1950. Last reported depth 1,248 Ft.

J. A. Boyd Estate No. 1, about 8 mi. SE. Tarpon Springs. Reported
drilling at 3,840 Ft.










SUMMARY:

10 wells completed in 1952. Dry and abandoned.

1 permit not activated cancelled.

4 permits for drilling obtained in 1952 but wells not begun until 1953.

3 wells begun prior to 1952. Periodically active.

Footage drilled in 1952 54,901 feet.


Details on Exploratory Activities in 1952


During 1952, test wells were drilled in seven counties: Collier,

Escambia, Jackson, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Suwannee and Walton. Three tests

were continued in Pinellas County. For details on these activities see

tables on pages six through seventeen.





Table 1
PRODUCTION F~ OIL FROM HUMBLE OIL & REFINMIJ COMPANY'S SUNNILAND FILED
COLLIER CU ,TY, FROM SEPT. 26, 1943, TROUME DECEMBER 31, 1952

Month 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952

Jan. 2108 ---- 3899 7464 25149 37695 32095 47845 52331
Feb. 1,404 402 3454 5203 22853 32617 26091 43543 50487

March 1100 581 2982 18795 25688 38880 31963 18613 51708
April 1054 403 4151 16362 23597 42859 31136 49990 52385

May 1115 725 6776 20440 21266 39756 28146 49288 52629
June 822 4110 7676 31065 24092 39956 47649 49823 49520
July 1123 5700 6450 31395 25543 44070 46740 54499 47352
Aug. 957 4455 4160 31021 24011 44764 50578 50294 49863
Discov.
Sept. Date 516 2775 6544 28431 22475 31437 48130 49609 45908
9/26/43 ___
Oct. 648 609 2976 22445 27003 28634 45715 51725 46350
Nov. 643 581 2666 2408 23948 20331 31054 52813 48008 45357
Dec. 2741 449 2717 8384 22776 29213 29998 44965 52806 47965
Total
Bbls. 4032 11838 27510 56884 259345 291221 441720 486021 596043 591855
TOTAL
CUMUIA-
TIVE PROD
BARRELS 4032 15870 43380 100264 359619 650830 1092550 1578571 2174614 2766469






COLLIER COUNT


Year
FGS Company or Owners Farm or Location Eleva- Com- Depth Remarks
NO. W___ell Name ___tion pleted


W-
2686









w-
2678


Collier Corp. #2
Permit #134










Collier Corp. -#3
Permit i136


Cen. SE-1/4 SW-1/4
Sec. 34, T50S, R26E
Belle Meade, 1 mi.
N. of








510' N & E of SW/cor
of SE-1/4 SW-1/4
Sec. 34, T5OS, R26E
50' from Collier
Corp. #-2


21' DF











9.3'Grd


1952











1952


5900'











2515


Humble Oil & Refining
Co., Louisiana Div.,
P.O. Box 626,
New Orleans 7, La.
S. S. Langford,
Div. Supt.






Humble Oil & Refining
Co., P. O. Box 2180,
Houston 1, Texas
S. S. Langford,
Div. Supt.
P.O. Box 626
New Orleans 7, La.


Dry and abandoned. Form
2 appvd. Feb. 5, 1952.
Form 5 appvd. May 20,
1952. 1008 core sam-
ples from 4450 to 5900'.
128 cuttings from 0 to
5125'. Schlumberger
from 1016 to 5895'.
Driller's log from 0 to
5900'.


Dry and abandoned. Form
2 appvd. June 28, 1952.
Form 5 appvd. June 10,
1952. 166 cuttings from
0 to 2509'. Schlumber-
ger: none. Driller's
log from G to 2515'.


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ESCAMBIA COUNTY


Sunnyland Contracting
Company, P. 0. box
624, Rayne, La.


Farm or


McMillan Mill Co
& L. M. Eubaak
#1
Peratt #135


Location


220' N & 90' W of Cen.
NE-1/4 SW-1/4 Sec. 3,
T4., R32W


Eleva-
tion


xear
Com-
pleted


Depth


Remarks


4. 5 I


260' DF


1952


7000' Drlr
6992' Schl


Dry and abandoned.
Form 2 appvd:April
1, 1952. Form 5
appvd: June 17,
1952. 291 cuttings
from 755-7006'.
Schlumberger from
530. o 1 992'.
Driller's log from
0 to 7006'.


_ r -r -


--






OKALOOSA COUNTY


Year
FGS Campany or Owners Farm or Location Eleva- Com- Depth Remarks
O_. W____ell Name tion pleted__


Cecil R. Haden
1114 Union Nat'1.
Bank Bldg.
Houston, Texas


Y. F. McCart
Permit #144


660' s & 660' w
of NE-1/4 of the
SE-1/4 of Sec. 30
T4.N, R24W, about
1-1/2 ml. N of
Baker


254 DF
245 Grd.


1952


I1 -4 J I I


6326'
Drlr.
6324'
Schl.


Dry and abandoned.
Form 2 appvd: Aug.
18, 1952. Form 5
appvd: Oct. 14,
1952. 169 cuttings
from 0 to 6305'.
Schlumberger from
485 to 6324'.
Driller's log from
0 to 6326'.






SANTA ROSA COUNTY


Year
FGS Company or Owners Farm or Location Eleva- Corn- Depth Remarks
No. __Well Name _tion pleted__


W-
2772









2679


Lyle Cashion Company
1043 Poplar Blvd.
Jackson, Mississippi








Sunnyland Contracting
Company, Inc. & LaRue
P.O. Box 624
Rayne, La.







Sunnyland Contracting
Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 624
Rayne, La.


H. Hanna #1
Permit #146









C. Bynum #1
Permit #137









Mrs. W.H. Now-
ling No.1
Permit #140


335' S of N/L &
384' W of E/L, Lot 1,
Sec. 29, T6N, R29W, 4
mi. NW of Jay, 1/4-mile
south of Alabama-Florida
line





Cen. SE-1/4 of NW-1/4
Sec. 4, T5N, R29W, about
2 mi. NW of Jay








Cen. NE-1/4 of SE-1/4
Sec. 24, T5N, R29W,about
2-1/2 mi. SE of Jay


174' DF










250.97Grd
258 DF









249.97Grd
260 DF


1952










1952










1952


6721'
Drlr.
6722'
Schl.







6770'










6665'
Drir.
6661'
Schl.


- 1 _I -.U_____-


Dry and abandoned.
Form 2 appvd: Nov.
26, 1952. Form 5
appvd: Dec. 17,
1952. 206 cuttings
from 0 to 6723'
Schlumberger from
525 to 6722'.
Driller's log from
0 to 6.721'. 46cr
from to 459
Dry and abandoned.
Form 2 appvd: June
2, 1952. Form 5
appvd: July 1, 1952
207 cuttings from
750 to 6740'.
Schlumberger from
537 to 6770'. Dril-
ler's log from 0 to
6770 '

Dry and abandoned.
Form 2 appvd: July
1 1952. Form 5
appvd: July 17,1952
206 cuttings from
570 to 6660'. 8
cores from 5395 to
6387'. Schlumberger
from 514 to 6661'.
Driller's log from
A +tn C;i~~






SUWANNEE COUNTY


Year
FGS Company or Owners Farm or Location Eleva- Com- Depth Remarks
No. __ Well Name__ tion pleted_


Humble Oil & Refin-
ing Company
P.O. Box 2180
Houston 1, Texas
S.S. Langford
P.O. Box 626
New Orleans 7, La.


Squire Taylor
No. 1
Permit #143


Approx. cen. of
SW-1/4 of NE-1/4
Sec. 25, T3S R13E
about 8 mi. SW of
Live Oak


110' DF


1952


3684'
Drlr.
3682'
Schl.


______________ '. __________ I


Dry and abandoned.
Form 2 appvd: Aug. 19
1952. Form 5 appvd:
Dec. 17, 1952. 91
cuttings from 0 to
3680'. 129 cores
from 3010 to 3684'.
Schlumberger from
774 to 3684'. Drill-
er's log from O to
3684'.


W-
2784







WALTON COUNTY


S- Year
FGS Company or Owners Farm or Location Eleva- Com- Depth Remarks
No. __Well Name ___tion pleted


Smith
Hill, Ala.


___I


Walton Land
& Timber Co
#1, Permit
#142


Cen. SE-1/4 of iW-1/4
Sec. 22, TIN, R17W, about
2 mi. E of Bruce


51' DF
41'Grd


1952


5204'
Drlr.
5157'
Schl.


Dry and abandoned.
Form 2 appvd: July
22, 1952. Form 5
appvd: Sept. 30,
1952. 216 cuttings
from 465 to 5200'.
Sidewall cores from
3806 to 4835'.
Schlumberger from
435 to 5157'.
Driller's log from
0 to 4830'.


W-
2725


C. L.
Grove









Permits obtained in 1952

but wells not begun

until 1953







ESCAMBIA COUNTY


Year
FGS Company or Owners Farm or Location Eleva- Com- Depth Remarks
No. 1 ___ Well Name I tion pleted____


Sunnyland Con-
tracting Company-
G. Jeffreys & Son


J. A. Abbott et
al No. 1
Permit #147


Cen. of SW-1/4 of
NE-1/4 Sec. 19,
T3N, R32W. 1/2-mi
SW of Bay Springs


191'Grd
201' DF


I I 1 1. 1


Form 2 appvd: Dec. 17, 1952.






FRANKLIN COUNTY


Year
FGS Company or Owners Farm or Location Eleva- Corn- Depth Remarks
No. WI I ell Name I I tion pleted


Humble Oil & Re-
fining Company
P.O. Box 2180
Houston 1, Texas


A. S. Mitchell
et al #1
Permit #138


Cen. NE-1/4, SE-1/2
Sec. 21, T6S, R5W
5 mi. S of Sumatra


20' DF


I Form 2 appvd:


June 17, 1952.







GLADES COUNTY


Year
FGS Company or Owners Farm or Location Eleva- Com- Depth Remarks
No. ___Well Name __ tion pleted


Coastal Petroleum
Company
Room 529 Capitol
Building
410 Asylum Street
Hartford, Conn
Benjamin W. Heath,
President


I.I.F.
& John
Permit


Lease 7#248
Tiedtke
#141


Sec. 30, T42S,
SR34E, about 5 mi
NW of Clewiston


-p i I p


Form 2 appvd: June
Location only, not
1952.


24, 1952.
begun in







JACKSON COUNTY


Year
FGS Ccmpany or Owners Farm or Location Eleva- Con- Depth Remarks
No. W___ well Name__ tion I pleted _


I.P. & Fred LaRue
503 Blount Bldg.
Pensacola, Florida


L.A. Spencer #1
Permit #145


Cen. NE-1/4 NW-1/4
Sec. 30, T4N, R8W
6 mi. N of Cypress


132.60'
Grd
141.60'
DF


t~- U i


Form 2 appvd: Nov. 26, 1952.






REMDRY C0U1TY


FGS Company or Owners Farm or Well Name Location Additional Data
No.


Humble Oil and Re-
fining Company
P. 0. Box 2180
Houston, Texas


Collier Corp. "B" # i
Permit #133


2161.7' from S/L, 1863.5'
from E/L, Sec. 14, T473,
R31E, about 14 mi. SE of
Immokalee


I I, I. ~


Dry and abandoned. Completed Feb. 21, 1952.
254 cuttings from 110 to 11420'. 1085 cores
from 5300 to 11794'. Schlumberger from 1409
to 11796'. Driller's log from 0 to 11794'.
Total Depth: Driller, 11794'
Schl., 11796'


W-
2631