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Title: Exploration for oil and gas in Florida
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Language: English
Creator: Florida Geological Survey
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Dates or Sequential Designation: 1948-1961.
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FLORIDA


GEOLOGICAL


SURVEY


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FLORIDA


JANUARY 1, 1957


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COUNTIES AND OFF-SHORE AREAS
WHERE GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION
WAS CARRIED ON DURING 1956.






Seismograph

Core Drill

Refraction

Reflection 1 lllll 1 Ill

Resistivity



FLORIDA

Scal In Miles


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OIL ACTIVITIES IN FLORIDA

During 1956


By Herman Gunter
Florida Geological Survey
Tallahassee



Exploratory activities in Florida during 1956 continued the down-

ward trend set the previous year. In 1954, 31 wells were completed, two

of which were oil producers. In 1955, only 27 wells were completed, all dry

and abandoned. There was a total of 13 dry holes drilled in 1956, eleven of

which were in West Florida. This concentration of drilling activity in the

Panhandle reflected an interest in the potentialities of the Lower Cretaceous

arising from the continued developments at Citronelle Field, Mobile County,

Alabama. Two of the 1956 completions were begun in 1955, and one additional

well begun in 1956 was drilling on January 1, 1957. A summary of test

drilling data and crude oil production is on page 6.


GEOPHYSICAL AND CORE TESTING

Nineteen counties and an offshore area (adjacent to two adjoining

coastal counties) were prospected by geophysical methods or core drilling

in 1956. Southeastern and southern Florida received the greatest emphasis

as measured in crew weeks of work. Panhandle Florida was also substantially








prospected, while central and northern Florida received no exploratory

attention.

The Tallahassee Scout Check reported that six major oil companies

and one unknown company put 12 geophysical and core drill crews in

Florida for a total of 193 weeks during 1956. The crew week breakdown

for this total of 193 weeks is: seismograph 9; core drill 52; refraction 71;

reflection 53, two of which were beyond the 10-mile limit adjacent to

Franklin and Wakulla counties; and, renistivity 8.


SUNNILAND FIELD

Through 1956, Sunniland Field, Collier County, has yielded 4,797, 721

barrels of crude oil since the discovery date, September 26, 1943. From

a total of 13 producing wells, Sunniland Field yielded an annual increase

of oil through 1951. The annual total has declined since 1952, with only

eleven wells producing at this time. From Sunniland Field, near the

west coast the crude oil is transported by tank trucks across the peninsula

to Port Everglades on the east coast. From Port Everglades, tankers move

it to refineries in northeastern United States.

























-0- Permits obtained in 1955, tests sst s'
completed in 1956------------------ 3-
P A 5 c 0
- Permits obtained in 1956, tests
completed in 1956------------------- 10

o Permits obtained in 1956, tests not m
completed January 1, 1957----------- 1 -
SAtASOTA






SUNNILAND FIELD----





FLORIDA
Us N S m
Seale In Mile.
APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF EXPLORATORY DRILLING ACTIVITY DURING 1956










SUMMARY OF EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES DURING 1956
(For details see tables beginning on p. 7)


PERMITS OBTAINED IN 1955
TESTS COMPLETED IN 1956 AS DRY HOLES

Bay County
Flamingo Oil Company, Inc., of Illinois
No. 1 E. L. Jordan, et al., about 7 miles southwest of Fountain,
5000' depth. Dry and abandoned.

Gadsden County

Sun Oil Company
No. 1 C. K. Wall, about 4 miles southwest of Greensboro,
4218' depth. Dry and abandoned.

Indian River County

Amerada Petroleum Corporation
No. 1 Fondren Mitchell, about 7 miles northeast of Yeehaw,
9488' depth. Dry and abandoned.


PERMITS OBTAINED IN 1956
TESTS COMPLETED AS DRY HOLES

Escambia County

Thomas E. McMillan and A. R. Temple
No. 1 Lee Daniell, about 4 miles west of Bryceville, 6867' depth.
Dry and abandoned.

Perdido Land Company
No. 1 Hugh Cary, about 11 miles west of Pensacola, 6244' depth.
Dry and abandoned.
Zach Brooks Drilling Company, et al.
No. 1 Caldwell-Garvin, et al., Unit, about 8 miles west of
Pensacola, 12, 515' depth. Dry and abandoned.

Holmes County

Southeastern Exploration Company, Inc.
No. 1 J. L. Jones, about 6 miles northeast of Dady, 4011' depth.
Dry and abandoned.




PRODUCTION OF OIL (BARRELS) FROM HUMBLE OIL & REFINING COMPANY'S SUNNILAND


FIELD, COLLIER COUNTY,


FROM SEPT. 26, 1943, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1956


Month 1943 1.944 1945 1946 1.947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956

Jan. 2108 3899 7464 25149 37695 32095 47845 52331 45375 46067 40618 43246

Feb. 1404 402 3454 5203 22853 32617 26091 43543 50487 40821 41985 35900 38664

Mar. 1100 581 2982 18795 25688 38880 31963 48613 51708 46609 47930 38436 42985

Apr. 1054 403 4151 16362 23597 42859 31136 49990 52385 43673 38357 38278 40542

May 1115 725 6776 20440 21266 39756 28146 49288 52629 46244 47152 40900 41054

June 822 4110 7676 31065 24 92 39956 47649 49823 49520 43260 42695 37746 38427

July_ 1123 5700 6450 31395 25543 44070 46740 54499 47352 46912 45740 42184 41028

Aug. 957 4455 4160 31021 24011 44764 50578 50294 49863 48020 46403 42385 39996
Discov.
Sept. 3ate 516 2775 6544 28431 .22475 31437 48130 49609 45908 45093 42654 40611 38113

Oct. 648 609 2976 22445 27003 28634 45715 51725 46350 45529 42941 41959 39424

Nov. 643 581 2666 2408 23948 20331 31054 52813 48008 45357 44694 41453 42354 37814

Dec. 2741 449 2717 8384 22776 29213 29998 44965 52806 47965 45054 42845 41994 39088

total 4032 11838 Z7510 56884 259345 .291221 441720 486021 596043 591855 541284 526222 483365 480381
uma .... .. ..
active
Prod.
barrels 4032 15870 13380 100264 359619 650830 1092550 1578571 2174614 2766469 3307753 3833975 4317340 4797721
___









Lee County


Gulf Oil Corporation
No. 2 Consolidated Naval Stores, about 12 miles southeast of
Fort Myers, 11,800' depth. Dry and abandoned.

Liberty County

Sun Oil Company
No. 1 St. Joseph Land and Development Company, about 11 miles
east northeast of Bristol, 4105' depth. Dry and abandoned.

Santa Rosa County

Humble Oil & Refining Company
No. 1 State Lease 833, about 14 miles south of Milton in Pensacola
Bay, 7505' depth. Dry and abandoned.

Thomas E. McMillan and A. R. Temple
No. 1 Hicks Comillion, about 4 miles southeast of Bluff Springs,
6948' depth. Dry and abandoned.

A. R. Temple
No. 2 McDavid Veneer, about 5 miles southeast of Bluff Springs,
6825' depth. Dry and abandoned.

Walton County

Sun Oil Company
No. 4 Brady Belcher Interests, Inc., about 2 miles southeast of
Stella, 5220' depth. Dry and abandoned.


PERMITS OBTAINED IN 1956
NOT COMPLETED ON JANUARY 1, 1957


St. Lucie County

Amerada Petroleum Corporation
No, 1 Cowles Magazines, Inc., about 8 miles southwest of
Ft. Pierce. Permission to drill approved September 18, 1956.












SUMMARY


Permits to drill obtained in 1955,
tests completed in 1956 as dry holes------------------ 3

Permits obtained and wells completed
in 1956 as dry holes--------------------------------- 10

Permits obtained in 1956, not
completed on January 1, 1957------------------------- 1


TOTAL FOOTAGE DRILLED IN 1955------------------- 187,957

TOTAL FOOTAGE DRILLED IN 1956-------------------- 90,743


Production of Oil (Barrels) from Sunniland
Field for the year 1956-------------------------- 480,381


CUMULATIVE PRODUCTION OF OIL (BARRELS)
1943-1956-------------------------------------4,797, 721






BAY COUNTY


YEAR
FGS COMPANY or FARM OR LOCATION ELEVA- COM- DEPTH REMARKS
No. OWNERS WELL NAME TION PLETED


Flamingo Oil
Company, Inc. of
Illinois, Coconut
Grove, Miami
33, Florida


No. 1 E. L.
Jordan, et al.


PERMIT
No. 246


Center ofNW*
SW1 sec. 18, TIS
R12W, about 7
miles SW of
Fountain


128' Df.

123' Grd.


1956


4 4 4


5000'


Dry and abandoned.
692 sample cuttings from
0 through 5000'.
Schlumberger 390-5004'
Driller's log 0-2860'


3753




ESCAMBIA COUNTY


YEAR
FGS COMPANY or FARM or LOCATION ELEVA- COM- DEPTH REMARKS
No. OWNERS WELL NAME TICN PLETEL_


4150







4091







4161


No. 1 Lee
Daniell


Thomas E.
McMillan and A.
R. Temple,
Brewton, Ala.



Perdido Land
Company,
605 Lincoln Rd.
Miami Beach, Fla.



Zach Brooks
Drilling Company
et al.
P.O. Box 31
El Dorado, Ark.


Center SEISEISZ
NW1 sec. 1, T5N,
R32W, about 4 miles
W of Bryceville



2018' from E line
1760' from S line
Sec. 16, T2S, R31W
about 11 miles W
of Pensacola


1856. 26'S and
783. 74' W of NE
cor. Lot #5, sec.
31, T2S,R31W,
about 8 mi. W of
Pensacola


169' Df.







14' Df.
(Est.)
5' Grd.
(Est.)



33. 1'Df.

23. 1'Grd.


1956







1956







1956


6867'


6244'







12,515


I I i. I


Dry and abandoned.
219 sample cuttings from
0-through 6880'.
Driller's log 0-6867'
Schlumberger 415-6867'


Dry and abandoned.
580 sample cuttings from
0 through 6240'.
Driller's log 0-6244'
Schlumberger 496-6247'


Dry and abandoned.
587 sample cuttings from
6000' through 12,512'.
Driller's log 0-12,515'
Hycalogs, Micrologs,
Induction Electric logs.
Well summary.


PERMIT No.
252


No. 1 Hugh
Cary

PERMIT No.
253


No. 1 Caldwell -
Garvin, et al.
Unit

PERMIT No.
256




GADSDEN COUNTY


YEAR
FGS COMPANY or FARM or LOCATION ELEVA- COM- DEPTH REMARKS
No. OWNERS WELL NAME TION PLE=E.


Sun Oil Company
P.O. Box 186
Tallahassee, Fla.


No. 1 C. K.
Wall

PERMIT No.
245


150'S 60E of
center NE*NE*
sec. 25, T2N, R6W,
about 4 miles SW
of Greensboro


270'Df.

262' Grd.


1956


4218'


Dry and abandoned
191 sample cuttings
from 75' through 4218'
Driller's log 0-4218'
Schlumberger 706'-4223'


3776


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HOLMES COUNTY


YEAR
FGS COMPANY or FARM or LOCATION ELEVA- COM- DEPTH REMARKS
No. OWNERS WELL NAME TION PLETED_


Southeastern
Exploration
Company, Inc.
Slocomb, Ala.


No. 1 J. L.
Jones

PERMIT No.
249


NW NW- sec. 3,
T6N, R17W,
about 6 miles NE
of Dady


__ _ __ _ I -


152'Df.

147.4'
Grd.


1956


4011'


Dry and abandoned.
174 sample cuttings from
0 through 4015'.
Driller's log 0-4005'
Schlumberger 340-4015'


4030





INDIAN RIVER COUNTY


E YEAR
FGS COMPANY or FARM or LOCATION ELEVA- COM- DEPTH REMARKS
No. OWNERS WELL NAME TION PLET__


Amerada
Petroleum
Corporation
P.O. Box 2040
Tulsa, Oklahoma


No. 1 Fondren
Mitchell

PERMIT No.
243


1980' from N line
1980' from W line
Sec. 28, T31S, R35E
about 7 miles NE
of Yeehaw


60' Df.

49' Grd.


1956


9488'


Dry and abandoned.
382 sample cuttings
from 0 through 9488'.
Driller's log 0-9488'
Schlumberger 757-9488'
DST
Baroid location


3783


.5 .I.4






LEE COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or FARM or LOCATION
No. OWNERS WELL NAME


Gulf Oil Corp.
Houston Produc-
tion Division
P.O. Box 638
Laurel, Miss.


No. 2
Consolidated
Naval Stores,
1 mile W of
No. 1

PERMIT No.
250


330' N and W of
SW corner of
Sec. 22, T45S,
R26E, about 12
miles SE of Ft.
Myers


REMARKS


Dry and abandoned.
739 sample cuttings fror
0 through 11,510'.
Driller's log 0-10322'
Schlumberger 1132'-
11, 796'. Induction log
5000'-11,791'
Microlog 5020'-9300'
Gamma Ray-Neutron
400'-11,796'


4165


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LIBERTY COUNTY


YEAR
FGS CO MPANY or FARM or LOCATION ELEVA- COM- DEPTH REMARKS
No. OWNER WELL NAME TION PLET _


Sun Oil Company
P.O. Box 186
Tallahassee, Fla.


St. Joseph
& Develop.
Company


PERMIT No.
248


660' S and 1836' W
of NE corner, sec.
14, TIN, R6W,
about 11 miles E/
NE of Bristol


206'Df.

201.87'
Grd.


1956


4105'


Dry and abandoned.
184 sample cuttings from
115' through 4105'.
Driller's log 0-4105'.
Schlumberger 306-4119'.
DST from 3897' to 3905'.
Microlog


3983


No. 1
Land
ment





ST. LUCIE COUNTY


YEAR
FGS COMPANY or FARM or LOCATION ELEVA COM- DEPTH REMARKS
No. OWNER WELL NAME ITION PLETED


Amerada
Petroleum
Corporation
P.O. Box 2040
Tulsa, Oklahoma


No. 1 Cowles
Magazines, Inc.

PERMIT No.
254


660' from N line
660' from E line
Sec. 19, T36S,
R40E, about 8
miles SW of Ft.
Pierce


31' Df.


Permission to drill
approved Sept. 18, 1956.
Drilling on January 1,
1957.


4086


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SANTA ROSA COUNTY


YEAR
FGS COMPANY or FARM or LOCATION ELEVA- COM- DEPTH REMARKS
No. OWNERS WELL NAME TION PLETEC


r4122










4152


No. 1 State Lease East Bay. From


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







Thomas E.
McMillan and
A. R. Temple,
2302 West Beach
Drive, Biloxi,
Miss.

A. R. Temple
2302 West Beach
Drive, Biloxi,
Miss.


SW cor. SE* sec.
17,go S8748'
E 727'; thence
N2012' E, a
distance of 100'
about 14 miles S of
Milton in Pensacola
Bay, T2S,R28W

Center of SWISE*
Sec. 4, T4N, R30W,
about 4 miles SE
of Bluff Springs



Center of SWI SW-
Sec. 34, T5N, R30W
about 5 miles SE
of Bluff Springs


Sea
level


833

PERMIT No.
251






No. 1 Hicks
Comillion

PERMIT No.
255


No. 2 McDavid
Veneer

PERMIT No.
247


1956


1956







1956


7505'


6948'







6825'


Dry and abandoned.
425 sample cuttings from
130' through 7500'.
Driller's log 75'-7505'
Schlumberger 1014'-7506'






Dry and abandoned.
226 sample cuttings from
0 through 6950'.
Driller's log 0-6948'.
Schlumberger 349'-6950'


Dry and abandoned.
176 sample cuttings
from 0 through 6810'and
2 cores, 6403'-6405'.
Driller's log 0-6825'.
Schlumberger 431'-6832'


189' Df.







90.06'
Df.

82.82'
Grd.


3850





WALTON COUNTY


YEAR
FGS COMPANY or FARM or LOCATION ELEVA- COM- DEPTH REMARKS
No. OWNERS WELL NAME _TION PLETED__


Sun Oil Company
P.O. Box 186
Tallahassee, Fla.


No. 4 Brady
Belcher Interests
Inc.

PERMIT No. 244


660' S and 660' E
of NW cor. sec. 25,
T4N, R21W, about
2 miles SE of
Stella


244'Df.

235'Grd.


1956


5220'


Drr and abandoned
165 sample cuttings
from 0 through 5210'.
Driller's log 0-5210'.
Schlumberger 436'-5223'