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Title: Exploration for oil and gas in Florida
Physical Description: 14 v. : ill., maps. ; 28 cm.
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    1957 supplement to exploration for oil and gas in Florida
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TALLAHASSEE


JANUARY i, 1958


FLORIIDA.




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COUNTIES WHERE GEOPHYSICAL EXPLORATION
WAS CARRIED ON DURING 1957.


Seismograph

Core Drill


Gr avity


FLORIDA

Scale In Miles


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OIL EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES IN FLORIDA

During 1957


By Herman Gunter
Florida Geological Survey
Tallahassee


The decreasing activities in oil exploration in Florida, so evident in

1956, continued through 1957. In 1956 a total of 13 dry holes were

drilled compared to a total of nine drilled in 1957. There were 10

applications for permits to drill during 1957, all of which were granted;

however, one application to drill, in Escambia County, was not activated

promptly and was finally abandoned. Of the eight that were begun in 1957

all were completed except one The Humble Oil and Refining Company's

deep test in Palm Beach County whichon January 3, 1958, was reported

drilling at 9, 089 feet. The total footage drilled during the year was

63, 632 feet. A summary of test drilling data and crude oil production

is shown on page 8.


GEOPHYSICAL AND CORE TESTING

According to information generously supplied the Florida Geological

Survey, geophysical prospecting and core drilling was carried on in 20

counties in 1957. The outline map of the State on the preceding page

shows the counties and the character of work performed in each county.

From the detailed records, it is shown that peninsular Florida received








more attention than did the panhandle portion of the State. According to

records at hand, seven major oil companies reported having done geo-

physical work in Florida during 1957. The breakdown of crew weeks for

the total of 244 weeks is: seismograph, 137; gravity, 55; core drill, 52.

There was also some offshore geophysical work done but records were not

obtained.


SUNNILAND FIELD

Florida as yet has only one oil field, the Sunniland, in Collier County,

discovered September 26, 1943. Originally this field had a total of 13

producing wells and so carefully has this small field been regulated that

even after more than 14 years only two wells have been abandoned because

of progressive reduction in production. Furthermore, a remarkable

uniformity in monthly output has been maintained. The Humble Oil and

Refining Company deserves commendation for their efficient supervision

over this field located in an entirely new area.

There are 11 producing wells all on pump. The last flowing well was

placed on pump in 1953. The producing zone is a porous limestone termed

the Sunniland of Lower Cretaceous age, penetrated at a depth of about

11,500 feet. The total production for 1957 was 459,612 barrels; or an

average of about 1260 barrels per day. From the field, the oil is moved

by tank trucks to Port Everglades just south of Ft. Lauderdale, where

tankers transport it to refineries in northeastern United States.



















-o-Permits obtained prior to 1957,
tests completed in 1957---------------- 4

-0- Permits obtained in 1956, tests
completed in 1957--------------------- 1

-+Permits obtained in 1957, tests
completed in 1957--------------------- 8

o Permits obtained in 1957, tests
not completed January 1, 1958 --------- 1

x Location abandoned ----------------------- 1


SUNNILAND FIELD


FLORIDA

Seal In Miles g e


APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF EXPLORATORY DRILLING ACTIVITY DURING 1957














PRODUCTION OF OIL (BARRELS) FROM HUMBLE OIL & REFINING COMPANY'S SUNNILAND FIELD,
COLLIER COUNTY, FROM SEPTEMBER 26. 1943, THROUGH DECEMBER 31, 1957


Month 1943 1944 1945 1946 1947 1948 1949 1950 1951 1952 1953 1954 1955 1956 1957

Jan. 2,108 --- 3,899 7,464 25,149 37,695 32,095 47,845 52,331 45,375 46,067 40,618 43,246 39,558

Feb. 1,404 402 3,454 5,203 22,853 32,617 26,091 43,543 50,487 40,821 41,985 35,900 38,664 34,447

Mar. 1,100 581 2,982 18,795 25,688 38,880 31,963 48,613 51,708 46,609 47,930 38,436 42,985 37,813

Apr. 1,054 403 4,151 16,362 23,597 42,859 31,136 49,990 52,385 43,673 38,357 38,278 40,542 38,277

May 1,115 725 6,776 20,440 21,266 39,756 28,146 49,288 52,629 46,244 47,152 40,900 41,054 41,629

June 822 4,110 7,676 31,065 24,092 39,956 47,649 49,823 49,520 43,260 42,695 37,746 38,427 36,007

July 1,123 5,700 6,450 31,395 25,543 44,070 46,740 54,499 47,352 46,912 45,740 42,184 41,028 38,552

Aug. 957 4,455 4,160 31,021 24,011 44,764 50,578 50,294 49,863 48,020 46,403 42,385 39,996 38,847
Discov.
Sept. Date 516 2,775 6,544 28,431 22,475 31,437 48,130 49,609 45,908 45,093 42,654 40,611 38,113 38,072
9/26/43_____
Oct. 648 609 2,976 --- 22,445 27,003 28,634 45,715 51,725 46,350 45,529 42,941 41,959 39,424 38,510

Nov. 643 581 2,666 2,408 23,948 20,331 31,054 52,813 48,008 45,357 44,694 41,453 42,354 37,814 38,764

Dec. 2,741 449 2,717 8,384 22,776 29,213 29,998 44,965 52,806 47,965 45,054 42,845 41,994 39,088 39,136

Total 4,032 11,838 27,510 56,884 259,345 291,221 441,720 486,021 596,043 591,855 541,284 526,222 483,365 480.381 459,612
Cumu-
lative
Prod.
Barrels 4,032 15,870 43,380 100,264 359,619 650,830 1,092,550 1,578,571 2,174,614 2,766,469 3,307,753 3,833,975 4,317,340 4,797,721 5,257,333











COMPLETION OF. WELLS DRILLED BY R. E. SKINNER


Three wells in Pinellas County given permits to drill in 1945, 1951

and 1953 respectively, and one in Pasco County assigned a permit in

1954, have by special request of Mr. Skinner been kept intermittently

active during the years. The latter part of 1957, however, Mr. Skinner

decided the tests had yielded the information desired and applied for

permission to plug.


PERMITS OBTAINED IN 1945, 1951,
1953, 1954, AND PLUGGED IN 1957

Pasco County

R. E. Skinner and Webb C. Clarke
No. 1 Boyd-Mitchell Unit No. 1, about 6 miles east of Tarpon
Springs, 603' depth. Completed as a water well.

Pinellas County

R. E. Skinner
No. 1 Hancock-Powell Unit No. 1, about 4 miles east of Tarpon
Springs, 3510' depth. Dry and abandoned.

R. E. Skinner
No. 1 J. A. Boyd, Block 7, about 6 miles southeast of Tarpon
Springs, 3563' depth. Dry and abandoned.

R. E. Skinner
No. 1 J. A. Boyd Estate, about 8 miles southeast of Tarpon
Springs, 4620' depth. Dry and abandoned.











SUMMARY OF EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES DURING 1957
(For details see tables beginning on p. 9)


PERMITS OBTAINED IN 1956
TESTS COMPLETED IN 1957 AS DRY HOLES

St. Lucie County

Amerada Petroleum Corporation
No. 1 Cowles Magazines, Inc., about 8 miles southwest of
Ft. Pierce, 5474' depth. Dry and abandoned.


PERMITS OBTAINEDIN 1957
TESTS COMPLETED AS DRY HOLES

Bay County

A. W. Williams Drilling Company, Inc.
No. 1 E. L. Jordan, about 4- miles southwest of Fountain,
4610' depth. Dry and abandoned.

Calhoun County

A. W. Williams Drilling Company, Inc.
No. 1 E. L. Jordan, et al., about 6 miles west of Clarksville,
4650' depth. Dry and abandoned.

Escambia County

D. Thomason
No. 1 J. Hare, about 1 mile northwest of Century, 6900' depth.
Dry and abandoned.

D. Thomason
No. 1 Leon Jones, et al., about mile east of Quintette. Location
abandoned May 7, 1957.

Holmes County

Southeastern Exploration Company, Inc.
No. 1 C. A. Hobbs, Jr., and Ray Gillis, about 2- miles northeast
of Dady, 8515' depth. Dry and abandoned.

A. W. Williams Drilling Company, Inc.
No. 1 C. D. Chapman, about 4 miles west of Pitts, 4750' depth.
Dry and abandoned.











Okaloosa County


A. W. Williams Drilling Co., Inc.
No. 1 Brady Belcher Interests, Inc., about 2 miles north of
Deerland, 5475' depth. Dry and abandoned.

St. Lucie County

Amerada Petroleum Corporation
No.ACowles Magazines, Inc., about 8 miles southwest of
Ft. Pierce, 12,748' depth. Slight show of oil reported at
12, 114-12, 138'. Dry and abandoned.

Santa Rosa County

Sinclair Oil and Gas Company
No. 1 Fisher Estate, about 2 miles southeast of Harold,
6895' depth. Dry and abandoned.


PERMITS OBTAINED IN 1957
NOT COMPLETED ON JANUARY 1, 1958

Palm Beach County

Humble Oil and Refining Company
No. 1 State Lease 1004, about 45 miles west of Deerfield.
Permission to drill approved October 29, 1957.











SUMMARY

Permits to drill obtained in 1956,
teats completed in 1957 as dry holes---------------------- 1

Permits obtained and wells completed
in 1957 as dry holes------------------------------------- 9

Permits obtained in 1957, not
completed on January 1, 1958---------------------------- 1


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

TOTAL FOOTAGE DRILLED IN 1957------------------- 63, 632


Production of Oil (Barrels) from Sunniland
Field for the year 1957--------------------------- 459,612

CUMULATIVE PRODUCTION OF OIL (BARRELS)
1943-1957-------------------------------------- 5,257,333





BAY COUNTY


FGS COMPANY OR FARM OR. ELEVA- COM-
NO. GCVNER fvELL NAME LC CATION TION PLETEI DEPTH REMARKS

''-4178 A. VW. Viilliams No. 1 E. L. Center of NW- SW- 130'DF Jan.25, 4610' Dry and abandoned.
Drilling Company Jordan sec. 31, TIN, 1957 212 sample cuttings
Inc., Box 314 R12%i, about 4- 125.8' from 0 through 4610'
Mobile, Alabama PERMIT No. 257 miles I W of GRD. Schlumberger 363-
Fountain 4612'. Driller's log
0-4610'.









CALHOUN COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or FARM or ELEVA- COM-
NO. OVvNERS WELL NAME LOCATION TION PLETED DEPTH : REMARKS

.i-4498 A. ,i. Williams No. 1 E. L. 660' FNL, 600'FEL 102'DF Dec.6, 4650' Dry and abandoned.
Drilling Company Jordan, et al. of NE+ NE- sec. 12 1957 244 sample cuttings
Inc. T1S, R11W, about 97.3' from 0 through 4660'.
Box 314 PERMIT No. 266 6 miles W of GRD Schlumberger 400-
Mobile, Alabama Clarksville 4600'. Driller's log
0-4650'.





ESCAMBIA COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or FARM or ELEVA. COM-
NO. OWNER WELL NAME LOCATION TION PLETED DEPTH REMARKS


D. Thomason
Beck Bldg.
Shreveport, La.


D. Thomason
C/o Jett Drilling
Company, Inc.
P.O. Box 1832
Shreveport, La.


W-4312


No. 1
J. Hare

PERMIT No. 263













No. 1
Leon Jones, et al.,

PERMIT No. 264


96'DF

86'GRD


May b,
1957
i


I i


6900'


Center SW NWWI
sec. 6, T5N,R30W
about 1 mile NW
of Century













Center SW- NE-
sec. 25, T2N,
R31W, about
X mile E of
Quintette


Dry and abandoned.
221 sample cuttings
from 0 through 6920'
Schlumberger 400-
6900'. Driller's log
0-6900'.










Location abandoned
May 7, 1957




HOLMES COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or FARM or ELEVA- COM-
NO. OWNER WELL NAME LOCATION TION PLETED DEPTH REMARKS


"' -4347

















W -4239


Southeastern
Exploration
Company, Inc.
(Murray Traub
and
Jim Jones)
Slocomb,
Alabama









A. "W. Wiilliams
Drilling Com-
pany, Inc.
Box 314
Mobile, Alabama


No. 1
C. A. Hobbs, Jr.
and Ray Gillis

PERMIT No. 261













No. 1
C. D. Chapman

PERMIT No. 260


Center of NEI SE-
sec. 18, T6N,R17W
about 21 miles NE
of Dady














660' from Vi line,
460' N of S line,
SE NE* sec. 27,
T7N, R17W, about
4 miles W of
Pitts


159DF

150'
GRD














187'DF

183'
GRD


I I I _a L .


April 19,
1957
















March 14,
1957


8515'

















4750'


Dry and abandoned.
302 sample cuttings
from 0 through 8480'.
Schlumberger 580-
8518'. Driller's log
0-8515'. Application
to reopen and further
test this well was ap-
proved. Results
disappointing. Ran
Schlumberger 580-
3442' and replugged.
Took 12 sidewall cores
3000-3900'. N.S.


Dry and abandoned.
235 sample cuttings
from 0 through 4700'.
Schlumberger 518-
4027'. Driller's log
0-4750'.




OKALOOSA COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or FARM or ELEVA- COM-
NO. OWNER Vv ELL NAME LOCATION TION PLETED D.EPI: REMARKS

W-4201 A. W. Williams No. 1 Center SWI SW- 172'DF Feb. 20 5475' Dry and abandoned.
Drilling Company Brady Belcher, sec. 11. T3N, 1957 271 sample cuttings
Inc. Interests, Inc. R21W, about 2 168'GRD from 0-5460'.
Box 314 miles N of Deerlan< Schlumberger 380-
Mobile, Alabama PERMIT No. 258 5501'.
Driller's log 0-5475'.








PALM BEACH COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or FARM or ELEVA- COM-
NO. OWNER WELL NAME LOCATION TION PLETED DEPIH REMARKS

Humble Oil and No. 1 Center SW- sec. 2, 31' D Drilling at depth of
Refining Company State Lease 1004 T48S, R35E, 9089' on Jan. 2, 1958
P. O. Box 626 Seminole Area about 45 miles V First show of oil re-
New Orleans, of Deerfield ported in core at
Louisiana PERMIT No. 265 5295-5298'. Other
show reported at
5348-5352'.





ST. LUCIE COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or FARM or ELEVA- COM-
NO. OWNER WELL NAME LOCATION TION PLETED DEPT_ REMARKS


W -4086


















W -4323


Magazines,


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












Amerada
Petroleum
Corporation
P.O. Box 2040
Tulsa 2,
Oklahoma


No. 1
Cowles
Inc.


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












Approximately
center SE- NE+
sec. 19, T36S,
R40E, about
8 miles SW of
Ft. Pierce


31'DF


















31. 7'DF


Jan. 14,
1957

















July 21,
1957


I I I


5474'


















12,748


Dry and abandoned.
148 sample cuttings
from 1120' through
5470'.
Schlumberger electric
log 2574-5159';-later-
log 4115-5110';
microlog 4115-5128';
gamma-ray neutron.
Driller's log 0-5474'.







Dry and abandoned.
1036 sample cuttings
from 120' through
12, 734' and 494'dores
4770' through-12, 748'
Schlumberger 3445-
12, 736'. Driller's log
0-12, 748'.
Very slight SO @
12,114-12,138'.


PERMIT No. 254













No. 2
Cowles Magazines,
Inc.

PERMIT No. 259





SANTA ROSA COUNTY


I I 4 4 I_ .1


COMPANY or
OWNER


Sinclair Oil and
Gas Company
P. O. Box 99
Jackson, Miss.


FARM or
WELL NAME


LOCATION


ELEVA-
TION


COM-
PLETED


DEPTH


I 4 I 4 4 1


No. 1
Fisher Estate

PERMIT No. 262


Center SEN NW-i
sec. 28, T2N,
R26W, about
2 miles SE of
Harold


143' GRI


SApril 5,
1957


6895'


___________________ J __________________ I. ___________________ 1 .


REMARKS


Dry and abandoned.
375 sample cuttings
from 100' through
6912'.
Schlumberger 800-
6896'. Driller's log
0-6895'.
Seven cores 6200-
6736'.


FGS
NO.


W-424E





PASCO COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or FARM or ELEVA- COM-
NO. OWNER ViLLL NAME LOCATION TION PLETED DEPTH REMARKS

R. E. Skinner and No. 1 820'E, 90'N, of 37'GRD Aug. 15, 603' This well was com-
Viebb C. Clarke Boyd-Mitchell SW corner sec. 31, 1957 pleted as a water well
P. O. Box 2939 Unit #1 T265,R17E, about and so approved on
Tampa 1, Florida 6 miles E of Aug. 26, 1957.
PLRMIT No. 190 Tarpon Springs Driller's log 0-603'.
No schlumberger.








PINELLAS COUNTY


FGS COMPANY or FARM or ELEVA- COM-
NO. OVY NER WELL NAME LOCATION TION PLETED DEPTH REMARKS

R. E. Skinner No. 1 125'5, 125'E, of 26' GRD Sept. 20, 3510' Dry and abandoned.
P.O. Box 2939 Hancock-Powell NW corner SW- 1957 No samples.
Tampa, Florida Unit #1 sec. 10, T27S, No schlumberger.
R16E, about Driller's log 160-
PERMIT No. 170 4 miles E of 3505'.
Tarpon Springs




PINELLAS COUNTY (continued)


FGS COMPANY or FARM or ELEVA- COM-
SNO. OWNER 11 ELL NAME LOCATION TION PLETED DEPT_ REMARKS


W-2144


R. E. Skinner
P. O. Box 2939
Tampa, Florida














R. E. Skinner
P. O. Box 2939
Tampa, Florida


No. 1
J. A. Boyd
Block 7

PERMIT No. B-3











rIo. 1
J. A. Boyd
estate

PERMIT No. 131


700' S, 200' Wv of
NE corner NE* SE-
sec. 34, T27S,
R16E, about
6 miles SE of
Tarpon Springs










500.5' N, 167'W
of SE corner of
SE* NW- sec. 1,
T 28S, R16E, about
8 miles SE of
Tarpon Springs


18'GRD
















22'GRD


Oct. 15,
1957















Sept. 26
1957


3563'















4620'


Dry and abandoned.
Temporary discon-
tinuance approved
April 14, 1953.
Finally plugged
Oct. 15, 1957. '
410 sample cuttings
from 714' through
3563'. Driller's log
6-3563'. No
schlumberger.




Dry and abandoned.
410 sample cuttings
from 714' through
3563'. No schlum-
berger. Driller's
log 0-4620'.










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