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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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FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY

1-958
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(REVISED)


EXPLORATM JON


FOR OIL C GAG

BY


JIN LOR JDA


KOBERT 0 VERNON, DIRECTOR
AND
CHAKLES W. H ENDKY, GEOLOGIST

-TALLAA 'LOR JDA
APRJ L 30D;199











OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES IN FLORIDA

During 1958


By
Robert 0. Vernon & C.W. Hendry, Jr.


Eight permits to drill were issued in Florida by the State Board of

Conservation in 1958, including one to deepen an old well. Seven wells were

Completed during the year, all being dry and abandoned. These were located

in Glades, Lee, Okaloosa, Palm Beach, Walton and two in Santa Rosa. The

total footage of drilling of 67, 705 feet indicates a continued decline of activity

over previous years. With the exception of scattered oil shows, little in the

way of encouragement has been produced in the State since the discovery and

development of the Sunniland Oil field in Collier County in 1943 and the excite-

ment of the discovery and disappointment in the decline of the Pollard Alabama

oil field. However, oil exploration personnel feel that the extension of the

Citronelle Field in Alabama in practically all directions, and the very high

rate of successful completions in the field will reopen interest in the Lower

Cretaceous beds to the south that will possibly carry into Panhandle Florida.

Three wells drilled in the Peninsula, The Amerada-Lykes Brothers,

The Humble-Consolidated-State, and The Humble-State Lease 1004 produced

shows of oil from the Lower Cretaceous. Each of these wells were tested and

i The Humble-Consolidated-State in one drill-stem test, had 90 feet of 24.5

degree oil, 2130 feet of gas and 120 feet of mud.











No shows were present in the four wells completed in the Panhandle

but the deep test in Walton County, the Pan-American-Sealy well, will be most

important in correlating the stratigraphy of the Lower Cretaceous of the Pan-

handle with that of the producing sections of Alabama and Mississippi.

Four of the seven completions in Florida were seismic locations, one

subsurface, and two were non-technical lease commitments. Probably the

most encouraging petroleum activity was the increased geophysical and core-

hole evaluation program. Thirteen of the 67 counties were prospected, nine

of which were in the Peninsula, see figure 1. One core-drill crew, one gravity,

and three seismic crews were active throughout the year and at one time, nine

were operating. A total of 169 crew weeks of seismic work, (including 77

weeks of offshore work), 52 weeks of core-drill, and 62 weeks of gravity work

were completed. The greatest total crew-weeks were expended in Hendry,

Lee and Collier, and core-drill activity was concentrated in Hendry, Charlotte

and Sarasota counties.

Although the exploration in Florida during 1958 discovered no new

production and no attempt was made to extend the one field in Collier County,

the drill-stem tests recovered brines in Glades County that analyzed 88, 000

parts per million and in Lee County that analyzed 160, 000 parts. These should

be important sources of magnesium, bromides and other salts and metallic

elements.








0


-*--TESTS COMMENCED 1957,COMPLETED 1958
+TESTS COMMENCED AND COMPLETED 1958
TESTS COMMENCED 1958, DRILLING
JANUARY 1959

GEOPHYSICAL PROSPECTING


GRAVITY METER
CORE DRILL
SEISMOGRAPH


SUNNILAND FIELD


APPROXIMATE LOCATIONS OF
GEOPHYSICAL AND EXPLORATORY
DRILLING ACTIVITIES o.........o
DURING 1958


Figure 1.












OIL PRODUCTION


Florida's one small oil field produced by the Humble Oil and Refining

Company at Sunniland, Florida, figure 1, was not developed further in 1958.

Eleven wells, seven on land of the Gulf Coast Realities Corporation and four

on land of Lee Tidewater Cypress Lumber Company "B", produced 445,886

barrels of oil for the year, and a cumulative total, September 26, 1943 through

December 31, 1958, of 5, 703, 219 barrels. All wells are on pump, and are

being produced slowly and conservatively to obtain the greatest recovery of oil

possible through wise petroleum engineering management.

The producing zone is the "Sunniland limestone" pay zone, a reef

porosity present over a slight dome, possibly associated with regional struc-

tural adjustment and bounding normal faults. The producing horizon is Lower

Cretaceous and a typical stratigraphic section and electric log at the pay zone

is shown in figure 2.

It has been estimated that the total area that has proved productive of

oil in Florida is 1, 920 acres. The total area under lease for oil and gas in

non-productive areas as of January 1, 1959, is slightly less than 16, 100, 000

acres.






TRINITY


4


11.300

11,400

11,500

11,600 %


SUNNILAND


PAY ZONE


S11,700 __

11,800

HUMBLE NO.15
GULF COAST REALTIES CORP.
SECT.12 T48S R29E
COLLIER COUNTY


Figure Z.


11,100

E
11.200


i


r


11" -200


EQUIVALENT









SUMMARY OF EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES DURING 1958


TESTS COMMENCED IN 1957,
COMPLETED IN 1958

Palm Beach County

Humble Oil and Refining Company
No. 1 State Lease 1004
12, 810 feet deep. Dry and abandoned.


TESTS COMMENCED AND COMPLETED IN 1958

Glades County

Amerada Petroleum Corporation
No. 1 Lykes Brothers, Inc.
10, 993 feet deep. Dry and abandoned.

Lee County

Humble Oil and Refining Company
No. 1 Consolidated Naval Stores State
11, 898 feet deep. Dry and abandoned.

Okaloosa County


J.R. Sealy
No. 1
6, 132


Belcher Britton Estate
feet deep. Dry and abandoned.


Santa Rosa County


Plymouth Oil
No. 1
6, 915


Company R.L. Esterbrook
Chester F. Ellis et al
feet deep. Dry and abandoned.


Haynes B. Ownby
No. 1 Ada B. Harrison
7, 005 feet deep. Dry and abandoned.








V/alton County


Pan American Petroleum Corporation
No. 1 J.R. Sealy
11,952 feet deep. Dry and abandoned.


TESTS COMMENCED IN 1958,
NOT COMPLETED JANUARY 1, 1959

Hillsborough County

Sumner Oil Ltd.
No. 1 Julian Sumner

Pinellas County

S.V.. Barnett and WV. C. McLean (formerly R.E. Skinner)
No. 1 Hancock-Powell Unit
Old V.ell Workover












SUMMARY


Wells commenced in 1957
completed in 1958

Wells commenced and
completed in 1958

Wells commenced in 1958
not completed January 1, 1959

TOTAL FOOTAGE OF COMPLETED
WELLS DRILLED IN 1957

TOTAL FOOTAGE OF COMPLETED
WELLS DRILLED IN 1958

Production of oil (barrels) from Sunniland
Field for the year 1958

CUMULATIVE PRODUCTION OF OIL (BARRELS)
1943-1958


1


6


2


63, 632


67,705


445, 886


5,703,219





GLADES COUNTY


COMPANY OR FARM OR D.F. ELEV./
DATE OWNER WELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMARKS

Comm. Amerada #l Lykes NW/4, NE/4 54/10991 Dry Hole. Plugged 7-19-58
5-13-58 Petroleum Bros., Inc. Sec.1, T41S, Upper Cretaceous 5598
Corporation R30E Lower Cretaceous 7542
Sunniland 10720
Logs:
Driller's log
Electrical log
Laterolog
Microlog
Gamma Ray-Neutron log
Baroid log
F.G.S. No. W-4750


HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

COMPANY OR FARM OR D.F. ELEV./
DATE OWNER WV/ELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMARKS

Comm. Sumner Oil Ltd. I1 Julian SE/4, NE/4 unknown Drilling January 1, 1959.
8-24-58 Sumner Sec.30, T31S, No information on progress.
R20E





LEE COUNTY


COMPANY OR FARM OR D.F. ELEV./
DATE OWNER WELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMAR CS

Comm. Humble Oil & 1l Consolidated 1017' S & 47/11898 Dry Hole. Plugged 12-7-58
9-1-58 Refining Co. Naval Stores- 1784' E of Upper Cretaceous 5609
State NW corner Lower Cretaceous 8368
Sec. 16, T46S, Sunniland 11578
R27E Logs:
Driller's log
Laterolog
F.G.S. No. WV-4839






o OKAI OOSA COUNTY

COMPANY OR FARM OR D.F. ELEV./
DATE OWNER WELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMAR KS

Comm. J.R. Sealy #1 Belcher- SE/4, SV./4, 227/6132 Dry Hole. Plugged 3-2-58
2-22-58 Britton Estate Sec. 10, T3N, Upper Cretaceous 3141
R22W Lower Tuscaloosa- 5180
Lower Cretaceous- 5501
Logs:
Driller's log
Electrical log
F.G.S. No. ,7-4576





PALM BEACH COUNTY


COMPANY OR FARM OR D.F. ELEV. /
DATE OWNER TELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMAR .S

Comm. Humble Oil & #1 State Lease Center SVV/4 31/12810 Dry Hole. Plugged 3-18-58
10-29-5' Refining Co. No. 1004 Sec.2,T48S, Upper Cretaceous 5295
R35E Lower Cretaceous 8197
Sunniland 11430
Logs:
Driller's log
Electrical log
F.G.S. No. 7-4661




- PINELLAS COUNTY

COMPANY OR FARM OR D.F. ELEV./
DATE OWNER T. ELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMAR :S

S.W.Barnett & #1 Hancock NT/4,SV: /4, Old VWell '7ork Over
T'. C.McLean Powell Unit Sec. 10, T27S, Began clean out 9-4-58
(formerly R16E F.G.S. No. W-4505
R.E.Skinner)







SANTA ROSA COUNTY


COMPANY OR FARM OR .F. ELEV./
DATE OWNER TVELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMARKS


Plymouth Oil Co.
R.L. Esterbrook










Haynes B.
Ownby Drilling
Company et al


#1 Chester F.
Ellis et al










# Ada B.
Harrison


NE/4, N.W/4
Sec. 23, T4N,
R29V.









S'.-/4, NV.W/4,
Sec. 11, T4N,
R30V.


174/6915


Comm.
7-31-58










Comm.
8-26-58


h I _________ I ___________ I


Dry Hole. Plugged 8-16-58.
Upper Cretaceous 3755
Lower Tiscaloosa- 6288
Lower Cretaceous- ?6654
Logs:
Induction- electrical log
Driller's log
F.G.S. No. W-4719



Dry Hole. Plugged 9- 8- 58.
Upper Cretaceous 3907
Lower Tuscaloosa- 6492
Lower Cretaceous- ?6729
Logs:
Induction-electrical log
Microlog
Driller's log
F.G.S. No. W-4771


247/6996







WALTON COUNTY


- -




1*'^


COMPANY OR FARM OR D.F.ELEV./
DATE O~'NER WELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMARKS

Comm. Pan American #1 J.R. Sealy SE/4, SE/4, 99/11946 Dry Hole. Plugged 5-19-58.
4-8-58 Petroleum Corp. Sec. 9, T15, Upper Cretaceous 3047
R18V7 Lower Tuscaloosa 4946
Lower Cretaceous- ?5086
Logs:
Microlog
Induction-electrical log
Driller's log
F.G.S. No. .,'-4701


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