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STATE OF FLORIDA
STATE BOARD OF CONSERVATION
DIVISION OF GEOLOGY

FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY
Robert 0. Vernon, Director





INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42






SUMMARY OF FLORIDA PETROLEUM
PRODUCTION AND EXPLORATION
IN 1962



By
Clarence Babcock














TALLAHASSEE


1964







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AGRI-
CULTURAL
LIBRARY


Completed manuscript received
April 8, 1963
Printed by the Florida Geological Survey
Tallahassee.











TABLE OF CONTENTS



Page
Sunniland field ........................ .. .. . 1
Drilling activity ... .... ..... ..... ..... ..... ...... . 1
Production ............... ........................ 8
Pressures ........ ......... ............... . 8
Energy for water drive .............................. 8
Salt water encroachment .............................. 10
Exploration ............................... ... .. . 10
Gadsden County ............................ ........ 10
Monroe County Offshore .................... ..... 11
Santa Rosa County ................................ 11
Land ... ... ........................................ .. . 13
Florida mainland ......... ..... .. .... .............. ... . 13
Florida offshore ..... .... .. ... ........ .......... .. 14
Geophysics ... ... ................................... 15
Bibliography ......................... ............... 21
Appendix .......................... ................ 23




ILLUSTRATIONS

Figure
1 Florida petroleum exploration and production, 1962 . . . . 2
2 Location map of Sunniland field . . . . . . . . . . . 3
3 Marquesas area wells ............................ . 12
4 Offshore Florida state leases, December 31, 1962.. . . . ..... 16

Table
1 Sunniland field production and structural statistics . . . . . 4
2 Structural and thickness comparisons of the producing intervals in
Sunniland field wells ............................. 6
3 Sunniland field pressures and fluid levels . . . . . . . . 9
4 Geophysical activity in Florida in 1962 . . . . . . ..... 17
5 Crew weeks of geophysical activity in Florida, 1941-61, inclusive. 18













SUMMARY OF FLORIDA PETROLEUM
PRODUCTION AND EXPLORATION
IN 1962

By
Clarence Babcock



SUNNILAND FIELD


DRILLING ACTIVITY

Activity in 1962 in the Sunniland field, operated by the Humble
Oil and Refining Company, and located in Collier County, Florida, as
shown in figure 1, has been greater than for any year since 1949. Two
new wells have been drilled and completed as producers; also, a permit
has been issued for the deepening of an old well. These tests, together
with ciher wells in the immediate area of the. Sunniland field, are shown
on figure 2, a location map.

Production in the Sunniland field is from a fossiliferous carbonate
section occurring in the upper part of the middle member of the Sunniland
formation of Lower Cretaceous Trinity Age, as defined in Raasch's type
section (1954, p. 8). Production and structural statistics on field wells
which have produced commercial quantities of oil from this section,
including the two wells drilled in 1962, are presented in table 1, which
reveals the following facts: (1) Most of the 16 Sunniland field wells
have been good producers, with one well producing about 1 1/3 million
barrels of oil, while two other wells have produced almost a million
barrels each; (2) the last two columns of this table show that generally
less water is produced from wells that are structurally high than from
wells that are structurally low; also, the percentage of salt water pro-
duction by individual wells has increased markedly; (3) since all of
the wells produce large percentages of salt water at the present time,
it is inferred that most of the production is from a gradational zone rather
than from above a sharp oil-water contact.









FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY


Caompatd during 1962
-all olup4ed and abandaMd
~leAppendix I tr well data)


SUNNILAND FIELD
D|scovard: S4ptlmbr 26.1943
Cumulata production to Januory 1.1963
7.247.361 boresI
(S.e Figur Z for ltaotons within the field
of two n.ew produce comaplitd In 19621



FORTY-MILE BEND FIELD
Dlascovnd FIDuari 26.1954
Abandoned: Septelber 1955
Conalatth production:
32.688 barns


A OX 0 o I 2 S 0 0E

APPROXIMATE SCALE


MARQUESAS AREA
(SFligure 3 tor lootions Oand w11 data)


88- 87r 86* 85* 84e 83 82 81a







Figure 1. Florida petroleum exploration and production, 1962.


241






INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42


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GULF COAST
REALTIES CORP.






GULF COAST LEE TIDEWATER GULF COAST GULF COAST
REALTIES CORP. CYPRESS LUMBER REALTIES CORP. REALTIES CORP.
7 Co.

1i r3 B-3 61
1R1B-5


GULF COAST GULF COAST GULF COAST GULF COAST
REALTIES CORP. REALTIES CORP. REALTIES CORP. REALTIES CORP.
13
*6 X|4
23 24 19 1| 2) 18



GULF COAST GULF COAST
REALTIES CORP. REALTIES CORP.

26 25 30 29 28







35 36 31 2 33




0 PRODUCING WELL
m PRODUCING WELL
(COMPLETED. 1962)
X ABANDONED WELL
SDRY HOLE


Figure 2.. Location map of Sunniland field.





Table 1, Sunniland Field Production and Structural Statistics


Production test Accumulated production
Initial production Sept. 1962 (to Oct. 1, 196Z)1 Top of
Percent Percent Bble, Percent Sunniland markers
Farm and no. BOPD BS and W BOPD Salt water Bbls, oil salt water salt water (feet)


Gulf Coast Realties
Corporation wells
(arranged In order
of structural elev.)
No. 18 Pump 178.7
11 Flow 120
13 Flow 395
4 Pump 257
14 Flow 190
8 Flow 527
6 Flow 225
10 Flow 175
5 Flow 518
9 Minor
1 Pump 97
Total lease

Lee Tidewater
Cypress Lumber
Co. "B" (arranged
in order of struc-
tural elev.)
No. 5 Pump 109
4 Flow 437
3 Flow 447
1 Flow 137
2 Flow 519
Total lease


11.1 (Completed Oct. 18, 1962)
1.0 Pump 180 7 656,050
.4 Pump 206 36 868,810
18.0 (Abandoned in 1957) 190,000
1,2 Pump 45 74 399,398
.4 (Shut in)3 714,605
Trace Pump 215 48 1,390,093
1. 8 Pump 51 50 385,706
.3 Pump 71 77 440,571
(Abandoned in 1948) 81
81.4 (Abandoned in 1947) 21,463
5,066,777


None
0.3
.4
3.7
1.2


Pump 261
Pump 20
Pump 53
Pump 9


Total field


212,142
360,703
1,460,000
259,283
945,887
774,923
145,421
628,257
701
437,250
5,224,567


(Completed Dec. 18, 1962)
42 906,409 155,416 15
96 357,087 822,657 70
62 577,001 403,910 41
98 275,698 785, 132 74
2,116,196 2,167,115 50

7,182,972 7,391,682 51


11,527 (-11,493)
11,531 (-11,501)
11,541 (-11,502)
11,544 (-11,506)
11,537 (-11,507)
11,545 (-11,516)
11,548 (-11,517)
11,549 (-11,519)
11,551 (-11,520)
11,564 (-11,535)
11,582 (-11,548)


11,540 (-11,503)
11,548 (-11,514)
11,548 (-11,514)
11,556 (-11,517)
11,561 (.11, 521)


Field discovered in September, 1943.
3Middle member of the Sunniland formation as defined in Raasch's type section (1954, p. 8).
Shut in on March 12, 1962.





INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42


The highlights and background of the activity connected with
drilling in 1962 in the Sunniland field follows:

The Humble Oil and Refining Company, No. 5 Gulf Coast Realties
Corporation.well, according to permit no. 51 dated November 27, 1962,
will be deepened from 11,578 feet to a proposed depth of 11,700 feet.
The bottom of the Chamid zone, which is the lower of the two zones
containing intervals which have produced in the field, should be reached
at a depth of about 11,628 feet.

It is shown in table 1 that in this well the top of the middle member
of the Sunniland formation occupies a relatively low structural position
as compared with other Sunniland field wells.

This well originally was completed on May 24, 1947, in the open
hole from 11,562 to 11,578 feet (-11,531 to -11,547 feet, subsea). Initial
flowing production (table 1) was 518 barrels of 250 API (American
Petroleum Institute) gravity oil, and 0.3 percent BS&W (basic sediment
and water) through a /4-inch choke. Accumulated production to October 1,
1962, was 440,571 barrels of oil, with 59 percent (or 628,257 barrels)
of the fluid recovery being salt water. During the production test of
September 1962 the well pumped 71 BOPD (barrels oil per day) with
77 percent of the fluid recovery being salt water.

The Humble Oil and Refining Company, No. 18 Gulf Coast Realties
Corporation well is a new producer which occupies an infield location
between four other Gulf Coast Realties Corporation producers separated
from the No. 18 well by distances ranging from about one-third to one-half
mile. In these surrounding wells production has been obtained for periods
of 12 to 15 years.

Recovery on a pumping test of the No.18 well through 2-inch tubing
from a perforated interval in the Sunniland field Chamid zone at 11,585 to
11,589 feet (-11,551 to -11,555 feet,subsea) was:
178.7 BOPD (19.60 API corrected gravity)
19.8 barrels BS&W (158,500 ppm [parts per million ]chloride)
Some gas

As shown on table 2 the No. 1.8 Gulf Coast Realties Corporation
well is structurally the highest well in the Sunniland field. Despite this
fact, however, the top of the perforations in this well is lower by amounts
ranging from 2 to 18 feet than the bottom of the perforated or open-hole
interval in any well in the field, with the exception of the No. 1 and No. 4






Table 2, Structural and Thicknesn Comparisons of the Producing
Intervals in Sunniland Field Wells


Structural top of
Sunniland marker
Farm and no, (feet)


Gulf Coast Realties Corporation wells
(arranged in order of structural elev.)
No. 18
11
13
4
14
8
6
10
5
9
1
Lee Tidewater Lumber Company "B"
wells (arranged in order of structural
elev.)
No. 5


11,527 (-11,493)
11, 531 (-11,501)
11,541 (-11,502)
11,544 (-11,506)
11,537 (-11,507)
11,545 (-11,516)
11,548 (-11,517)
11,549 (-11,519)
11,551 (-11,520)
11,564 (-11,535)
11,582 (-11,548)



11,540 (-11,503)
11,548 (-11,514)
11,548 (-11,514)
11,556 (-11,517)
11, 561 (-11,521)


Producing interval


Type completion


Perforated
Open hole
Open hole
Open hole
Open hole
Perforated
Open hole
Open hole
Open hole
Not available
Open hole



Perforated
Open hole
Open hole
Open hole
Open hole


Top and bottom
in feet subsea
(thickness)



-11,551 to -11,555 (4)
-11, 520 to -11,543 (23)
-11,480 to -11,533 (53)
-11,526 to -11,563 (37)
-11,501 to -11,546 (45)
-11, 535 to -11,540 (5)
-11,525 to -11,547 (22)
-11,536 to -11,544 (8)
-11,529 to -11,547 (18)

-11,566 to -11,592 (26)



-11,543 to -11,548 (5)
-11,503 to -11,544 (41)
-11,507 to -11,545 (38)
-11,529 to -11,549 (20)
-11,524 to -11,545 (21)


Middle member of the Sunniland formation as defined in Raasch's type section (1954, p. 8).






INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42 7

Gulf Coast Realties Corporation wells, both of which have been abandon-
ed. When this perforated interval-,i,n theNo. 18 well is depleted or goes
to salt water, perhaps overlying intervals which have produced in other
Sunnnijland field wells will be opened to production.

This well was drilled to a total depth of 11,806 fee and the bottom
of the Chamid zone appears to have been reached at a depth of about
11,604 feet. It is possible that the operator had hoped, in drilling about
202 feet below the bottorniof the Chamid zone, to find a third pay interval
in the underlying Coskinolinid zone. A promising pumping test of this
underlying zone, made through perforations 108 to 130 feet below the
bottom of the approximate stratigraphic equivalent of the Chamid reef
and in the lower part of Bank's Dade Cyclothem Unit D-2 (1960, p. 1740),
was conducted in the Commonwealth, et al., No. 1 M. B. Wisehart and
State Board of Educatiori well of the Forty Mile Bend field, shown on
figure 1 to be located about 48 miles southeast of the Sunniland field.
In this test the zone (11,464 to 11,486 feet) was acidized, and recovery
was 20 barrels of 230 API gravity oil plus considerable salt water.

The Humble ,Oil .and .Refining Company, No. 5 Lee Tidewater
Cypress Lumber Company "'B" well is a new producer which occupies
an infield location at a point approximately 0.4 mile equidistant from
the four producing wells previously drilled by the Lee Tidewater Cypress
Lumber Company. The four producing wells surrounding the new pro-
ducer have been in production for periods ranging from 14. to 15 years.

Recovery on a 9-hour pumping test of this well from a perforated
interval in the Chamid zone from 11,580 to 11,585 feet (-11,543 to-11,548
feet subsea) was: :
108.7 BOPD (25.30 API gravity)
0.7 percent BS&W
It is shown in table 2-that the top of the middle member of the
Sunniland formation in this new producer occurs at 11,540 feet (-11,503
feet subsea).. On this marker the well is not as high as the previously
discussed Gulf Coast: Realties Corporation. No. 18 test, but it is higher
than any of the four surrounding Lee Tidewater Cypress Lumber Company
producers by amounts ranging from 8 to 18 feet. Despite the fact that
these two new producers drilled in 1962 are structurally high, the per-
forated intervals in both of them are somewhat lower in structural elevation
than they are in surrounding-producers. When these intervals are depleted
or go to salt water, perhaps overlying zones which have produced in the
surrounding wells will be opened to production.





FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY


PRODUCTION

Production figures for the Sunniland field for 1962, as submitted
by the Humble Oil and Refining Company operator, are:


Month
January
February
March
April
May
June
July
August
September
October
November
December


Barrels
38,584
33,002
36,866
36,082
33,341
32,218
34,042
35,074
34,067
34,972
30,570
35,855
414,673


Production was obtained from 11 wells during the months of January
through part of July. During the remainder of the year only 10 wells
were on production as a result of the shutting in for workover operations
of the No. 8 Gulf Coast Realties Corporation well, which had developed
a casing leak.

The cumulative total production from the field through December 31,
1962, was 7,247,361 barrels.


PRESSURES

Table 3 reveals that differential pressures push fluid levels far
above the producing intervals in all of the Sunniland field wells. This
table also shows that in 1958 the fluid levels, or the depths from which
the wells are pumped, varied from about 1,550 to 4,034 feet of depth.
Asa consequence the oil lifting cost is relatively low.

ENERGY FOR WATER DRIVE

The original bottom hole shut-in pressure in the Sunniland field,
recorded before significant quantities of fluids were withdrawn, was







Table 3. Sunniland Field Pressures and Fluid Levels


Farm and no.
2
Gulf Coast Realties Corporation wells
(arranged in order of fluid level)
No. 8
5
13
6
11

Lee Tidewater Cypress Lumber Co. "B"
well 2 (arranged in order of fluid level)
No. B-2
B-3
B-l
B-4


Production Test March, 1958


(Adjusted to a
datum of reference of -11, 548'
Bottom hole Est. bottom
shut-in hole flowing
pressure (psig) pressure (psig)


34,638
4,638

4,838 Bomb
34,638 .
4,400 Bomb



34,638
34,638
4,675 Bomb
34,638


4,450
4,330
4,020
3,575
3,040


4,580
4,480
3,615
3,105


Calculated
differential
pressure (psig)



188
308
818
1,063
1,360



58
158
1,060
1,533


aBased on estimated average fluid gradient and fluid level measurements.
2 Data notavailable to the Division of Geology on other wells.
3 Average pressure of three bomb tests.


Fluid level
(feet)



1,640
1,899
2,169
3,033
4,034



1,695
1,550
2,697
3,732





FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY


5,292 psig (pounds per square inch gage). This also is essentially the
pressure existing in the Sunniland producing interval at the present time
in areas adjacent to the field but far enough removed from it that they
are not affected by its production. The difference between this original
bottom hole shut-in pressure and the present bottom hole shutin pressure
in the field (4,638 psig) is 654 psig. This pressure difference, which
is equivalent to the pressure exerted by a head of water 1,510 feet high,
provides the energy for the active water drive by which the field is pro-
duced. The Division of Geology has no information about the artificially
induced gradient along which this pressure as discussed above is distri-
buted.


SALT-WATER ENCROACHMENT

Levorsen states (1958, p. 452) that the velocity of salt-water
encroachment in a water drive pool varies within the range of 100 to
1,000 feet per year. It is hoped that the average rate of encroachment
in the Sunniland field is so low that pockets exist in which oil originally
in place has not been adversely affected by salt-water incursion.


EXPLORATION

In 1962 three exploratory wells were completed, and all three have
been plugged and abandoned. Data onthese wells are given in appendix 1,
and the wells are spotted on figure 1, a generalized location map.

During 1962 an amount of '6,378 feet of exploratory footage was
drilled in three wells, whereas in 1961, a footage of 87,737 feet was
drilled in nine exploratory wells.

A summary by counties of the highlights of exploratory drilling in
1962 follows:


GADSDEN COUNTY

The Prince and Munroe, No. 1 La Corona well, located about l
miles south-southwest of Quincy, was permitted with a proposed depth
of 7,500 feet. However, the well proved to be 95 feet lower, on top of
the Lower Tuscaloosa section of Upper Cretaceous Woodbine Age, than





INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42


the Sun Oil Company, No. 1 American Tobacco Company well, located
about 1 mile to the north-northeast. Consequently, the test was abandoned
at a total depth of 4,196 feet in Lower Cretaceous sediments after drilling
316 feet belowthe Lower Tuscaloosa marker.

It was hoped that this well would drill a fault as interpreted from
seismic records; however, a fault was not penetrated in the Upper Creta-
ceous section.


MONROE COUNTY-OFFSHORE

The California Company, No. 3 State Lease 1011 well, which
reached a total depth of 12,850 feet, is shown on figure 3, a location and
information map, to be the sixth offshore well which has been drilled in
the Marquesas area. This well is located 790 feet southeast of the same
operator's No. 2 State Lease 1011 dry hole and about 7Y2 miles southwest
of the Gulf Oil Corporation, No. 1 State Lease 826-Y well, which produced
15 barrels of oil on a 14-hour drill stem test from a 59-foot interval
(12,474-12,533 feet) in the Sunniland zone. This 826-Y well probably
could have been developed as a commercial producer if it had been
located on land and the oil present at a shallow depth.


SANTA ROSA COUNTY

The Humble Oil and Refining Company, No. I St. Regis Paper
Company well was drilled to a total depth of 11,722 feet, terminating
in probable Hosston sediments of Lower Cretaceous Coahuilan Age.
An important objective of this test of the deeper Lower Cretaceous
section was the Rodessa Formation, which Forgotson (1957) defines
as the upper member of the lower Glen Rose subgroup of Lower Creta-
ceous Trinity Age. This formation is productive in the Citronelle field
which lies about 50 miles to the west-northwest in Alabama.

In the Lower Tuscaloosa section three conventional cores were
taken but none of these contained oil shows. The results of an open-
hole drill stem test of the top of the Lower Tuscaloosa section (6,572-
6,612 feet), run primarily to obtain a sample of formation water for analy-
si s, are:
Recovery (using 14-inch top and bottom chokes)
1,000 feet water cushion
4,270 feet salt water (95,000 ppm chloride)







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1111F
(l off J1'he oh Florida
SLefoe 116 Y, No.1
S.AL Chohlplm edC ApleltI18
T(, 15.474"
*(FlcrldQ deepetl ie-ll
S4-Hour 0DT of 0I9ool Inntervl
**-, (18,474-1(.56 )r Bovtered
*.A A14.1 blls, block loll waler wilh

MARQUESAS AREA T'7 8..o.'. ,
UIlcu lla BH.O.P., 1 61Ibl.0 ,
W ELLS = = lion AdaC l0b=.
Coming Heed EltIvllon IOobni S.L. _
(A ll drilled offshore) M O ." Su %
Contour represents water depths,at mean low water, TrintyoR moker. 11.1
STATE OF F LORIDA Sunniland moror- 12,42"'
In feet (Data from U.S.C. and G.S. Chart 1003) L'-O' ol. Tic'I,,
(The Callfornlo Compaty)
Concession oulllne per resolution of
SC E trustees of Internal Improment Fund
which clarified the descripllon.and
SP MILES which wI crfied on August 11,1961
APPROX. (, ,o
-^ .^ (1:135,096) caotaoiA .-
Completed Februaory,196|
Proposed dppth, 8,000
T.D.7.723
CAUrORNIA *-2
State of Florldo
Lease I011, No 0.3
ULCALIFORNIA Compd nury STATE OF FLORIDA
ULSF-CALIFORNIA OC2 ropord DIplhl 12,800 A eB 826-"
OCSO Block 28, No. I T.H OR88 (Mul( 011Cporolon
,.ORNIAe ULF Block 46 NoI Compl et d pril,1960
Completed Soola mb*r.19BI TD. 15,294


competed March 1961 T D,87i
82 Pr3p0sed'dplh, 7,800 '0 8,
..............





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INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42


Pressures
BHFP, 517 to 2,505 pounds
SIBHP, 2,905 pounds
Hydrostatic, 3,437 pounds

There was recovery from 22 of the 26 sidewall samples taken from
7,638 to 11,387 feet, butno show of oil was reported in any of the samples.

Well control, though very limited at the level of the Rodessa
Formation, is adequate to reveal that, on Upper Cretaceous markers,
both the Humble and Socony Mobile wells are about normal regionally.
This indicates that probably the seismic information used in selecting
the locations of both of these wells will need to be reassessed.


LAND

FLORIDA MAINLAND

The Division of Geology has specific information on two lease
plays in Florida during 1962. First, in the month of July, the Phillips
Petroleum Company took a 10-year mineral lease on 36,826.48 acres
in the following parts of Hendry County:
T. 43 S., R. 29 E.
T. 43 S., R. 30 E.
T. 43 S., R. 31 E.
T. 44 S., R. 29 E.
T. 44 S., R. 30 E.
T. 44 S., R. 32 E.
It is reported that Phillips paid a bonus of $1.00 per acre plus 50 cents
per year rental on this acreage, which lies slightly east of a block leased
by the Sinclair Oil and Gas Company.

In a second leasing play, occurring in the latter part of the year,
18,000 acres along the, St. Mary's River between Folkston, Charlton
County, Georgia, and Hilliard, Nassau County, Florida, were leased
by W. B. and E. C. McCarter, Houston, Texas.

The latest information available to the Division of Geology on
the total amount of acreage held under oil and gas lease in Florida
pertains to 1961, and is from the International Oil and Gas Develop-
ment Year Book of 1962, p. 55. This source, as supplemented by infor-
mation from the State Land Office relative to offshore acreage, reveals





FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY


that nine companies in 1961 held oil and gas leases on undeveloped
mainland acreage in 54 of Florida's 67 counties, as. follows:


Florida mainland acreage
under lease in 1961
643,809
76,830 (estimated)
152,051
58,922
91,695
92,857
171,024
194,723
14,316
1,496,227


FLORIDA OFFSHORE


At the end of 1962, Florida acreage offshore from the west coast
of Florida, according to information from the State Land Office, was held
by three companies as tabulated below:


Company
California
Coastal
Gulf


Florida offshore acreage
under lease at the
end of 1962
734,760
3,910,460
979,160
5,624,380


An additional area of approximately 2,500,000 acres offshore from
the west coast of Florida a distance of 3 leagues (10.36 miles) were
available for lease at the end of 1962. These consist of water bottoms
leased under the provisions of State Leases 833 and 826 (Blocks A-J
and O-U). Furthermore, offshore from the Atlantic coastline of Florida,
out to a distance of 3 miles, water bottoms are available for oil and gas
leasing. However, leasing of any of Florida's offshore acreage which
lies within 3 miles of municipalities or bathing beaches is subject to
advice of public hearings (Florida Statutes Chapter 253.52). In addition,
manmade beaches owned by private parties are not available for oil and
gas leasing by the State.


Company
Coastal
Gulf
Humble
Mobile
Shell
Sinclair
Sun
Texaco
Union





INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42


The lessor, approximate locations, and outlines of State leases
located offshore from the west coast of Florida, acreage contained in
each lease, and bonuses and annual rentals paid are shown on figure 4.
All leases provide that the State's share of production shall be one-
eighth of the value of the oil at the wellhead. There also is a 5 percent
severance tax on the value of the oil at the wellhead (Florida Statutes
Chapter 211.02).


GEOPHYSICS

Geophysical activity in Florida in 1962 is summarized in table 4.

For 8 weeks in May and June of 1962 the Pan American Petroleum
Corporation had a Western Geophysical Company crew working on federal
water mostly off the coast of southern Georgia, with some of the work
being off the coast of northern Florida.

During each of the 2 years preceding 1962, the geophysical activity
in Florida was:
SCrew weeks of
Year geophysical activity Source

1961 49 International Oil and Gas
Development Year Book
of 1962, part 1, p. 54
1960 89 Vernon and Hendry (1960,
p. 7)

Crew weeks of geophysical activity in Florida, by counties,of the
21-year interval, 1941-61, inclusive, were obtained from the International
Oil and GasYear Book pertaining to each of the included years, and are
shown in table 5.

In 1959 there was an additional 17 crew weeks of seismic activity
over water bottom acreage which lies beyond the jurisdiction of the State
of Florida (further offshore than 3 leagues or 10.36 statute miles).








FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY


The at I- am'
f et y I sty b- C tam o o th 6
01 ty.oe lOA-' t" ito SM.




and! itCI-hn% an, 0 -d'toh) nd.






FLORIDA OFFSHORE OIL AND GAS LEASES


CC~'N
'1 1
LEASE ACRES


fT. CAiho.
II1 Ti I
M" Tr 2
TOTAL


C0
489.000
245,760
734 760


Coatol PRJoi6
224-.,9-'35 )9356,100
224-a.ham 6-4
TOrTIL 3910.460


STATES SHARE
BONUS ANNUAL OF ANY
PAID RENTAL PRODUCTION


St,069,262,00 50/acre


i/B


1500 /bock $22.56640*
1500/block $27,04800"


a, caev Oftaten lelbe.
S3 37l ro ,147 1 1050000 Boo. a
Soowed. 24,


rWt O. C.
826 9ul A-J
a-u(ImIl d91 114.249
E2z a8. K.L.
*,V.W,X,r'. 979.160
rOTAL 2.93.406


*5001006 lblock

$ SOOlb~o~ I0,tooto


S.- atta~ ls h-- held -der ..l and 9.0 Iho.- 5,624.380 ACMS
Gol Coj ftsba se oq. 14 ope hol and go. lea.se 2.SO0.000AC9.
hoh 1~ -ally ~IiT fi tt fh.e ye hi tote 5h % t. hit

- -t irr


T Thi arformly mclduded 24-.
t le.o. 826 held by IhB Gulf Oil
Coarpction, ret fed to Ihe Stole
on September 26,1961. Now oviloble
for lease.

LEASE OUTLINES APPROXIMATE OMYN 231




APPROXIMATE SCALE


S 866 84 63 2O e1l 22.


Figure 4. Offshore Florida state leases, December 31, 1962







INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42


Table 4. Geophysical Activity in Florida in 1962


Crew
County Company Crew Type Weeks Area worked


Escambia
Shell


Sinclair

California

Texaco





California






Pan American


Plymouth

Texaco


Charlotte


California


T. 41 S., R. 21 E.
T. 42 S., R. 21 E.
T. 42 S., R. 22 E.


T. 5 N., R. 33 W.




T. 44 S., R. 28 E.
T. 43 S., R. 20 E.


Chevron





Own


SSC

Chevron

Own





Chevron






Precision


Own

Own


Refl





Refl


Vibra-
Thumper
Refl

Gravity





Refl






Refl


Refl

Gravity


4 1/3





5/6




8
1/3

5 ,





1 5/6






1 1/2


6

19


T. 1N., R. 27W.
T. 2N., R. 27 W.

T. 4 N., R. 28 W.

T. 3 N., R. 26 W.
T. 3N., R. 27 W.
T. 3 N., R. 28 W.
T. 3N., R. 29 W.
T. 4N.,R. 26 W.
T. 4N., R. 27 W.
T. 4N.,R. 28 W.
T. 4N., R. 29 W.
T. 5 N., R. 26 W.
T. 5N.,R. 27 W.
T. 5 N., R. 28 W.
T. 5 N., R. 29 W.


3 N., R. 25 W.
5 N., R. Z4 W.
6 N., R. 24 W.


27 S.,
27 S.,
28 S.,
28 S.,


Hendry


Lee

Okaloosa




Pinellas






Santa Rosa


R. 15 E.
R. 16 E.
R. 15 E.
R. 16 E.







18 FLORIDA GEOLOGICAL SURVEY


Table 5. Crew Weeks of Geophysical Activity in Florida
1941 to 1961, Inclusive

Air Core
County Gravity Mag. mag. Resist. drill Seismic
Alachua 42 14 0.33 7
Baker 26.66 16.33 .33
Bay 60.25 15 1.33 11 18
Bradford 12.33 3 .33
Brevard 13.66 4.75 14
Broward 6 .5 2 2
Calhoun 67 3 .33 17 14
Charlotte 25 3.5 1 13 70
Citrus 28 10 .5
Clay 13.33 13.33 3.5
Collier 33.5 7.5 4 318.5 158
Columbia 41.5 5 3 7.16
Dade 21 4.25 53
DeSoto 31 1.5 17 60
Dixie 31.5 19.5 71 12
Duval 17.5 17.66 3.25
Escambia 64 11 3 95 64
Flagler 28. 4 2
Franklin 26.33 .33 12 31
Gadsden 37.5 17 .33 27 21
Gilchrist 26.5 4.5 .33
Glades 25 2.5 16 27
Gulf 60.75 8 .33 12 61
Hamilton 20.83 4 .33 18
Hardee 42.5 3 35.5 19
Hendry 21 1..5 63 87
Hernando 33.5 13.25 46.5
Highl-nds 38.5 6.25 16 56
Hillsborough 59 2 16 21
Indian River 9 2.33 29
Holmes 67.83 29 1 47
Jackson 73.33 27 .33 52 31
Jefferson 38.33 15 .33
Lafayette 35.5 6.5 .33 43 12
Lake 34.33 9.25 6
Lee 11 3.5 2 27 54
Leon 45 13.75 .33 6
Levy 45 22.91 .33 14.5
Liberty 30.33 10 .33 6 16
Madison 49 10 .33 6 3
Manatee 23 9 40
Marion 36 28.25 2
Martin 4 1.33 3 10
Monroe 69.5 17.25 116
Nassau 15.5 13.66 4
Okaloosa 77.3 14 5 26 22
Okeechobee 25 6.25 30 60
Orange 17.83 8.75 23 1
Osceola 23.5 7.33 28.5 45
Palm Beach 41 10 20 45
Pasco 58 4 60
Pinellas 18.5 1


Total
63.33
43.32
105.58
15.66
32.41
10.50
101.33
112.50
38.50
30.16
521.50
56.66
78.25
109.50
134.00
38.41
237.00
34.00
69.66
102.83
31.33
70.50
142.08
43.16
100.00
172.50
93.25
116.75
98.00
40.33
144.83
183.66
53.66
97.33
49.58
97.50
65.08
82.74
62.66
68.33
72.00
66.25
18.33
202.75
33.16
144.30
121.25
50.58
104.33
116.00
122.00
19.50






INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42 19

Table 5. (Continued)

Air Core
Count Gravity Ma. Ig. IResist. drill ISeismic Total


Polk
Putnam
Santa Rosa
St. Johns
St. Iucie
Sarasota
Seminole
Sumter
Suwannee
Taylor
Union
Volusia
Wakulla
Walton
Washington
Total
Activity not
broken down
by counties,
for 1951, '52,
'53, and '58
(with percent
of grand total)

Total


100.5
14.66
89.5
20
6
12
18
18
46.33
53
12
29.33
23.66
100.83
72
2,417.23







82(3%)

2,499.23


1Z
10.5
11
6.5s
6.75
5.5
4.75
6.75
6.66
7
7
2
4
22
23.5
621.79









621.79


6





.33
.33


.33
4
2.33
28.93


4
11.00


28.93 11.00


66.5

167


28


46
31



58
16.5
1,568.00


17

L20
2.
20


1.5



6
112
34.5
1,679.91


250(14%) 1.,214(42%)

1,818.00 2,893.91


196.00
25.16
393.50
28.50
32.75
58.50
22.75
24.75
100.82
91.33
19.00
31.33
33.99
296.83
152.83
6,326.86






1546(20%)

7,872.86


____- = -


~---









INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42


BIBLIOGRAPHY


Banks, J. E
1960 Petroleum in Commanche (Cretaceous) section, Bend Area, Florida:
Am. Assoc. Petroleum Geologists Bull., v. 44, no. 11,p.1737-1748,
5 fig., 4 tables.
Forgotson, J. M., Jr.
1957 Stratigraphy of Comanchean Cretaceous Trinity group: Am. Assoc.
Petroleum Geologists, v. 41, p. 2328.

Frascogna, X. M. (editor)
1957 Mesozoic Paleozoic producing areas of Mississippi and Alabama:
Mississippi Geological Society, v. 1.
International Oil Scouts Association
1962 International oil and gas development yearbook of 1962 (review of
1961), pt. 1, v. 32, p. 54-57.
Levorsen, A. I.
1958 Geology of petroleum: W. H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco,
California.
Raasch, Albert C., Jr.
1954 The Sunniland oil field of Collier County, Florida. Unpublished
Master Thesis, Florida State University, p. 1-33. Florida Statq
University Strozier Library file no. 553.28 R 111 s.

1955 Sunniland oil field of Collier County, Florida (abst.): Meeting Program
of Eastern Section, Geol. Soc. America Bull., p. 17.
Vernon, Robert O.
1961 (and Hendry, Charles W., Jr.) Exploration for oil and gas in Florida:
Florida Geol. Survey, 1960 Supplement to Inf. Circ. 1 (revised), 16 p.,
1 fig., 4 tables, 1 photograph.























































:i -





INFORMATION CIRCULAR NO. 42













APPENDIX


EXPLORATORY WELL INFORMATION, 1962








COLLER COUNTY

Sunniland Field


Permit
no, FGS no. Company or owner Well name Location Well data


51 W-1495 Humble Oil and
Refining Co.


No. 5 Gulf Coast
Realties Corporation


600' E of W/L and
660' N ofS/L, sec. 20,
T. 48 S,, R. 30 E.


Elev, 31' DF
Comp, November 27, 1962
TD 11,621.79 feet


REMARKS: (1) Well to be deepened; proposed new depth 11,700 feet,

(2) This well originally was completed May 24, 1947, in the Sunniland producing
zone at a total depth of 11,578 feet. This was an open-hole completion from
11,562 to 11, 578 feet. Initial flowing production was 518 barrels of 25" API
gravity oil through 4-inch choke.

Accumulated production to October 1, 1962, was 440, 571 barrels of oil, with
59 percent (or 628, 257 barrels) of the fluid recovery being salt water.

During production test of September 1962, the well pumped 71 BOPD.
An amount of 77 percent of fluid recovery was salt water.

(3) This well occupies a relatively low position on top of the Sunniland marker
(-11, 520 feet).





COLLIER COUNTY


Sunniland Field

Permit
no. FGS no. Company or owner Well name Location Well data


300 W-6150 Humble Oil and
Refining Co.


No. 18 Gulf Coast
Realties Corporation


1,863.4' W of E/L and
3,536.8' S of N/L, sec. 20,
T. 48 S., R. 30 E.


Elev. 34' DF
Comp. October 18, 1962
TD- 11,806' (in lower
Cretaceous beds of the
Sunniland formation of
Trinity Age).


REMARKS: (1) This well is structurally the highest well in.the Sunniland field on the top of the middle
member of the Sunniland formation (11, 527 feet). However, the perforated interval
(11,585-11, 589 feet) in this well is structurally lower, by amounts ranging from 2 to
18 feet, than the open hole or perforated intervals in any of the other wells in the field
with the exception of the No. 1 and No. 4 Gulf Coast Realties Corporation wells.
(2) Relative to perforation history and acidation:
Originally this well was perforated from 11, 581-11, 585 feet, and the zone
was acidized with 3, 000 gallons. These perforations were 4 feet too high
and were therefore squeezed off with cement. Then the zone from 11,585-
11, 589 feet was perforated with 16 shots.
(3) Casing program:
Set 20" at 116' with 250 sacks; 13-3/8" at 1,027' with 570 sacks; 9-5/8" at
4,361' with 325 sacks; and 7" at 11,741' with 130 sacks.
(4) Production test:
Pump from perforations (11,585-11,589 feet) through 2" tubing:
178.7 BOPD (19.6 corrected gravity)
+19. 8 BS&W (158, 500 ppm chloride)
+ Some gas
GOR was 100 to 1
Tubing pressure.was 120 pounds









COLLIER COUNTY

Sunniland Field


FGS no. Company or owner

W- Humble Oil and
Refining Company


Well name

No. 5 Lee Tidewater
Lumber Co. "B"


Location

1,926.6' Nof S/Land
1,831.11 W of E/L, sec. 13,
T. 48 S., R. 29 E.


Well data

Elev. 37' DF
Comp. December 18, 1962
TD 11,651'


REMARKS: (1) Proposed depth: 11,850 feet.

(2) No sidewall cores taken.

(3) Recovery on a 9-hour pumping test from a perforated interval in the
Chamid zone from 11,580 to 11, 585 feet was:

108. 7 BOPD (25. 3' API gravity)
0. 7 percent BS&W
GOR was 100 to 1


Permit
no.

300


- -------------- -------- -- -- -- --


--






GADSDEN COUNTY


Permit
no. FOS no. Company or owner Well name Location Well data


302 W-6143 C. E. Prince and
W. B. Munr.oe


No. 1 La Corona


Center NE* NE* sec. Z7,
T. 2 N., R. 4 W., about
18 miles SSW of Quincy


Elev. 206' DF
Comp. December O, 1962
TD 4,196 feet


REMARKS: (1) It was hoped that this well would drill a fault as interpreted from seismic
records. However, a fault was not penetrated in the Upper Cretaceous
section.

(2) Proposed depth 7, 500 feet.

(3) This well was converted to use as a fresh-water well. To prevent salt-water
contamination, a cement plug was set in the interval starting from 900 feet to
about 650 feet. The well will produce fresh water from the open-hole extending
from about 650 feet to the bottom of the casing (516 feet).








MONROE COUNTY OFFSHORE

Permit
no, FGS no, Company or owner Well name Location Well data


298 W.5970 The California Co.


No. 3 State Lease 1011 Lat, 24'32'05" N.
Long, BZ'06'35" W.
-15 mi, SW of Key West,
8 mi. SE of Marquesas Keys,
Located 790' SE of same
operator's No. 2 State
Lease 1011


Elev. 571 DF
Comp, Januaryl3, 1962
TD. 1, 850' (probably
Lower Cretaceous)


REMARKS: (1) This was a seismic location.

(2) Proposed depth, 12, 800 feet. Planned as a Lower Cretaceous test.

(3) Casing program:
26-inch casing set at 116 feet
20-inch casing set at 636 feet with 620 sacks
9 5/8-inch casing set at 5,654 feet with 500 sacks

(4) According to Dixie Geological Service (Nov. 15, 1962), the following cores
were taken:


Core
Core
Core
Core
Core
Core


12,325'-12,368'
12,368'-12,393'
12,393'-12,452t
12,452'-12,473'
12,473'.12,561'
12, 561'-12,600'


No' details
No details
No details
I No details
No details
No details





SANTA ROSA COUNTY


Permit
no. FGS no. Company or owner Well name Location Well data

299 W- 6149 Humble Oil and No. 1 St. Regis Paper Center SW* NEI sec. 4, Elev. 119' DF
Refining Co. Co., et al. T. 2 N., R. 29 W. Comp. September 8,1962
3 mi. NE of Wallace and TD 11,722' in Lower
9 mi. NW of Milton Cretaceous beds probably
the Hosston Formation of Z
the Coahuila Series). O
REMARKS: (1) This is a seismic location.
(2) On the structural top of the Rodessa Formation of the Glen Rose subgroup of the
Comanche Series of Lower Cretaceous Trinity Age this well is about 250 feet
lower than the Socony-Mobile No. 1 St. Regis Paper Co. well located about
10 miles to the NW. z
(3) Cores: )
6,562'-6,612' Rec. 50', sand, no show
6,612'-6,662' Rec. 50', sand and shale, no show
6,662'-6,712' Rec. 37', sand and shale, no show
(4) Mud logging unit used from 570' to probably total depth.
(5) DST (for water analysis) at 6, 5721-6,6121, using "' top and bottom choke
with packer set in open hole.
-Recovery;
1,000' Water cushion
4,270' Salt water (95, 000 ppm)
-Pressures:
BHFP, 517 to 2, 505 pounds
SIBHP, 2, 905 pounds
Hydrostatic, 3,437 pounds
(6) There was recovery from 22 of the 26 sidewall samples taken from 7,632 to
11,387 feet. All no show.




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