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No. 1 also issued in revised edition, 1949.

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FLORIDA GEOLOGIGAI SURVEY
1960
SUPPLEMENT 'ro
INFOlIMATION CIRCULAR NO. I
(REVISED)
EXPLORATION FOR OIL & GAS IN 1LOR IDA
.By
ROBERT 0. VERNON, Director
and
CHARLES W. -ENDRY, Geologist
TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
March 1, 1961




Yz OIL AND GAS EXPLORATION ACTIVITIES IN FLORIDA During 1960
By
Robert 0. Vernon and Charles W. Hendry, Jr.
Eleven permits to drill in Florida were granted by the Oil and
Gas Division of the State Board of Conservation in 1960, but only four
wells were completed and one of these was permitted during 1959.
Although the wells completed in 1960 were only 32 percent of those of 1959, the total footage of holes drilled in completed wells in 1960 was ) 66 percent of that of 1959.
The four completions of 1960 represent a total of 53, 866 feet
of drilling as compared with 80, 835 feet of drilling in eleven completions
of 1959. These completions were made in Collier, Lee, Monroe and
Santa Rosa counties. All were testing the sediments of the Lower
Cretaceous. Each penetrated below 12, 000 feet and the Gulf Oil
Corporation, No. 1 Outer Continental Shelf, Block 28, well was the
second platform well drilled in Florida (fig. 1). Oil shows were recorded
in each of the completions with the exception of the well in Santa Rosa
County.
While the oil and gas exploration activity in Florida during 1960,
measured by completions, is only 32 percent of that in 1959, the interest




Figure 1. O ffshore barge N o. 52 of the Offshore C om pany, H ouston, T x s
used to drill the Gulf Oil Corporation No. 1 Marquesas Oue
Continental Shelf Blo4k No. Z8 well.




in the State as a potential producer is more accurately indicated by the number of permits granted, eleven as compared to ten in 1959. A further evidence of the interest is given in the number of platform wells that were active. Four wells were active from deep-water platforms and these reflect a renewed evaluation of the possibility of oil production from the Florida submerged plateau.
The United States Supreme Court Opinion, dated May 31, 1960, that reaffirmed the title of Florida to lands covered by Gulf waters to distances of three leagues (about 10 miles) from the coastline, brought a new interest in the evaluation of these lands.
There was no developmental activity in Florida's only oil field but, as the end of the year approached, the Humble Oil and Refining Company, No. I Miles Collier well, located about 6 miles southeast of the Sunniland field, was being tested and gave indications of a suitable structure, adequate porosity and a good show of oil. Miles Collier W ell No. 2 is being drilled as a further development of the structure. This strongly developed show of oil, combined with the availability of the now uncontested broad acres of submerged land, points toward an increased interest in Florida as an oil possibility. The very low decline rate of the Sunniland field is attractive for long range planning and development.
3.




SUNNILAND FIELD
Eleven wells continue to produce in the Sunniland oil field.
Twenty wells have been drilled to define the oil field, which is about
2 miles wide and 3 miles long. The field is estimated to contain about 1, 920 acres located in parts of sections 13 and 24, T. 48 S. R. 29 E., and parts of sections 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 29 and 30 of T.48 S. R. 30 E., in Collier County.
4.




TABLE 1
OIL PRODUCTION--SUNNILAND FIELD, 1960
Eleven Producing Wells--All on Pump
Month Barrels Month Barrels
January 36,411 July 30,695
February 34,954 August 30,064 March 35 701 September 26,743 April 30,305 October 28,194 May 31,375 November 27,492 June 27,219 December 29,825
Total Barrels Produced in 1960 368,978 Accumulative Production Since 1943 6,458,448
Production Decrease Percent Decrease Year Production From Previous Year From Previous Year
1955 483,146 43,076 8.21 1956 480,381 Z 765 .57 1957 459,612 20,769 4.32 1958 445,886 13,726 3.00 1959 386,251 59,635 13.37 1960 368,978 17 273 4.47
NOTE: The production during 1960 shows only a 24. 2 percent decrease
from that of 1950.
NOTE: The value of the oil production in 1960 was approximately $2. 80
per barrel at the field. The gravity of the oil averages about
24 degrees.
5.




1960 GEOPHYSICAL ACTIVITY
Geophysical activity in Florida has declined steadily, reaching
the low point of the past ten years in 1959, and in 1960 continued to decline. The total crew weeks expended in 1960 was 52 percent of that of 1950. Only the crew weeks expended in core drilling were increased. Of the total crew weeks worked, 72 percent was in the Peninsula in Collier, Hendry and Lee counties. A summary of the geophysical activity follows: TABLE 2
1960 GEOPHYSICAL CREW WEEKS By Companies
Seismograph
Company Reflection Refraction Core Drill Total Humble 35 42 77 Mobil 10 10 Sun 2 2 TOTALS 35 10 44 89 Year Seismograph Core Drill Resistivity Magnetometer Gravity Meter
1959 160 9 0 0 1
1960 45 44 0 0 0
115 35 0 0 1
Decrease Increase No Change No Change Decrease
NOTE: There were no experimental, resistivity, magnetometer, or gravity meter crew activity in Florida in 1960.
6.




TABLE 3
1960 GEOPHYSICAL CREW WEEKS By Counties
Seismograph
County Refraction Reflection Core Drill Total
Collier 16 31 47 Escambia 3 3 Gadsden 2 2 Hendry 19 9 Z8 Lee 2 Z Santa Rosa 7 7 TOTALS 10 35 44 89
NOTE: There were no gravity meter, magnetometer, or
resistivity crew activities in Florida in 1960
Total Crew Weeks in 1959 170 Total Grew Weeks in 1960 89 Net Decrease, Weeks 81
TABLE 4
1960 GEOPHYSICAL RECORD Company and Area Prospected
Company Method No. Weeks Counties Prospected
Humble Reflection Seis. 35 Collier, Hendry
Core Drill 42 Collier, Hendry, Lee Mobil Refraction Seis. 10 Escambia, Santa Rosa Sun Core Drill 2 Gadsden TOTAL 89
Total Crew Weeks in 1959 170 Total Crew Weeks in 1960 89 Net Decrease, Weeks 81
7.




FUTURE PROSPECTS
The success in Mississippi in both the exploration of the Lower Tuscaloosa section of the Upper Cretaceous and in the multiple-pay zones of the Lower Cretaceous sediments, the development of the first commercial production from the Selma chalk, and the discovery of 22 new fields, has resulted in a concentrated exploration in that State, with a resL11ting decrease of interest in Florida. However, the exceptional porosity and permeability of the Sunniland oil field and the very low decline rate of production, the clearing of the title to Florida's stbrrnerged plateau, and this phenomenal developmental success in Mississippi could combine to produce some interest in Florida's submerged bottom. Excellent shows of oil southeast of the Sunniland field in the Humble Oil Company Miies Collier prospects probably will result in additional prospects in the vicinity of the Sunniland field.
8.




G E 0 R G I A
- 320
, L! -1f.
-- ----_ -------.- .-. .-- 29
GEOPHYSICAL PRSE NG
CORE KILL PAM
KFIACTION SE SIIfhAPNI i J ,,-* .... : -' % TEST COMMENCED 1955,TEMPORARILY ABANDONED JANUARY 1,1960, ,.
PLUBED DECEMBER 1,160MME4ICu -D. 05TCOlt.tMPLE'lBtE516--- -- ;-.-- .. ...
--TESTS COMMENCED AND COMPLETED 1960
* TESTS COMMENCED 1960, DRILLING JANUARY 1,1960
. ...... ...-"--'--'- -"- -' --," -.
* APPROXIMATE LOCATION OF
GEOPHYSICAL AND EXPLORATORY
DIILIK .ACTlITESDURING 1960
FIGURE 2




SUMMARY OF EXPLORATORY ACTIVITIES DURING 1960
TESTS COMMENCED IN 1958 PLUGGED IN 1960
Hillsborough County Sumner Oil Company, Ltd.
No. 1 Julian Sumner
3,001 feet deep.
TESTS COMMENCED IN 1959 COMPLETED IN 1960 Collier County
Humble Oil & Refining Company
No. 2 Gulf Coast Realties Corporation "B"
12,076 feet deep. Plugged and abandoned.
TESTS COMMENCED AND COMPLETED IN 1960 Lee County
California Company & Coastal Petroleum Company
No. 1 Florida State Lease #224-B
13, 975 feet deep. Plugged and abandoned.
Monroe County
Gulf Oil Corporation
No. 1 Marquesas Outer Continental Shelf, FSL 0665, Block 28
Plugged and abandoned.
Santa Rosa County Socony Mobil Oil Company, Inc.
No. 1 St. Regis Paper Company, Inc.
12, 523 feet deep. Plugged and abandoned.
10.




WELLS COMMENCED IN 1960
NOT COMPLETED JANUARY 1, 1961
Collier County
Humble Oil & Refining Company
No. 1 Miles Collier
11,648 feet deep on December 31, 1960.
Oil shows Southeast Sunniland Field prospect.
Humble Oil & Refining Company
No. 2 Miles Collier
10, 107 feet deep on December 29, 1960.
Oil shows Southeast Sunniland Field prospect.
Columbia County
S. W. Barton, J. G. Strahan, and A. A. Anderson
No. 1 W. N. Davidson
200 feet deep on December 31, 1960.
Franklin County
California Company and Coastal Petroleum Company
No. 2 Florida State Lease #224-A
10, 029 feet deep on December 29, 1960.
Monroe County
California Company, et al.
No. 1 Outer Continental Shelf, FSL 0672, Block 44
4, 351 feet deep on December 29, 1960.
11.




ADDITIONAL SUMMARY
Wells commenced in 1958 plugged in 1960 1 Wells commenced in 1959 completed in 1960 1 Wells commenced and completed in 1960 3
Total completions in 1960 5
Wells commenced in 1960 not completed by 1961 5
Total footage of wells completed in 1959 80,835 Total footage of wells completed in 1960 53,866 Production of oil (barrels) from Sunniland field for
the year 1960 368,978
Cumulative production of oil (barrels) 1943-1960 6,458,448
12.




COLLIER COUNTY
COMPANY OR FARM OR D. F. ELEV. /
DATE O W IER V ELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMARKS
Comm. Humble Oil & #2 Miles SE Sunniland 35/NC Dec. 29, 1960, 11/15/60 Refining Co. Collier, et al. Field, N"W* NE* drilling 10, 107' sec. 18, T. 49 S.,
R. 31 E.
Comm. Humble Oil & #1 Miles SE Sunniland 35/11,648' Reported testing with
7/13/60 Refining Co. Collier, et at. Field, SW- S' W" production string, sec. 18,'T. 49 S., Dec. 1960 R. 31 E.
* Comm. Humble Oil & #2 Gulf Coast Cen. SE- sec. 13, 33/12,076' Dry Hole. Plugged 1/13/6CL 11/3/59 Refining Co. Realty Corp. "B" T. 48 S., R. 28 E., Cedar Keys Is. 4,320' Sunniland Field Upper Cretaceous 5,436' W est Lower Cretaceous 8,500' Sunniland Is. 11,780' Massive anhydrite 12, 048' Logs: Induction-Electrical Micro
Drillers
228 samples: 0-7, 520' 304 cores: 11,770-12,074'




COLUMBIA COUNTY
COMPANY OR FARM OR D. F. ELEV. /
DATE OWNER R ELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMARKS
Comm. S. W.Barton, #1 W. M. SE+ N-W! sec. 29, 71.62 7/7/60 shut down 6/8/60 J. G. Strahan & Davidson T. 7 S., R. 17 E. ground operations
A. A. Anderson T.D. 200'
Lost circulation
FRANKLIN COUNTY
Comm. California Co. #2 Fla. State Lat. 29047'29. 57"N, 57/ Drilling 10,029' 11/27/60 Coastal Petroleum Lease 224-A Long. 84*22'42.56" Dec. 29, 1960
Co. W, 6 mi. S. of Lighthouse Pt.
HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY
Comm. Sumner Oil #1 Julian SE* NE* sec. 30, 55/3,001' Abandoned 1959 7/20/58 Company, Ltd. Sumner T. 31 S., R. 20 E. Plugged Dec. 1, 1960 Logs:
Electrical
Gamma Ray




LEE COUNTY
COMPANY OR FARM OR D. F. ELFV. /
DATE OW NER U ELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMARKS
Comm. The California #1 Fla. State Lat. 2641b07"N, 39/13,975'E. L. Dry Hole. Plugged
9/23/60 Co. & Coastal Lease Z24-B Long. 82*19'02"W, 14, 000' Drlr. Nov. 24, 1960.
Petroleum Co. Boca Grande Cedar Keys 3,336'
area U. Cretaceous 5,379'
*L. Cretaceous 8,350' Fredericksburg 9,446' Sunniland 11,330' Top Massive anhydrite 11,564' Logs:
Laterolog
- Induction-Electrical Microlaterolog Gamma Ray Neutron Temperature MONROE COUNTY
Comm. Gulf Oil Corp. #1 Marquesas, Lat. 24027'00"N, Dry Hole.
1/16/60 OCS, Block 28, Long. 82*21'45"W Dry and abandoned Fla. State April 27, 1960 Lease 0665
Comm. California Co. #1 OCS, Fla. Lat. 24025'17"N, Permitted Oct. 11,1960
11/12/60 State Lease Long. 82*36'02"W, Drilling 4, 351' on 0672, Block 44 approx. 30 miles Dec. 29, 1960 SW Marquesas Key




SANTA ROSA COUNTY
COMPANY OR FARM OR D. F. ELEV. /
DATE OW NER ELL NAME LOCATION TOTAL DEPTH REMARKS
Comm. Socony Mobil #1 St. Regis Cen.SW- NW* 120/12,523'E. L. Dry Hole.
6/2/60 Oil Co., Inc. Paper Co., Inc. sec. 35, T 4 N., 12, 525'Drlr. Dry & abandoned July 12, R. 30 W. 1960.
Selma 3, 907' Eagle Ford 5,480' L. Tuscaloosa 6,500' L. Cretaceous (smpl.) 6, 980"
Paluxy 9,080' al Rodessa Sand 10, 218' Pine Is. (smpl.) 10, 680' Houston 11,290'
Logs:
Induction-Electrical Drillers
Samples from: 120-12,525'




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