The Buckeye field is on a very deep-seated domal uplift; it covers about 800 acres, according to the surface indications and a magnetometer survey. The first well drilled came in as a producer, August 31, 1932. Seven wells have been completed, and of these, two were commercial producers. The wells on a west-east cross section indicate that the uplift may cover less than 800 acres. A study of the subsurface reveals that the Upper Catahoula is undoubtedly of Miocene age. The oil horizon occurs in the upper part of the Lower Catahoula (Frio), at the depth of approximately 7,800 feet. This was the deepest commercial oil production in the Texas Gulf Coast at the time of its discovery. The field produced 362,397 barrels before the wells stopped flowing, and is still producing small quantities of oil on the pump. The field has been subdivided into 20-acre units.

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