The Jennings Oil Field, Acadia Parish, Louisiana
Published:January 01, 1926
Donald C. Barton, R. H. Goodrich, 1926. "The Jennings Oil Field, Acadia Parish, Louisiana", Geology of Salt Dome Oil Fields, E. DeGolyer, W. A. J. M. Van Waterschoot Van Der Gracht, Marcus I. Goldman, I. P. Voiteşti, S. L. Mason, Hans Stille, Donald C. Barton, Sidney Powers, W. C. Spooner, David Donoghue, Francis Edward Vaughan, R. H. Goodrich, Lyman C. Reed, P. K. Kelley, H. E. Minor, Roland B. Paxton, A. S. Henley, John R. Suman, George Sawtelle, George M. Bevier, W. F. Bowman, Alexander Deussen, Laura Lee Lane, D. S. Hager, E. Stiles, Paul L. Applin, William Kennedy, Albert G. Wolf, Ben C. Belt, W. F. Henniger, Raymond C. Moore, Wallace E. Pratt, Donald C. Barton, Alexander Deussen, J. P. D. Hull
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The Jennings oil field was one of the earliest oil fields of the first class on the Gulf Coast. It is on a dome in Tertiary sediments. Although the salt has not been drilled into, limestone which has never been drilled through and which resembles cap rock underlies the main part of the field, and is taken to indicate the presence of a salt dome. There is a surface mound that is probably the remnant of a salt dome mound and a depression that in part is probably a “central depression.” The Jennings field has been one of the most prolific of the Gulf Coast oil fields, and had many long-lived wells with enormous total production.
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Geology of Salt Dome Oil Fields
Coming from an AAPG meeting in 1924, this volume strives to present a comprehensive picture of American salt domes, and to collect and record in permanent form the infirmation that has accumulated during twenty years of exploration for petroleum around the salt domes of the Gulf coastal plain. The plan for the volume included a brief, accurate description of each of the known salt domes. Although the list is not yet quite complete, the facts concerning a number of typical salt domes are presented with sufficient detail to portray +adequately the true nature of this remarkable type of geologic structure. Along with these descriptive papers, and based largely on the data contained in them, are several theoretical and interpretative studies, together, also, with some discussion of European salt domes.