H. E. Minor, 1926. "Goose Creek Oil Field, Harris County, Texas", 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 Goose Creek oil field in Harris County, Texas, first received attention in 1906, when its possibilities as an oil field were recognized by Mr. L. P. Garrett and Mr. Lee Hager, independently of each other. To these gentlemen credit is due for the discovery, although commercial production was not obtained until after much drilling by numerous enterprises. The stratigraphy is characterized by the unconsolidated nature of the sand, gumbos, and shales, which are penetrated in drilling to a depth of 5,000 feet. The structure at Goose Creek is a low dome, with no evidence of any salt core or salt plug such as distinguish most Gulf Coast fields. The field has produced about 50,000,000 barrels of oil from about 1,000 acres, production coming from sands at depths of from 1,000 feet to 4,200 feet. Recent subsidence of the surface over the producing area is explained by the removal of oil, gas, water, and sand, which permits a closer orientation of the sand grains in the producing horizons.
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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.