Alexander Deussen, Laura Lee Lane, 1926. "Hockley Salt Dome, 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 Hockley salt dome in Harris County, Texas, is among the largest of the known salt domes of the Gulf Coast region. During the twenty-two years which have elapsed since it was discovered, nearly fifty wells have been drilled on and around it to depths ranging from 200 to 4,600 feet. Although numerous shows of oil, gas, and sulphur have been obtained from this exploration, there is today no commercial production of oil or sulphur from Hockley.
The authors point out that large areas of the cap rock are still untested and may possibly yield sulphur commercially in the future. While there is no prospect of commercial petroleum from the cap rock, there are large off-side areas which remain undrilled and offer some promise.
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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.