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Developments in upper Gulf Coast of Texas in 1979

Cynthia Haynes Trautman and Stephen P. Hartzell
Developments in upper Gulf Coast of Texas in 1979
AAPG Bulletin (September 1980) 64 (9): 1354-1365


Wells drilled in the Upper Texas Gulf Coast during 1979 totaled 1,351, a slight decline from the previous year's total of 1,540. The onshore Oligocene trend remained the most actively explored trend in 1979. A total of 406 exploratory wells was drilled resulting in 50 new-field discoveries. Onshore geophysical activity totaled 950 crew-weeks, keeping pace with the record high of 992 in 1978. The U.S. Department of Energy-sponsored geothermal/geopressure project well reached total depth and entered its 2-year testing phase. Offshore development drilling dropped 42% as did exploratory drilling which decreased 18% in 1979. In 2 state and 2 federal lease sales companies spent $327,361,042 leasing 494,953 acres.

ISSN: 0149-1423
EISSN: 1558-9153
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: AAPG Bulletin
Serial Volume: 64
Serial Issue: 9
Title: Developments in upper Gulf Coast of Texas in 1979
Affiliation: Amoco Prod. Co., Houston, TX, United States
Pages: 1354-1365
Published: 198009
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1981-017025
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: tables, charts, sketch map
N27°00'00" - N32°00'00", W97°00'00" - W93°00'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute.
Update Code: 1981
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