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Relationship of geology to unit operation of oil and gas fields, involving government lands

Charles Dwight Avery and John Charles Miller
Relationship of geology to unit operation of oil and gas fields, involving government lands
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (November 1934) 18 (11): 1454-1492

Abstract

An endeavor is made to outline the history of that phase of the conservation movement which has led to unit operation since the World War period; also to show that the geologist has played a vital part in furthering its cause and in bringing the petroleum industry to an appreciation of the advantages of developing an oil and gas structure as a geological unit. A summary is given of the geology of six oil and gas fields involving public lands in the western United States now under unit operation, namely, North and Middle domes of Kettleman Hills, California, Little Buffalo Basin, Big Sand Draw, Billy Creek, and Pitchfork fields in Wyoming. The geology of the McCallum field, North Park, Colorado, for which unit operation is contemplated, is also reviewed. The Federal laws and regulations governing unit operation on lands in which mineral title is still in the Government are cited and the salient geological and administrative features to be considered in the presentation of plans for unit operation or cooeperative development for approval by the Secretary of the Interior are suggested.


ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 18
Serial Issue: 11
Title: Relationship of geology to unit operation of oil and gas fields, involving government lands
Pages: 1454-1492
Published: 193411
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1939-000585
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 8 figs. incl. maps
N37°00'00" - N41°00'00", W109°00'00" - W102°00'00"
Source Note: Vol. 18
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2019, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from Bibliography and Index of North American Geology, U. S. Geological Survey, Reston, VA, United States
Update Code: 1939
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