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Spindletop oil field, Jefferson County, Texas

James Brian Eby and Michel Thomas Halbouty
Spindletop oil field, Jefferson County, Texas
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (April 1937) 21 (4): 475-490


The major oil production at Spindletop now comes from the south, southwest, and west flanks of the dome. The oil is found in the Middle and Lower Miocene and to some extent in the Middle Oligocene formations. The sands are very lenticular and irregular, and can not be correlated from well to well, rarely even in the case of two adjoining wells. The Spindletop field has been an extremely prolific producer. The old cap-rock area has produced approximately 50 million barrels of oil and the new flank area through 1936 has produced approximately 75 million barrels of oil. Detail cross sections of the dome suggest the possibility of overhang. If this is true, the dry flanks of the dome may yet offer the possibility of future production.

ISSN: 0883-9247
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 21
Serial Issue: 4
Title: Spindletop oil field, Jefferson County, Texas
Pages: 475-490
Published: 193704
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 1939-005322
Categories: Economic geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Illustration Description: 7 figs. incl. top. map
N29°00'00" - N56°00'00", W115°00'00" - W97°00'00"
N25°45'00" - N36°30'00", W106°30'00" - W93°30'00"
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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