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Foreword

Craig Beasley
Foreword (in SEG; 75; Imaging the past, present, and future; Society of Exploration Geophysicists 1930-2005, Craig Beasley (prefacer))
Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK) (2005) 24, Suppl.: S4-S5

Abstract

A little more than 75 years ago, one of the very early seismic crews worked its way through a part of northeast Texas and came up empty-handed as far as providing a viable drilling prospect. That crew missed finding the largest oil field ever found in the lower 48--the seven-billion-barrel East Texas Field. Or so the lore goes. I don't know exactly when or where I heard this story, but I believe it was when I was growing up in the 1950s in east Texas. I probably overheard it at one of the company barbecues as the men stood around tin washtubs chock full of ice and longneck beer bottles, bantering back and forth about such things. No asset team, this group--they were firmly in their company silos--geologists, geophysicists, drillers, etc., and proud of that fact. It seems likely that some sort of seismic crew operated in the area prior to Dad Joiner's Daisy Bradford #3 coming in on 3 October 1930 -particularly in light of Michael T. Halbouty's statement in the keynote address at the Second Wallace E. Pratt Memorial Conference, January, 2000, when he said "...prior to its discovery, every major company and many independent companies, with their expertise and seismic black boxes ran their equipment repeatedly over the area and agreed that it did not have the parameters for the accumulation of oil."


ISSN: 1070-485X
EISSN: 1938-3789
Serial Title: Leading Edge (Tulsa, OK)
Serial Volume: 24, Suppl.
Title: Foreword
Title: SEG; 75; Imaging the past, present, and future; Society of Exploration Geophysicists 1930-2005
Author(s): Beasley, Craig
Author(s): Beasley, Craigprefacer
Affiliation: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Houston, TX, United States
Affiliation: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Houston, TX, United States
Pages: S4-S5
Published: 2005
Text Language: English
Publisher: Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 2005-074552
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sourcesApplied geophysics
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2017, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by Society of Exploration Geophysicists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 200544
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