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Developments in upper Gulf Coast of Texas in 1957

Kirby L. Cockerham
Developments in upper Gulf Coast of Texas in 1957
Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists (June 1958) 42 (6): 1299-1307

Abstract

Drilling and production declined during 1957. There was a marked decrease in the total number of wells drilled, but the percentage of successful completions was about the same as the previous year. Frio and Yegua formational trends had the largest number of wells drilled. Very little drilling was done on the Continental Shelf. Oil production declined for the first time in several years, although gas production continued to increase. Forty new oil and gas fields were discovered during 1957. There were slightly more gas fields found than oil. Most discoveries were in the Frio and Yegua formational trends. Anticlinal closures accounted for most of the discoveries. Exploration declined during the year. The largest drop in exploratory work occurred on the Continental Shelf. Exploration and drilling in 1958 will be less than during the past year.


ISSN: 0883-9247
Coden: AABUD2
Serial Title: Bulletin of the American Association of Petroleum Geologists
Serial Volume: 42
Serial Issue: 6
Title: Developments in upper Gulf Coast of Texas in 1957
Author(s): Cockerham, Kirby L.
Pages: 1299-1307
Published: 19580601
Text Language: English
Publisher: American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Accession Number: 2020-011663
Categories: Economic geology, geology of energy sources
Document Type: Serial
Bibliographic Level: Analytic
N25°45'00" - N36°30'00", W106°30'00" - W93°30'00"
Country of Publication: United States
Secondary Affiliation: GeoRef, Copyright 2020, American Geosciences Institute. Reference includes data from GeoScienceWorld, Alexandria, VA, United States. Reference includes data supplied by American Association of Petroleum Geologists, Tulsa, OK, United States
Update Code: 2020
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