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Journal Article
Published: 01 September 1975
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (1975) 12 (9): 1675–1684.
...Albert A. Berti Abstract Wisconsinan interstadial sediments, consisting mainly of moss peat, peaty silt and sand, are exposed near Titusville in northwestern Pennsylvania. They lie beneath the Titusville Till, south of the margin of the Late Wisconsinan Kent Till. Radiocarbon dates obtained range...
Series: GSA Special Papers
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1130/SPE270-p99
... Three sections critical to the interpretation of upper Pleistocene deposits in northern Ohio are the Titusville, Pennsylvania, site and the Garfield Heights and Mt. Gilead sites in Ohio. At Titusville, Pennsylvania, the relation of peat dated at about 40,000 yr B.P. to the Titusville till...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 April 1984
AAPG Bulletin (1984) 68 (4): 481–482.
...Jeffery C. Greenawalt ABSTRACT The Appalachian basin is referred to as the birthplace of the oil and gas industry. Drilling has occurred since the Drake discovery well in Titusville, Pennsylvania, in 1859. Applying new tricks in an old basin is one way to help meet tomorrow’s energy needs...
Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2018
DOI: 10.1144/SP465.13
EISBN: 9781786203656
.... This new demand for oil products stimulated the search for oil around the world and resulted in the first modern-day oil well being drilled in Titusville Pennsylvania in 1859. Over the next 100 years, an estimated 75 MMbbl (million barrels) of oil and 500 Bcf (billion cubic ft) of gas were produced from...
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Series: Geological Society, London, Special Publications, Geological Society, London, Special Publications
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1144/SP442.32
EISBN: 9781786202925
... of distillation of kerosene from seep-oil and by the invention of an effective modern kerosene lamp by Ignacy Łukasiewicz in 1853. When the first oil well was drilled at Titusville (Pennsylvania) in 1859, several dozen wells were already producing oil in the Carpathians. Oil prospecting and production were...
Series: Geological Society, London, Memoirs, Geological Society, London, Memoirs
Published: 01 January 2015
DOI: 10.1144/M45.03
EISBN: 9781862397101
... predated the oft-quoted 1859 birth of the industry at Titusville, Pennsylvania when Edwin L. Drake drilled his first well, by at least a century. Similarly, Hallett et al. (1985) claimed Scotland was the birthplace of the oil industry, pointing out that oil-shale distillation commenced on an industrial...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 February 1968
AAPG Bulletin (1968) 52 (2): 264–281.
...K. H. Anderson; J. S. Wells ABSTRACT The Forest City basin of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa is the area in which the first oil and gas production west of the Mississippi River was found. Production near Paola, Kansas, followed within a few years of the birth of the oil industry at Titusville...
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Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1965
AAPG Bulletin (1965) 49 (9): 1566–1567.
... of petroleum history are traced; particularly, the achievements of Edwin L. Drake, who drilled the first commercial oil well in the world in 1859 near Titusville, Pennsylvania; the late Pattillo Higgins, whose faith and inspiration led to the discovery of Spindletop and the beginning of the liquid fuel age...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1965
AAPG Bulletin (1965) 49 (9): 1564.
...K. H. Anderson Abstract: The Forest City basin of Missouri, Kansas, Nebraska, and Iowa is the area of the first oil and gas production west of the Mississippi River. Production was found near Paola, Kansas, within a few years of the birth of the American oil industry at Titusville, Pennsylvania...
Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.0020(05)
EISBN: 9780813756202
... not been identified in situ beneath the Titusville Till anywhere in Pennsylvania. Before the discovery of the Keefus, such a till was predicted, because masses of a pink, high-carbonate till were sometimes found within Titusville Till ( White et al., 1969 ). It was usually described as a purple-pink...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.0020(05)
EISBN: 9780813756202
... Abstract Northwestern Pennsylvania was glaciated by the Grand River sublobe of the Erie Lobe. Glacial advances occurred at least three times during the pre-Illinoian (Slippery Rock, Mapledale, and Keefus), once during the Illinoian (Titusville), and four Late Wisconsinan (Kent...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.0020(08)
EISBN: 9780813756202
... discuss the petroleum geology and history of estern Pennsylvania in general and three important oil-producing sites in particular: (1) the McClintock #1 well, Rouseville; (2) the Drake well, Titusville; and (3) Muddy Creek oil field, Prospect. Each of these sites produced oil from Upper Devonian...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2011
DOI: 10.1130/2011.0020(08)
EISBN: 9780813756202
... Figure 1. Location of field trip area in western Pennsylvania. From Pittsburgh to Titusville (Fig. 1 ),We will be driving through old oil country, from here, at one time in history, the orld’s supply of oil as produced ( Flaherty, 2003 ). Few traces of this early oil activity remain...
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Series: GSA Field Guide
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1130/2017.0046(04).ABS
EISBN: 9780813756462
... discuss the petroleum geology and history of western Pennsylvania in general and three important oil-producing sites in particular: (1) the McClintock #1 Well, Rouseville; (2) the Drake Well, Titusville; and (3) Muddy Creek oil field, Prospect. Each of these sites produced oil from Upper Devonian...
Journal Article
Published: 01 December 1995
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (1995) 32 (12): 2081–2089.
...John P. Szabo; Stanley M. Totten Abstract Stratigraphic studies of the glacial geology of the northwestern margin of the Allegheny Plateau of northeastern Ohio and northwestern Pennsylvania include evidence for multiple pre-Wisconsinan glaciations. Near the former eastern margin of the Scioto lobe...
Journal Article
Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 September 1985
AAPG Bulletin (1985) 69 (9): 1445.
...Samuel T. Pees Abstract: Beginning in late August 1859, with the success of the Drake well at 69.5 ft, early oil exploration concentrated along Oil Creek in the stretch between Titusville and Oil City, but other areas in northwest Pennsylvania also saw discoveries. Tributaries to the creek had...
Series: AAPG Memoir, AAPG Memoir
Published: 01 January 1975
DOI: 10.1306/M6382C1
EISBN: 9781629812120
... Abstract Inception of the modem petroleum industry can be fairly said to have occurred at Oil Creek, near Titusville, Crawford County, north western Pennsylvania, on August 28,1859. Nevertheless, some 5,000 years of experience and tradition else where had anticipated the event. Europe and Asia...
Journal Article
Published: 01 February 1987
Canadian Journal of Earth Sciences (1987) 24 (2): 279–290.
... tills were deposited over pre-Woodfordian deposits.The multiple nature of the pre-Woodfordian tills in the Cuyahoga Lobe is similar to that of the Titusville Till in Pennsylvania and northeastern Ohio. Northampton Till is distinctive in having a significantly different matrix texture and carbonate...
Journal Article
Published: 01 December 2011
Environmental Geosciences (2011) 18 (4): 217–257.
... that it necessitated a 5.5-mi (8.9-km) pipeline to Titusville. Noted by John Carll (1887 , p. 600) as “the first natural gas plant of the kind in the country” in his annual report on the oil and gas region of Pennsylvania, the Newton Well and pipeline furnished heat and light to approximately 250 residents and local...
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Journal: AAPG Bulletin
Published: 01 June 1943
AAPG Bulletin (1943) 27 (6): 835–853.
.... PENNSYLVANIA. The number of wells completed in the shallow gas and oil territory of western Pennsylvania (Upper Devonian or higher) in 1942 was about 3 per cent less than in 1941. Of the wells drilled for gas, 80 per cent were producers and 20 per cent were dry. The 738 new gas wells had a total initial open...
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