Bulletin of the American Institute of Mining Engineers Volume 49-54

Bulletin of the American Institute of Mining Engineers Volume 49-54

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1908 edition. Excerpt: ..." had been completed in the field; two wells had been completed for oil, but were not producing; three had been drilled and abandoned; three were drilling; and six locations had been made for new holes. In February, 1906, the Citizens' Oil and Pipe Line No. 1, in the south end of the Gilbert farm, blew out, throwing mud and water from the hole, 10 ft. wide on the outside of the casing, 100 ft. into the air. Pure gas in strong force came out of the 6-in. pipe. The well finally engulfed derrick, etc., and converted itself into the well-known oil-and-gas geyser. The well was set on fire and is still burning. In the early part of 1906 the 6-in. gas-line from Caddo to Shreveport was completed. On May 24, natural gas from the Caddo field was made available for domestic consumption. The daily consumption in Shreveport was about 5,000,000 cubic feet. During the latter part of the year several wells were drilled on Pine Island. In December, Producers' No. 1 on Pine Island was making 250 barrels. A site for a pump-station and tank-farm was acquired at Caddo City, and the laying of a 6-in. pipe-line to Pine Island, about 2.5 miles, was begun. Loadingracks were erected on the Kansas City Southern railway. The first car-load of Pine Island crude oil was shipped from Caddo City to the refinery at Port Arthur on Dec. 13. Seven cars, or 1,510 barrels, had been shipped up to the close of December. The Caddo field produced 4,650 barrels in 1906. Several good "gassers " were also completed during the year. Considerable drilling was done on Pine Island aud north of Oil City during the early part of 1907. On May 23, a deep oilwell near the old Savage well was brought in, producing 100 barrels flowing. In June, 1907, there were ten big and one...show more

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  • Paperback | 342 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 18mm | 612g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236889185
  • 9781236889188