Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Alabama

Bulletin of the Geological Survey of Alabama

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1918 edition. Excerpt: ...materials, their stratigraphic position and their thickness in the central and eastern parts of the State, it seems that the Ripley sands have probably the most promising outlook for the production of petroleum in commercial quantities of any of the strata which compose the Coastal Plains sediments in Alabama. As yet no showings or gas have been found in this horizon but at the same time no wells are known to have penetrated the beds and probably have not except as above mentioned. The Tertiary strata have been penetrated in quite a number of localities in the southern part of the Coastal Plain with showings of oil and a little gas reported in a few wells. On the Hatchetigbee Anticline and near by several wells that were drilled fifteen to twenty years since report in the logs that comes from the Tertiary horizons. The Roberts well in Escambia County (see log, page 211) reports several showings of oil and gas. It is improbable that any of these wells were drilled on structure with the exception of the Hatchetigbee Anticline tests. The materials of the Tertiary are predominating shales and clays with thick beds of limestone and sand horizons of lesser vertical extent. The shales are generally blue to black in color. In Texas and Louisiana where these beds are penetrated there are frequent showings of oil, while a little gas is the rule rather than the exception. However, little or no production has been obtained from any of the Tertiaries with the probable exception of the salt domes along the Gulf Coast and in southwest Texas, where some oil and considerable gas is derived from the horizons above the Cretaceous. POSSIBILITIES IN THE COASTAL PLAIN BY AREAS. The Coastal Plain of Alabama is in this report subdivided into five areas in which the...show more

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  • Paperback | 242 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 440g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236514327
  • 9781236514325