Proceedings Volume . 9

Proceedings Volume . 9

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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. 1917 edition. Excerpt: ...gas wells have been drilled, mudded off at 1500 feet, an oil sand mudded off at 2000 feet depth, and the producing well finished at 2500 feet depth, while within 50 feet of such wells, other wells have been drilled, mudding off the 1500 foot gas sand, and producing oil from the 2000 foot sand, while within the same radius, wells have been drilled to the 1500 foot gas sand, taking the gas therefrom, and the mudding in no instance interfered with any of the other wells. This could not be done with water, or thin mud fluid, as it would penetrate the sand to greater distances than 50 feet, instances being known where it has penetrated over 100 feet radius from a well. In the Eldorado field where there are over 450 oil wells drilled to 650 feet depth, there are at least 100 deep oil wells drilled through this shallow sand, mudding it off, and at least 50 gas wells drilled, many of them passing through the shallow oil, securing the gas from several hundred feet below the oil, and in no instance has any trouble or injury occurred to prevent operating any of the sands desired--oil or gas, mudding off all sands excepting the one from which the particular production desired is had. Such demonstrations set an example as to the practice developed since the conservation laws were passed, and when operators were testifying under oath, that they had tried the mudding process and that it would not work. The greatest part of the problem of the conservation of natural gas in the fields, has been solved and demonstrated on such an extensive scale that there is no excuse for its waste in any field in the country. Further, the use of mud fluid for sealing off water, and other sands, and for supporting the earth formations from caving and "freezing" the...
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  • Paperback | 150 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 8mm | 281g
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236641752
  • 9781236641755