A reconnaissance report on the geology of the oil and gas fields of Wichita and Clay counties, Texas

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University of Texas, 1912 - Medical - 308 pages
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Page 329 - The benefits of education and of useful knowledge, generally diffused through a community, are essential to the preservation of a free government. Sam Houston Cultivated mind is the guardian genius of democracy It is the only dictator that freemen acknowledge and the only security that freemen desire.
Page 233 - Columns headed No. 1 contain rates to apply on shipments transported over a single line of railroad or over two or more lines of railroad which are under the same management and control. Columns headed No. 2...
Page 214 - ... the standard. A bonus is to be paid or a penalty deducted according to the method stated under section 21, as the fuel oil delivered is above or below this standard.
Page 263 - Report on a Geological Survey of the Lands Belonging to the New York and Texas Land Company, Ltd., in the Upper Rio Grande Embayment in Texas by Johan August Udden.
Page 214 - Allen proposes the following specifications for fuel oil to be purchased by the government : (1) In determining the award of a contract, consideration will be given to the quality of the fuel offered by the bidders, as well as the price, and should it appear to be to the best interest of the Government to award a contract at a higher price than that named in the lowest bid or bids received, the contract will be so awarded. (2) Fuel oil should be either a natural homogeneous oil or a homogeneous residue...
Page 75 - During 1912 a total of 13 wells were drilled in Clay county, of which eight were gas producers, the number of gas wells at the close of the year being 29. Although stray gas sands are occasionally struck at 1,250 to 1,500 feet, the best wells in this field range from 1,550 to 1,750 feet. The pressure varies from 600 to 742 pounds, the highest original rock pressure of wells in this field. The average pressure on January 1, 1912, was 659 pounds and on December 31, 1912, it was 626 pounds. One well...
Page 240 - ... pounds, then the actual weight of such shipment shall be charged for at the rates prescribed in this tariff. 2. The minimum weight of shipments transported over lines of narrow gauge shall be 20,000 pounds per car; provided, that shipments originating at points on lines of standard gauge and destined to points on or reached by lines of narrow gauge shall be charged for at the weight determined by the cars in which they were transported over lines of standard gauge. 3. The weight of 7.4 pounds...
Page 66 - COAL PER HORSE-POWER PER HOUR. •Based on an assumed efficiency of 85 per cent, for generator and belt. AVERAGE COMPOSITION OF COAL AND GAS. 62. Coal: Percent. 63. Gas by volume: Moisture 2.66 Volatile matter.
Page 214 - F.); the oil should be rejected if its specific gravity is above 0.97 at that temperature. (6) It should be mobile, free from solid or semi-solid bodies, and should flow readily, at ordinary atmospheric temperatures and under a head of 1 foot of oil, through a 4-inch pipe 10 feet in length.
Page 244 - In many parts of the rolling prairie region, coal, of fair quality, and iron ore have been found; and it is supposed that beds of these valuable minerals extend over a great part of the country. "We have received some recent information of the character of the country bordering upon the Rio Grande, as far up as the Presidio de Rio Grande, from the notes of Lieutenant BP Tilden. ''On approaching...