Geology and Oil Possibilities of the Northern Part of Overton County, Tenn., and of Adjoining Parts of Clay, Pickett and Fentress Counties

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Williams printing Company, 1919 - Geology - 45 pages
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Page 2 - STATE GEOLOGICAL COMMISSION AH ROBERTS, Chairman Governor of Tennessee DR. HA MORGAN President University of Tennessee DR. FM McREE Commissioner of Agriculture OP PILE Chief Mine Inspector DR.
Page 22 - The Formations of the Chester Series in Western Kentucky and their Correlates elsewhere,
Page 35 - No. 2 the amber oil with gas was encountered in what is said to be a "regular oil sand" 20 feet or more in thickness. Well No. i on the Reagan farm was a dry hole. The M. Pedgett well No. i found' oil at 265, 294 and 354 feet. This oil was accompanied by water which quickly shut off the supply. When a 3-inch pump was put into the well and the water exhausted it is said to have flowed at the rate of 50 barrels per day, but when pumping ceased the water again shut off the supply of oil. The above mentioned...
Page 38 - ... considered by Mr. Compton to be a sandstone ranging from 8 to 10 feet in thickness and at a depth of 625 feet. These wells are all located in the valley of east fork of Obey river west of Bob's Bar well. On the north side of the river opposite Joe Reagan's No. 2 a deep well was drilled on the Martha Beatty farm, which found a "show" of oil in a sandstone 80 feet thick at a depth of 1,700 feet.
Page 35 - Payne formation, and about 61 feet above the Chattanooga shale. At a depth of 286 feet this well flowed 011 temporarily until the supply was shut off by fresh water. It was later drilled deeper and more oil encountered at depths of 297 and 307 feet. This well is said to have reached a depth of 1,000 feet, flowing for a short time at the rate of 800 barrels per day and later pumping at the rate of 25 barrels per hour. Great trouble was experienced, however, in preventing invasions of fresh water into...
Page 36 - ... the well and the water exhausted it is said to have flowed at the rate of 50 barrels per day. but when pumping ceased the water again shut off the supply of oil. The above mentioned wells are located to the east and south of those on the Lacey farm. A well drilled about i mile west of the Lacey No. i on the S. Hind farm found the Chattanooga shale at a depth of 80 feet, where it was 29 feet thick. In this well a good "show" of oil was found at 180 feet.
Page 39 - Robbins well this sand is said to have furnished a 'show' of oil. This sandstone was also reached in a deep test on the JP Reynolds farm about three miles northeast of Riverton at a depth of 1,781 feet, where it is said to be between 70 and 80 feet thick. In this well the Chattanooga shale was found at a depth of 243 feet and shows of oil at 210 and 310 feet." "Southwest of Riverton on Rock House Creek two test wells were drilled. One of these...
Page 39 - ... show" of oil at 345 feet. Sulphur water was encountered at 685 feet which rose about 1,200 feet in this well. Total depth of the well 1,689 feet. The other well on the Noah Wright farm found the Chattanooga shale at a depth of 131 feet. In it amber oil which filled the hole was found at 435 feet and is said to still drip from the well mouth. The following statement concerning the analysis of a sample of oil from this well is taken from an article by Mr. EJ Schmitz, published in the Engineering...
Page 39 - Chattanooga shale at 82 feet, gas at 144, 150, 190, 270, 336, 358 and 620 feet, with a "show" of oil at 345 feet. Sulphur water was encountered at 685 feet which rose about 1,200 feet in this well. Total depth of the well 1,689 feet. The other well on the Noah Wright farm found the Chattanooga shale at a depth of 131 feet. In it amber oil which filled the hole was found at 435 feet and is said to still drip from the well mouth. The following statement concerning the analysis of a sample of oil from...
Page 39 - About six miles southeast of Riverton two wells were drilled on the Duncan Smith farm. In well No. I the Chattanooga shale occurred at 307 to 400 feet and amber oil was found at 819 feet. The well produced about l/2 barrel per day from a 6-foot sand.

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