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Texas Oil Ledger (Newspaper) - July 17, 1920, Fort Worth, Texas 6 PAGES TODAY TEXAS Per Year FORT JULY 19 LEDGER EWSPA PER PUBLISHED Every Saturday 10c Per Copy 22 RANGER DISTRICT SCORES HEAVILY ItWi 1Hsilf Dozen New Producers Materially Increase c Production ftyiRKHAMilDALS IMPLANT WELL Stephens as Usual Gets Many New Ones Special Oil v July East land County part of the Ranger flelfl came back strong1this week and a half dozen new producers have materially the With the Stephens County completions the has been extended north and west and some new sands are said to have been encountered in both For more than three weeks the operations in Eastland County havebeen void of any now sensations until this Probably tho most Important comple tion of the week Is lhat of the Mark hamTidal Oil Company on the A Z Vowell farm seven miles north west of which came In last Saturday from what Is said to be a new deep sand at The well blew in with a gas pressure estimated at cubic feet and made an ini tial flow of barrels of The well choked Monday but the gas was later shut off and It is again flowing around 500 barrels a An Extension Next In Importance in tha Eastland County territory Is the northeast ex tension from of the Gholson 9 of the Texas five miles of which is on the lime at feet and is expected in Is very near completed thirty days ago by the same company for barrels dally and is still making better than Near this well is tho Jennings of the Texas Pacific Coal 01 Company which is an uncompleted well making between 400 and 500 barrels from the lime at The well lo Be drilled 4n Friday and a big well Is reasonably The Jennings completed by the Sun Company In was one ol the big gushers of that dlstricl until was damaged by salt In the Rleasant Grove district north west of Ranger tho Texas Company has completed two gqod wells this week on the Litllalon 17 came In Tuesday nalural at feet and Is making a liltle boiler than 200 on page 4 ArkansasWell Is Good For Al Least 1110 Barrels Hunter Well Is Drilled Into Sand Mixed With SHale Will Be Drilled Still Special to Texas Oil July drill ing four feet deeper In the Hunter well at the bit went past the oil sand and into a sand mixed with according to reports from an authoritative source here The well was declared good fof 100 barrels as It stood Tuesday by a Stand ard OH Company who said that It would be drilled a few feet deeper to develop an anticipated better pro duction a short distance below where it stood It was swabbed dry Tuesday to test which was found In good shape and on a good seat in cap rockat 36 gravity oil so far produced was seeping through a crev According to field su perintendent of the Standard Oil Com there Is no question of this sec tion being an oil district and that the Standard will drill additional wells aa fast as material and equipment can be Many of the leases owned by the Standard and other new com panies entering the South Arkansas ter ritory were leased on drilling contracts and additional drilling will be done to a considerable Invincible Gets Two Good Wells In Homer Field Companys Completions Add Barrels to Fields Pro duction Makes Location for Two More Wells in North east tifS BSftiv1 TEXAS UNITED HAS TWO WELLSON THE SAND One in Electra and Other at Sunshine Hill To Be Brought in Next Week Dallai TQXIII Oil July Texas i United Oil Company announce that they expectto bring In a well they are drill ingthree and onehalf miles southeast of within thecoming The drillers on this woll have already gone through strong showings of both and oil and anticipate the in of a X The company also expect to bring in another woll on their lease sent east of In the Sunnshine HJ11 district during the coming At the tlmo of casing is being set in this Special to Texas Oil Shreveport July wells completed by the Invincible Oil Corpo Louisiana Oil Refining as it Is known over dally production for the wnek In the Homer Its aclcson 20was completed at feet in 24218 making bar and ackson 12 in the same section was brought In at about the same Jackson 28 in the same section Is illlng al with prospecls for a 500bariel The company has made localions for wo more wells 1n 17218 and the northeast extension of Iho Homer pool TWELVE FOOTSAND FOUND AT TOYAH LOUISIANA I INCREASES CAPACITY OFJTS REFINERY July capacity Louisiana Oil Re fining Company plant at Gas Center Increased to barrels whan additionsnow under way are expected to ba accomplished the next 80 The addition of a new unit of four pipe topping stills in which are In corporated the most modern designs for Much refinery The company Jfirilsobuilding a new hollar SwSce care of and new new stills oiiiploy the same prln clple ae the water tube boiler in which itScohoy In heat is effle thefires more work on quantity ot A hthe crude passesbefore stills Is the new present capacity Is but than that for WEILS OIL AND GASDIRECTQRIfpUT roost complete directories 11 companies operating In the Mld m M qli fields has Just been pub T Alfred Powell ot Bartles The which Itota Companies and oil well in vend and all rev a the United States together rl1 tiAIjj for TOWNSITE DRILLING NOTHING NEW COUSrCANA KIRIJ IN Al the time this plclure was lakcn 20 yearn ago there were nearly 600 pro ducing wells In this Tho boom here was said to have resembled very much tho early days at Corsicana Field One of Oldest in State Is Coming Into Its Own Gushers of Over shadowed Small Shallow Wells of But Field Is Now Being Extensively Developed Magnolia Petroleum Company Organized in That Town and Now Operates in That for water by the occurred al Special to Texas Oil July A 12foot oil sand was found in the Davis well in section block late The production is estimated lo bfi at the rate of five to ton and Is said to be identical with the Toyah high grade lubricating The sand was found at a depth of 358 Tho ToyahBell Oil Company 2 Is drilling In the same block and is expected to rtach yie pay level within two This company also Is drill Ing on an 80aoro Boll tract of the E AGLE CHIEF COMISH Special to Oil Oklahoma July Eagle Chief Oil Gas Company of of which Hyde Is president and general Is about to have a controversy with the Corporation Com The commission recently abrogated the com panys right do business In Oklahoma because of non payment of corporation the years 1916 and he Isseeking to collect delinquent taxes for tho years nd he the company was not Incorporated until x CALLS FOR HELP IN SHUTTING IN GASSER By Staff qorrospoiulent v July oil field much the same as any other product of American ingenuity is subject to the whims and fancy of those responsible for its Perhaps chief of these is the natural characteristic to follow the And be cause the American is a modernist an oil field may properly become a victim of circumstance the same as anything according to some of the old oil has suf profitably from too many Burkburnetts and Booms have come and sweeping the state from one end to the other and have left in their wake scoros derricks in places that have since passed into The Corsicana1 field was well under way in development when Spindletop was It has figuratively been rele gated to the scrap heap in the eyes of promoters and yet a few facts regarding its opening and past activ ities will reveal that it was at one time an important factor in the Texas oil It is even said that this is the oldest field west of the Mississippi river that has continuously produced oil in paying quantities up to the present Discovered in In 1894 oil was llrst found at Corwi cana in a well that was being drilled Tho showing as oil was nol desired Ihen 11 was cased off and drilling continued until an artesian TOler How found al When tho oil showing occurred In Ihe 3lty visitors of oil experience in Immediately realized Us value and proceeded to lease up much surroundng land and cly Tho first Jig contract was made in 1895 between Huffy Pennsylvania operators and Bealon Davidson for Ihe sinking of five Those wells wore coinpleled In all being good pro ducers of from ten lo Ihlrty barrels each al a depth of about 800 With Iho news of those completions reaching many Eastern operators Hocked to Tho town imme diately became famous and a real boom It was here that townsito drilling was first commenced a large scale as the producers at thai time wore almost all found within Iho corporalo Ilrnils of Ihe First 1ipe Lino in The exlenl with which dovelopmanl Was carried on Is displayed by tho fact that in 1897 fifty wells wore completed and by 1898 287 oil producers and four gassers had been In January of 1898 Culllnan Company conducted tho first pipe lino and ntoraro Pelroleum pur chased by Ihls firm commanded a mar kol price of 50 cents per The first naphtha and benzine refined west of the Mis sissippi River was accomplished here by the Culllnan Company In December of tho same It was In this firm lhat the Magnolia Petroleum Company had Its origin and today Corsicana points with pride to the home of this largo By May of 1901 there had been com pleted 595 producing oilwells and 25 This number covered an area LAST WEEK IS A SUCCESSFUL ONE FOR EASTLAND Week Is Featured Not by Sen sational But by Steady Ones STEPHENS COUNTY SECTION IS LEADING Snowden and McSweeney Get Biggest Well of Week Special to Trim Oil July past seven days have been good ones for luitli KaHtland and NTo sensational wells wore brought in in cither county bill Rood steady wells that will soon pay out their own Stephens County hnd the largest number oC wells and the greatest amount of now productlonrthe produc tion oC Stephens County being mate rially biggest well of the week goes to the Inn oC Snowden McSwecnoy with their on the Hlgglnbotham lease in Stephens This well found tlie top of the sand at and was drilled to and the well started off with an initial production of bar This well is only a short distance In the iind Is expected to bo a larger producer when it Is drilled fur ther In tha Tlic Humble Oil Kenning Company on the Dickie lease in Stephens County in making n natural flow of 800 barrels from to Making 750 The firm of Snowden McSwooney also found several other good wells in Stephens although not so big as their HlgglnboUinm 4 that is making Hilburn Near Rising Barrels a Day THIRTYFIVE OIL WELLSATDUNCAN Interest in That Field Centers on North Americans Test Special to uly oh a telegram from Clark Har olt In the Breckenrldge the railroad commlslon has da tailed deputy supervisor of Breckenrldge and dep uty supervisor at to assist In shutting a big gas well which ta not under The text of the telegram from Clark Har follows We have gas well situated on the tract onehalf mile south of Breckenrldge unable to close on account of pressure breaks Please request your representative to call and render his Special to Texan Oil July in the new Stephens County field south west of Duncan Is centered this week on Ihe leels of Iho North American OH Refining Corporallon In 261S8W and Coloord In Tho North American woll Is four miles northeast of tho discovery well in S ac tion and If It makes a producer will mean a largo extension to Ihe II reached Ihe sand at feet and Is preparing lo lest tha Colcords woll is four miles north of the pool in Section 33 and Is tho first tcut in the northern part of Ihe town It is drilling at feet with hopes of finding on oil or gas sand within tho next two hundred Al llluda of this location is more than 100 feet higher than the wells in Section 33 and Indications aro the oil exists at a grealer depth than further The Lono Gaa Company was responsible for a long extension to tha field when It drilled In recently a 126 barrel well and a gasser four miles northwest of Section The gas well on the slda of Sec tion 30 found the sand at and the oil well on the east side of the same section Is producing at The North American has seventy acres of land lying between these wells and is preparing to drill at The new field now hoe thirtyfive oil wells prpduclng about barrels daily and five large gas walls with a combined dally yield of Small wells and dry holes have been drilled south and west of the discovery Indicating that the pool extends mostly tothe northeast and WIGGINS EN TORT president of the Operation OU Development Associa has been in the city for Wiggins has large Interests in ara on the Arrowhead AnticlineHe has let ft contract for a series ot on his CISCO NORTHWESTERN A COMMON CARRIER Special to Oil July Cisco Northwestern Railway Company la rec ognized as a common carrier in order Issued by the Texas Railroad Com effective August and entitled to the same rates and privi leges as are in operation on other Texas This Is a new road and is to operate between Ctaco and Brecken a distance of twentyeight miles through the heart of a rich oil terri Continued on ingo 8 Operators Are Observing Oil Gas Laws With Few Exceptions That Field Is in Splendid Shape and Gives Great Special to TCXUR Oil July tow Iho KoinpAlungorAilcn oil Held Is In splendid shape and gives promise oC being one ot the great pro ducing fields of North Deputy Supervisor says Coplin of the oil and gas dlvtolon of tho Texas Rail road who Is stationed at Wichita In a report submitted following the completion by him of an Inspection of the Complaints that certain wells which had been abandoned by drillers hnd not been properly plugvjedi In accordance with the rules of the Railroad Com mission were found Justified In only two tha deputy supervisor reported in his communication to tho members of the The com pany at fault In these two instances had been given proper Dep uty Supervisor Coplin and had made verified reports on the It occurs to continues Deputy that this matter calls for ac and 1 am referring It to Deputy Coplin states that it Is his opinion thai Iho Railroad Commissions rules are beingobserved In a grcaler measure In tho KMA field than In any other field In North Panhandle Well in Young Flows Over Top of Rig Well Has Been Making 300 Barrels Despite the Cavings Special to Texan Oil July rail handle well on the JlcOlusUy ten miles southwest of made three Hows over tho derrick Thursday after tho well had been cleaned out and a liner This well lias been pulling about 300 hniTolH dally into the Prairie pipe line this week despite and Its How probably will Increase as a result of sotting tho It is only one foot In the found at and prob ably will bo Tho South lieml district of Young County now has four producing The llrst was found In the Doimell and Pratt wells of the North American Oil Refining Corporation and tho Roxana Petroleum Corporation at ThoHo wells are pumping fifty and sev entyfive barrels olrnrd Kinds lig Ray Colcord found the second sand at feet in the Scott It Is lowing about 100 barrels The third In thi Ianhanillo sand and tho fourth is found at feet In tho Gooilo 1 of the North American and Thin well Is fishing for lost tools but It Is gassing and makes frequent small Hows of North American ami Rnxnna drilling seven wells In the South Rend district and have locations for Ivo oth They own jointly acres of Hind and the North American In addi tion has acres Ray Colcord Is drilling a lecoml wo and Ims made five now tho PanliiiucU1 lias announced loca tions this has spudded in one will of fart I frig the Ray pro TII Illill The Southwest Miami Development Company Is drilling at foot across tho River from the Panhandle well and should Hnd that sand IH pulling tho cawing this week ami will plug tho Tlinmons two miles northeast of South This shot four months 720 quarts of should have made a blB1 producer bill In drilling out the hrlrlirc formed by the shot two crs wore lost In tho hole and it has boon It is reported Cosden will drill an off set to tho well at OIL IN CROCKETT COUNTY TESTS HIGH GRAVITY Special In Tclns Oil July The well of Foster et on the Hilburn 2 a half mile south of the original Hilburn that was the first producer found in the Rising Star is reported by scouts to be mak ing 100 barrels an hour follow ing a 240quart shot from to The total depth of the well is This is considered by scouts and operators to be one of the most important wells that has been drilled in the East land field and the most import ant well for the Rising Star 1 u The Hilbimi 1 came in some time ago with a How of about 400 barrels and Is still but the operations In the district were conslorably set back when the Humble drilled a dry hole on tlui Ingram lease about one mile cast of the original Rising Star experienced an oil boom when the 400barrel well was Then the excitement logged for some time but It Is expected that the oil boom will bo greatly augmented by the llndlng of the well by Foster et This well opens up a largo stretch of new territory and In the words of the take the lid oft in the Rising Star It is understood that oponitom and lease buyers are Hocking to this district and tho territory will liavs a big play from now Tho Alice Oil on the Hart Hill lease just south of Is not showing up in the way that was The well is down foot and has only a umall showing and that Is coming from above the present the well will bo drilled con siderably deeper than it Is now In hope of strlking the gusher snnd that is thought to be of six square It was at this time that Corsicana resembled in a measure the Burkburnotl of A forest of derricks could be seen In every direction and ion nearly every lot was found a drilling Excitement run high In Corel cana over the remark able growth of Its newest The peak of production for the Cor sicana pool proper woo reached this when barrels of oil was The production then began to steadily Two New Pools While development was at Us height In Ihe Corulcana much wlldcaltmg was carried on In the surrounding ter ritory and when production commenced falling oft two new pools opened up apparently saved the The pools mentioned were the Powell and Angus The former Has six miles oast and the latter ten miles south of The Powell oil proved to bo heavier than that found In the other With tho addition of these new areas tho Corsicana dis trict maintained a fairly good produc tion up to when the yield totaled 000 Thin was the highest ever recorded for the whole dls Conllnued on page 8 RYAN PETROLEUM SETSjCASING IN 41 If a Well Will Result In Proving Much Acreage Special to Texm Oil Wichita July Ryan Petroleum Company is ssttlne casing In their test located on tho FenrUHon tract In block This test Is about one and onehalf miles south of tho producing section of this The test found the sand at feet and will open up extensive bit of torrllory If It comes in good as ox This test like all ot tho tests In that district Is not open to the public as the companies keep guards around their well when they reach an interesting THERE DEEP TESTS IN PRESIDIO COUNTY Special to Texu Oil July deep each to go will bo drilled by tha Seymour Development Company ot this The locations have been made by Seymour of Long who has leased 000 acres from Chllders and James all the land bolng loratod In Presidio There Is muoh oil development going on In this section of the i BEARD IN NEW YORK president of the Re finery Construction loft Fort Worth for New He will be there looking after the In terests of company for about ton Well To Be Tested at Its Present Depth Feet Samples of oil from tho Ryan well In the northeast part of Crockett County have tosled very high grade with a fine lubricant baseand high gasoline con Tho Ryan well found a sand at feet that will be tested unless tho woll strikes a thicker sand at a slightly deeper Tho oil tested 42 gravity and has been used In a crude staoo an a lubricant with satisfactory Tho Ryan Petroleum Company Is head ed by Allan Ryan of Now York City and this Is tho first woll drilled In Crockett County by Ihe Ryan It Is stated that tho Ryan company will drill Iwo more wells regardless of tho outcome of tho as they are sal Isfled big production will be found on Iho holdings of the company In Crockett The Ryan leases aro eltualcd Just off tho Maralhon Fold and It Is Iho opinion of geologists that the sand will bo found at a much shallower depth In wells drilled on lite Maralhon Fold Drilling operations In tho county aro progrossing rapidly and several now locations have been made for wells In Iho Infit tan A number of largo companies havo big holdings In Crockett County and tho Cartorot OH composed ft New York has recently se cured a tract of acres In the northwest part of tho county along tha Sheffield It Is understood this company will arrange to drill a series of wells on Its holdings In tho near SEVIER ABOUTJTO GET WELL Special to Ttxai Oil July message yaotorday from Do an nounced reports from fourteen miles that a tent well drilled by the Sevler County Oil Gas Company had encountered oil at The gas showing In reported very some water Is mixed with the As balling Is not finished the production it will make Is not VICTORY OETS PERMIT Special to Oil Ti v Victory Refining Cor TVlolilta Falls has been graitnu t by the ttilrood commission to o under rule 88 ot the companys lines are In the Wichita county OB I GULF COMPANY GIVES NOTICE OF AN APPEAL fuses to Set Aside Judgment and Grant a New Judge George Calhoun Re Spcclnl to Texas Oil July tho refusal of Judge lloorgo Culhoun of tho Fiftythird Dlstricl Court of Travis County to sot aside and allow a new trial In the case of Iho Stale of Texas el Iho Gulf Production Company ol a notice of appeal has been Illed by attorneys for tho defeml anls lo the Third Court of Civil Appeals at Judgment In thtaxvaso gave Ihu Slate of Texas tho recovery of 100 acres of oil land slluatcd In Stephens County and on which aro said to bo six producing tho entire property be ing valuod at approximately Tho Slate and Shulor as co plalnllft also recovered damages amounting to about against which Ihoro was an offsel of approxi mately as tho cost of produc ing the oil thus far taken from Iho Tho Slates share was set at In tho tha re approximately going to ho being Ihu holder of Iho States permit to develop tho oil on the disputed tract of ALL BLOWN DOWN RIGS HAVE BEpN REBUILT IN BOWERS TERRITORY Bob Brewers Test Offsetting Bowers Lease Tests s Dry Special to TMM Oil Wichita July tho Bowers field around blocks and 829 all of tho derricks that were blown down by tho rocunt storms have boon rebuilt and the operations are be ing rushed with great There aro close to forty rigs drilling in tho vicinity and many are expected lo bo practically on the sand by Ihe end of thle Tho failure of tho Hob Brewer which offsets tho Bower has turned all of the altontlon toward the Underwood Drilling Companys tost on the Emerlck OH Company which off sets the Bowers lease on the north This test Is down to a depth ot feet and should bo on tho sand within tho next few MARSHALL TEST ON SAND om Oil Kansas from superintendent to the ofHces of the Bruner Petroleum Company of this city are that tho well ot thiscompany eleven miles southwest Harrison is oa top of the sand at The off of the well Indicates tue same formations M In the Louisiana though about 800 feet
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