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Oil Fields of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coastal Plain (Classic Reprint)

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Immediately after the discovery of the Spindletop oil pool by Capt. A. F. Lucas in January, 1901, there was a widespread demand for information regarding the geology of the Gulf Coastal Plain in Texas and Louisiana. Very little was known concerning. The formations underlying this region, for owing to the lack of exposures it had pre sented an extremely uninviting field for investigation. It was believed that the interests of the oil-producing industry would be best served by a thorough study 'of the stratigraphy of the region and the collection of all data regarding the character of the underlying beds obtainable from natural exposures and well records. Only upon such a foundation of carefully ascertained fact could any reasonable hypothesis regarding the origin and-distribution of the oil be based. Many theories have been published in the daily press and elsewhere, which have been more or less fanciful, not to say grotesque, and which have cast a shade of discredit upon geology by those who do not take the pains to discriminate.

For the purpose of collecting all available stratigraphic data in this region the Survey obtained the services of Mr. William Kennedy, formerly of the Texas geological survey. During his connection with the State survey Mr. Kennedy examined a large part of the Gulf Coastal Plain, but only a portion of his results was published. He began work for the present report in June, 1901, and continued in the field until February, 1902. About eight weeks were Spent in the field by the senior author in the fall of 1901 and the Spring of 1902, the more important and promising localities being visited. Owing to the press of other duties the preparation of the following report has fallen almost entirely upon Mr. Kennedy. He is to be given the entire credit for all the stratigraphic descriptions which form the chief permanent value of the report. He has also worked out the Tertiary history of the Coastal Plain, which is a distinct contribution to geologic science and is essential for a theory of oil accumulation in this region.

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Titel: Oil Fields of the Texas-Louisiana Gulf Coastal Plain (Classic Reprint)
EAN: 9781528124751
ISBN: 1528124758
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Anzahl Seiten: 208
Gewicht: 286g
Größe: H229mm x B152mm x T11mm
Jahr: 2017



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