The Application of Pressure to the Elliott Pool, Nowata County, Oklahoma
- J.E. Roth (Tidal Oil Co.)
- Document ID
- Society of Petroleum Engineers
- Transactions of the AIME
- Publication Date
- December 1926
- Document Type
- Journal Paper
- 195 - 209
- 1926. Original copyright American Institute of Mining, Metallurgical, and Petroleum Engineers, Inc. Copyright has expired.
- 1.6 Drilling Operations, 4.1.6 Compressors, Engines and Turbines, 5.4.2 Gas Injection Methods, 5.8.5 Oil Sand, Oil Shale, Bitumen, 1.14 Casing and Cementing, 4.1.5 Processing Equipment, 4.1.2 Separation and Treating, 2.4.3 Sand/Solids Control
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Because of the great vogue the pressure application to oil sands isundergoing now, it is interesting to follow the history of the first major airinstallation in the Mid-Continent field. In the spring of 1924 when this plantwas built there were no successful air plants operating in Oklahoma, althoughthree small gas drives were making a success. In Texas it had not been tried atall and so far as we know there were only five successful plants in Kansas.There were 12 failures in Kansas in the Chanute area at this time.
Now, just 2 years later, one finds upwards of 80 plants operating orbuilding in Oklahoma. In Kansas there are 22 successful plants, 7 failures (notmentioning the abandoned plants near Chanute) and 6 building, while Texas hasentered the race and now boasts 10 operating plants.
History of Elliott Pool Up to Time of Air Installation
The Elliott pool of some 605 productive acres of Bartlesville sand, liesmainly in Sec. 3, T. 27, R. 15 E. This is 4 miles west of the village ofLenapah on the Nowata-Coffeyville road and lies just north of the Delawareextension of the Nowata field.
From available records the discovery well was brought in during October,1909, with an initial production of 275 bbl., per day. The pool was drilled upduring the fall of 1910 and the spring of 1911. During this time 111 wells weredrilled, averaging about 250 bbl., per day, initial production. There was agood uniform gas pressure over the pool and some of the wells flowed.
In 1913 vacuum was applied and was probably successful, as it was continueduntil July 22, 1924, when air broke through into two wells causing the vacuumpumps to go down. They were never used after that date.
At the start of 1924 we find 82 producing wells averaging about 0.53 bbl. perday. It might be well to show here how close to the economic limit ofexhaustion this property had come. From a perusal of the available logs we findan average sand thickness of 38.8 ft. divided as follows: gas sand 15 ft., oilsand 20 ft., unproductive sand 3.8 ft.
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