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AAPG Bulletin


Volume: 28 (1944)

Issue: 2. (February)

First Page: 197

Last Page: 216

Title: West Ranch Oil Field, Jackson County, Texas

Author(s): A. J. Bauernschmidt, Jr. (2)


The West Ranch field is in the southwest corner of Jackson County, Texas. The discovery well of the main part of the field was the Magnolia Petroleum Company's West Ranch No. 3-A, which was completed in August, 1938. The field has nine producing zones, most of which are Frio in age. For a major field it is exceptionally free from faulting. Like most Gulf Coast fields the structure is probably due to the movement of a deep salt mass. No drilling difficulties are encountered in the field, and wells are completed in 12 to 15 days. The field covers approximately 10,400 acres, on which 390 producing wells have been drilled. Cumulative production to October, 1942, was 10,238,794 barrels of oil and 12,790,905,000 cubic feet of gas.

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