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Old 06-27-2017, 07:51 PM   #1
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Has anyone ever heard of someone drilling for water and hitting oil?
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:55 PM   #2
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No, but there was this 'old hillbilly out hunting..........
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Old 06-27-2017, 07:59 PM   #3
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Nm

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Old 06-27-2017, 08:08 PM   #4
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I am serious...we only drilled to 500 ft driller lost circulation came back today to bail and the well has oil and seems to be worse
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:17 PM   #5
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Do you own mineral rights?
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:23 PM   #6
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Might want to move this to Around the Campfire for more post.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:42 PM   #7
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Moving to Beverly Hills are ya ?
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:55 PM   #8
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Probably need to report that to somebody.
Be careful and make sure to don't blow yourself up.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:56 PM   #9
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Also do a taste test and make sure you didn't hit an old septic tank.
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:58 PM   #10
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Also do a taste test and make sure you didn't hit an old septic tank.
Lol
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Old 06-27-2017, 08:59 PM   #11
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I am speechless..... that's funny!
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:00 PM   #12
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I have a professional licensed driller that is doing the work, and he is notifying the proper people. No unfortunately no mineral rights came with the property. I own 372 acres of undeveloped property, and wanted a well close to the center to for my livestock.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:04 PM   #13
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From Traces of Texas FB page

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"I wanted water, and they got me oil. I was mad, mad clean through. I said, '**** the oil. I want water.'"
----- W.T. Waggoner, Electra, 1903, talking about the discovery of oil on the Waggoner Ranch and how he was actually upset before he realized how valuable that oil would come to be. It ended up making him fabulously wealthy. Isn't that like life, though? Looking for one thing, end up finding something much valuable.
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Old 06-27-2017, 09:05 PM   #14
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Doubtit...lol
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Old 06-28-2017, 09:59 AM   #15
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I've heard of it. In Saudi Arabia.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:35 AM   #16
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Old 06-28-2017, 12:15 PM   #17
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I've seen it in San Antonio. Think it was coming from the Austin Chalk
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Old 06-28-2017, 09:44 PM   #18
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Possibly a small salt dome with trapped hydrocarbons.
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:02 PM   #19
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I've seen it in San Antonio. Think it was coming from the Austin Chalk
That's a deep water well coming from Austin Chalk
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Old 06-28-2017, 10:24 PM   #20
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Are there any wells nearby. Your contractor should have had some offsets from previous water wells in the area or any well for that matter. More than likely there is. There may have been a fracture created while drilling especially if you lost circulation.

If there is an oil well nearby they probably experienced the same thing and more than likely had to squeeze cement while setting casing. That would be about casing depth for surface. In alot of areas. You can squeeze and trap some hydro carbon in these voids. Although this is extremely shallow, it is possible that hydro carbons could have collected in this area while drilling the next section considering the weaker formation until the next string of casing was run and stayed trapped.

But who knows. I was on a deer lease in Hebbronville with a 420' water well. When ever you got a bucket of water from it you could see lots of black specks of oil floating at the surface. But that place had three oil wells on that section and it was only 150 acres.

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Old 06-29-2017, 12:47 AM   #21
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That's a deep water well coming from Austin Chalk
What makes you think that?
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Old 06-29-2017, 01:14 AM   #22
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Jed Clampett. We need pics of your Elly May.
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Old 06-29-2017, 04:48 AM   #23
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Yes, at my lease there is oil in the water. It really makes a mess. It's worse during the off season and not to bad during deer season when the well is being used more.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:06 AM   #24
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My grandpa told a story of hitting oil once when digging a well for irrigation here in Iowa. Notified everyone who needed to be and a quick survey of some sort or another revealed a very small pocket they happened to drill on top of.

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Old 06-29-2017, 09:18 AM   #25
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I've heard of it. In Saudi Arabia.
Yep, happens all the time in the middle east.....for farmers, it's unfortunate, because all the oil is owned by the state, so it does them no good.
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Old 06-29-2017, 09:25 AM   #26
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What makes you think that?
The shallowest part of the Austin chalk is 5,500 ft. That's a pretty deep water well.
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Old 06-29-2017, 10:12 AM   #27
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The shallowest part of the Austin chalk is 5,500 ft. That's a pretty deep water well.
Maybe in south Texas, but it's named for outcrops (depth = 0) in the Austin area.
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:18 AM   #28
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What makes you think that?
Knowing how deep the Austin chalk is in the San Antonio area

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Old 06-29-2017, 11:20 AM   #29
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Maybe in south Texas, but it's named for outcrops (depth = 0) in the Austin area.
Yea but not in San Antonio
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Old 06-29-2017, 11:48 AM   #30
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I have a professional licensed driller that is doing the work, and he is notifying the proper people. No unfortunately no mineral rights came with the property. I own 372 acres of undeveloped property, and wanted a well close to the center to for my livestock.
Here comes my landman advice, I can't help it...

You should attempt to locate the mineral owners and buy some or all of their interest in your 372ac tract. Then if/when you own most or all of the mineral rights it could be in your favor, economically speaking, to market your discovery to an E&P company who can complete a successful oil well in that horizon where you have encountered this hydrocarbon trap.

Of course this idea comes with about 10 caveats... but it's a possibility for you to make some residual income.
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:35 PM   #31
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Yea but not in San Antonio
It's named for outcrops in Austin but it starts outcropping in San Antonio
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Old 06-29-2017, 12:43 PM   #32
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It's named for outcrops in Austin but it starts outcropping in San Antonio
I know and can also be seen in the Dallas area. That doesn't mean the formation being drilled runs from 5000' up to 0 it's just the same type of rock. Those outcrops are just how the formation being drilled got its name

Now what muddy described very well could have happened knowing the circulation issues in some of those areas

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Old 07-06-2017, 11:30 PM   #33
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Well...LOL...as I am a girl I must be my own Elly May
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Old 07-08-2017, 12:59 PM   #34
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Well that was CRUDE - argh argh!
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Old 07-09-2017, 06:10 PM   #35
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LOL, been wondering when someone would suggest this....Drill for water and get AMMO...then appropriate forum Kidding...
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