"During World War II the Federal Government restricted oil-field drilling in the United States in order to conserve steel. The wartime regulations required 40-acre spacing in most areas. At the close of the war, the Federal drilling restrictions were lifted, and control of oil-well spacing reverted to the several state regulatory bodies. Each of these state agencies was then confronted with this problem: should 40-acre spacing be continued or should pre-war 10- and 20-acre spacing patterns be re-established?
The regulatory authority in Kansas, the State Corporation Commission, ordered an investigation in January, 1946, for the purpose of developing information upon which a disposition of the spacing problem might be based. Most of the data reported herein were obtained in connection with a study made by the author for the Kansas Commission, at that time"--Preface, page iii.
Martin, R. I.
M.S. in Mining Engineering
Missouri School of Mines and Metallurgy
ix, 99 pages
© 1951 Langdon B. Taylor, All rights reserved.
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Oil fields -- Production methods
Oil well drilling
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Taylor, Langdon B., "Well interference in the South Silica field" (1951). Masters Theses. 2988.