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Austin  Chalk  oil wells  near  Luling  Texas  USA

oil well test best in 48 years

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"It's been 48 years  since  an  oil well in Luling blew in like the James H. McCullick Number 1.  The  Texas  Railroad Commission just  took  the  test  off the new  well near  Windy Point south of Luling on Tuesday ( 26 November 1984 ), and the results  were  almost  unbelievable to the commission staff.  The  well potential  tested  765  barrels in 24 hours on a Railroad Commission test on a 9/64ths choke.  Or in layman's terms, that's  one  heck of an oil well, the likes of which haven't been seen  in the Luling  area since the first ol big well came in on the  Johnny  Manford lease   in 1930.  One  happy man  is  Henry M. Voigt  of  207  N. Walnut in Luling.  Voigt owns  the  James H.  McCullick  Number 1.  "I'm told it's the best one I've ever had."  Voigt, a native of  Taylorsville near McMahan in Caldwell County, has been in the oil business  since 1946,  and  he's  been  drilling  wells  all that  time.  "And  a  few  dry holes too,"  he adds.  He  has  been  looking  for just such a well as  the  James  H.  McCullick  Number 1,  located on a 32-acre lease south of the San Marcos River.  Drilling  on the well began  Sept. 24  by  Boyd  Drilling Co. of Luling, and  Voigt set pipe on the well Sept. 26 after it went to a depth of 2,452 feet,  or what Voigt described as "the top of the chalk".  After getting  his tank in place,  production began on Oct. 18, 1984, and  the Railroad Commission started testing it.  The commission started out with a 13/16th choke restraining the flow and worked down to 9/16ths.  "They had never seen anything like it before," said Voigt. "They couldn't believe it."  The 765 barrels of oil the well flowed in a day compares with an average "good well" in the Luling area with a big frac job flow of about 135 barrels a day, he said.  Voigt  said he did not frac the James H. McCullick Number 1, just acidized it and cleaned it up a bit.  The new well  ight even  be the best one ever, Voigt said, because  the big well on the Jonny  Manford Lease flowed 960 barrels ( 40 barrels an hour), but on an open choke.  That  was  back when oil was ten ( 10 ) cents a barrel,  and the more barrels  it flowed, the more dimes you earned, Voigt said.  Without the choke,  the James H. McCullick Number 1 might outdo the old big Manford well of 1930, Voigt believes.  With  all the drilling around Luling,  how  did such a producer happen?  "The  good Lord  was  with me," says Voigt.  He  added  the well  is  in a crevice.  In addition to drilling for himself,  Voigt worked 22 years  for  Wiegand  Brothers  Drilling Co., and this is the best well he's drilled,  although he has seen some others to compare with it.  Voigt has drilled in several other leases around Luling as well as on his own land.  Another happy  fact for Voigt, who hunts coyotes as a hobby, is:  "I'm not a good promoter.  I  own it all."   Volume 104, Number  39, Nov. 29, 1984, The Luling Newsboy and Signal newspaper for 30 US  cents. 

Austin  Chalk wells,  Buda  wells,  and  Edwards  wells  have  been  around  since  Edgar B Davis discovered the Luling Oilfield circa 1920.  Magnolia  drilled  lots of those wells near Luling, and produced millions of barrels of oil, so the Lulingites say.  The Luling Oilfield just NorthWest of Luling, Texas ( not Luling, Louisiana )  is  still producing  oil from the Chalk, the Buda and the Edwards limestone formations of Cretaceous age.
I  think that Eagleford shale gas is of the Cretacoues geological age.  Any comments ?