Anahuac Oil and Gas Field

Anahuac Oil and Gas Field (HM1MHN)

Location: Anahuac, TX 77514 Chambers County
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N 29° 47.322', W 94° 35.233'

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Although oil production of major value began in Chambers County in 1916, this prolific Anahuac field was discovered on March 3, 1935, with completion of Humble Oil & Refining Company's A. D. Middleton No. 1 (1.8 mi. SE). The camp which housed Humble crews who developed the field was adjacent to this site.

The field encompasses some 14,000 acres of prime rice and grazing land and produces from 21 zones in a highly faulted domal structure. Producing depths range from 6,600 feet to 8,600 feet. Peak production was reached in world War II, when in 1944 annual total was 11,916,137 barrels. discovery well had an original potential of 144 barrels a day from depth of 7,050 feet. It was deepened to 7,088 feet and recompleted March 14, 1935, with a new potential of 518 barrels. Through 1966, A. D. Middleton No. 1 has produced in excess of 390,000 barrels of oil.

Over 177 million barrels of oil and 268 billion cubic feet of gas have been produced from the field. (In Chambers County, a pioneer oil producing area, over 475 million barrels of oil have been produced since 1916.) At present, there are 408 wells in the Anahuac field, and it is expected that production will continue into the 21st century.
Marker Number9079
Year Placed1967
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
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Date Added Monday, August 3rd, 2015 at 2:06pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15R E 346583 N 3296427
Decimal Degrees29.78870000, -94.58721667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 29° 47.322', W 94° 35.233'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds29° 47' 19.32" N, 94° 35' 13.98" W
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Area Code(s)409
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2934 TX-65, Anahuac TX 77514, US
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