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Near Monroe City in Chambers County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Anahuac Oil and Gas Field

 
 
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By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
1. Anahuac Oil & Gas Field Marker
Inscription. 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.
 
Erected 1967 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 9079.)
 
Location.
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By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
2. Anahuac Oil & Gas Field Marker
Oil field road
29° 47.322′ N, 94° 35.233′ W. Marker is near Monroe City, Texas, in Chambers County. Marker can be reached from Texas Route 65 3.2 miles east of Texas Route 61, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located 100 yards south of TX-65 on an unmarked entry road to the oil field. Marker is in this post office area: Anahuac TX 77514, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Chambers County Youth Project Show (approx. 5.1 miles away); Turtle Bayou Resolutions (approx. 5.2 miles away); Juan Davis Bradburn (approx. 6.5 miles away); Robert McAlpin Williamson (approx. 6.5 miles away); Fort Anahuac (approx. 6.5 miles away); a different marker also named Fort Anahuac (approx. 6.5 miles away); William Barret Travis (approx. 6.5 miles away); Round Point (approx. 7.2 miles away).
 
More about this marker. Incise in Base: Erected by Chambers County Historical Survey Committee, Guy C. Jackson III, Chairman
 
Also see . . .  From The Handbook of Texas. (Submitted on August 2, 2015, by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Anahuac Oil & Gas Field Marker image. Click for full size.
By Jim Evans, August 1, 2015
3. Anahuac Oil & Gas Field Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. This page has been viewed 131 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Jim Evans of Houston, Texas. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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