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Title: Oil for America: Sohio Petroleum gears up for increased exploration efforts

Abstract

The Sohio Petroleum Company Division is based in San Francisco; it is comprised of exploration and production staffs, with engineering and other support units. In 1978, the Exploration Division opened regional offices in San Franciso, Oklahoma City, Houston, and Denver. The staffs are poised to hunt petroleum in Alaska and in the Lower 48, around the Gulf Coast, and essentially, anywhere west of the Mississippi - onshore and offshore. Sohio Petroleum Company has two major production units: the Continental US Production Division, Sohio's former oil and gas organization in the Lower 48 and the Sohio-BP Alaska Production Division, responsible for drilling and operating the Prudhoe Bay west sector. With emphasis on Prudhoe Bay, the company is examining all the measures that will be needed to sustain the Prudhoe reservoir at its present production rate of 1.2 million barrels of oil per day. One plan is to pump water into the reservoir to boost its pressure. The role of the geologist, areas being developed onshore and offshore, and the economics of these ventures are discussed.

Authors:
Publication Date:
OSTI Identifier:
6277117
Alternate Identifier(s):
OSTI ID: 6277117
Resource Type:
Journal Article
Journal Name:
Sohioan; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 51:1
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
02 PETROLEUM; 03 NATURAL GAS; 29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; NATURAL GAS; EXPLORATION; PETROLEUM; PETROLEUM INDUSTRY; AERIAL SURVEYING; COMPETITION; ECONOMICS; GEOLOGICAL SURVEYS; PRODUCTION; USA; ENERGY SOURCES; FLUIDS; FOSSIL FUELS; FUEL GAS; FUELS; GAS FUELS; GASES; INDUSTRY; NORTH AMERICA 020200* -- Petroleum-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 030200 -- Natural Gas-- Reserves, Geology, & Exploration; 294002 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Petroleum; 294003 -- Energy Planning & Policy-- Natural Gas

Citation Formats

Apelt, B. Oil for America: Sohio Petroleum gears up for increased exploration efforts. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Apelt, B. Oil for America: Sohio Petroleum gears up for increased exploration efforts. United States.
Apelt, B. Thu . "Oil for America: Sohio Petroleum gears up for increased exploration efforts". United States.
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abstractNote = {The Sohio Petroleum Company Division is based in San Francisco; it is comprised of exploration and production staffs, with engineering and other support units. In 1978, the Exploration Division opened regional offices in San Franciso, Oklahoma City, Houston, and Denver. The staffs are poised to hunt petroleum in Alaska and in the Lower 48, around the Gulf Coast, and essentially, anywhere west of the Mississippi - onshore and offshore. Sohio Petroleum Company has two major production units: the Continental US Production Division, Sohio's former oil and gas organization in the Lower 48 and the Sohio-BP Alaska Production Division, responsible for drilling and operating the Prudhoe Bay west sector. With emphasis on Prudhoe Bay, the company is examining all the measures that will be needed to sustain the Prudhoe reservoir at its present production rate of 1.2 million barrels of oil per day. One plan is to pump water into the reservoir to boost its pressure. The role of the geologist, areas being developed onshore and offshore, and the economics of these ventures are discussed.},
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