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Local Subsidence of the Goose Creek Oil Field
Wallace E. Pratt and Douglas W. Johnson
The Journal of Geology
Vol. 34, No. 7, Part 1 (Oct. - Nov., 1926), pp. 577-590
Published by: The University of Chicago Press
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/30056838
Page Count: 14
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In 1918, Gaillard peninsula, the center of the Goose Creek Oil Field, on Galveston Bay, began to subside. The geology of the field and the nature of the subsidence are discussed. It is concluded that subsidence was caused by the extraction of oil, water, gas, and sand from beneath the surface.
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