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City Smoke Ordinances and Smoke Abatement

Description: From Introduction: "In connection with the fuel investigations conducted by the Bureau of Mines much information has been accumulated as to the smoke abatement activities in various cities. The essential features of the information are presented in this report, which, it is believed, will be of public interest and benefit, especially to those communities that are just beginning organized effort to abate unnecessary smoke."
Date: 1912
Creator: Flagg, Samuel B.
Item Type: Report

The Use of Mud-Laden Fluid in Oil and Gas Wells

Description: From Introduction: "Technical Paper 66 deals with the mud-laden fluid process in general and No. 68 with its application in Oklahoma. Rather than reprint these publications, it has been considered advisable to replace them with the present report, which includes the results of more recent investigations. The methods of using mud-laden fluid are an outgrowth of the rotary drilling system, which was developed in Texas and later employed in Louisiana and California."
Date: 1916
Creator: Lewis, James O. & McMurray, William F.
Item Type: Report

The Decline and Ultimate Production of Oil Wells, with Notes on the Valuation of Oil Properties

Description: From General Statement Purpose of the Report: "The present investigation was undertaken for the purpose of supplying some of the material so badly needed in the valuation and more efficient operation of oil properties. Because of the lack of time for further studies, the amount of data already accumulated and the policy of the Bureau of Mines of publishing as soon as possible any information that may be of use to an industry, the bulletin is issued now."
Date: 1919
Creator: Beal, Carl H.
Item Type: Report

Crater Wells, Richland Gas Field, Louisiana

Description: Technical paper issued by the Bureau of Mines over "the history of the craters in the Richland gas field. The data have been collected at various times over a period of four years. The equipment and methods of control are discussed, and photographs show the surface conditions at various intervals in the life of the craters" (p. 1). This paper includes tables, maps, photographs, and illustrations.
Date: 1932
Creator: Hill, Harry Blackburn
Item Type: Report

United States Earthquakes, 1930

Description: Report discussing earthquake activity in the United States during 1930. The report is broken down by regions and has sections for specific earthquakes.
Date: 1932
Creator: Neumann, Frank & Bodle, R. R.
Item Type: Report

Review of the Heaving-Shale Problem in the Gulf Coast Region

Description: Report issued by the U.S. Bureau of Mines over the ongoing issue of heaving-shale in the Gulf Coast area. The operations and potential causes of incompetent heaving-shale are listed. This report includes tables, and a map.
Date: March 1942
Creator: Wade, Gustav
Item Type: Report

Potash Salts from Texas-New Mexico Polyhalite Deposits: Commercial Possibilities, Proposed Technology, and Pertinent Salt-Solution Equilibria

Description: From Introduction: "Figure 1 shows the location of sources that have been either exploited or seriously considered at one time or another, super-imposed upon a map indicating by small letters the order of consumption of K2O in the leading States; the amount used in these States, together with the percentage of the total consumption of potash used as fertilizer in the United States in 1939, is given in table 1. Figure 2 shows the domestic production and total consumption of potassium salts, in terms of tons of K2O, with the value per unit at the plants, for each year since 1913. Considered together, these two figures tell a significant story."
Date: 1944
Creator: Conley, John E. & Partridge, Everett P.
Item Type: Report

Pile Loading Tests Combined Morganza Floodway Control Structure

Description: Series of pile loading tests performed on the Morganza Floodway control structure to determine the most economic way to support the foundation in the compressible underlying soils. The report also provides information about the structure and previous tests.
Date: January 1950
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Item Type: Report

Geology of the Mississippi River Deltaic Plain, Southeastern Louisiana: Volume 1

Description: "The purpose of this report is to consolidate data gathered by the Corps of Engineers in various geologic investigations, and to augment this material with pertinent information garnered from the extensive investigations and studies [of the Mississippi River deltaic plain and its associated offshore area]" (p. 1). The report focuses primarily on those materials that are most important from an engineering standpoint.
Date: July 1958
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Item Type: Report

Engineering Study of Water Injection in 14 Oil Reservoirs of North Louisiana

Description: Report issued by the Bureau of Mines over engineering studies of water injections in Louisiana oil reservoirs. As stated in the introduction, "this Bureau of Mines report presents operating practices and results of pressure maintenance and secondary recovery by water injection or by water injection supplemented by gas injection" (p. 1). This report includes tables, and maps.
Date: 1962
Creator: Meadows, Paul; Hawkins, Murphy E.; Weaver, L. K. & Jones, O. W.
Item Type: Report

Distribution of Soils Bordering the Mississippi River from Donaldsonville to Head of Passes

Description: Summary: "This report maps the distribution of soils which border the Mississippi between river mile 189 and Head of Passes in southeast Louisiana with special regard to their engineering significance. The subsurface disposition of depositional environments and their associated soil types are shown on 34 subsurface profiles. The text describes the physiographic and geologic development of the area studied, summarizes physical and engineering characteristics of the engineering soil types mapped, and discusses some of the effects of geologic factors on river migration" (p. vii).
Date: June 1962
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Item Type: Report

Corrosion of Steel Pilings in Soils

Description: From Introduction: "In this paper are presented the results obtained to date from the inspections of steel pilings. The investigation will be continued by additional inspections of pilings in other parts if the country in order to cover a wider range of soil environments."
Date: October 24, 1962
Creator: Romanoff, Melvin
Item Type: Report

Project DRIBBLE, Petrographic Examination and Physical Tests of Cores, Tatum Salt Dome, Mississippi

Description: Report providing information about experiments performed on core samples taken from the Tatum Salt Dome in Mississippi with an appendix about similar core samples from Louisiana. "All samples were examined petrographically before being subjected to physical tests to develop information on texture, fabric, structure, and composition" (p. vii).
Date: January 1963
Creator: Waterways Experiment Station (U.S.)
Item Type: Report

Correlation of Backswamp Sediments: Atchafalaya Test Section 6, Atchafalaya Levee System, Louisiana

Description: This report describes the results of a series of tests on soil borings taken in Atchafalaya Test Section VI, a 2000-ft-long portion of the Atchafalaya Basin Protection Levee System in south-central Louisiana. The samples were tested to interpret the depositional layers in the foundations soils and to determine various engineering properties.
Date: May 1970
Creator: Krinitzsky, E. L.
Item Type: Report

Report on the Explosion, Fire, and Oil Spill, Resulting in One Fatality and Injury on September 21, 1978, at Well 6 of Cavern 6 at the West Hackberry, Louisiana, Oil Storage Site of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve

Description: The following report is the independent product of the Accident Investigation Committee which was commissioned by the Department of Energy following the accident on September 21, 1978, at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve site at West Hackberry, Louisiana.
Date: November 1978
Creator: United States. Department of Energy.
Item Type: Report