Welcome to North South Oil Company
North South Oil, LLC is a contract operator for the OAG Holdings entities. We are primarily focused on developing oil assets in the Luling and Lockhart Texas area. We are currently developing the Luling Branyon oil fields using advanced techniques and horizontal drilling.
The Salt Flat Oil Field was discovered in April, 1928 by Lutex Oil Company who drilled to the shallower Austin Chalk formation and in October, 1928 by Sun Oil Company who drilled to the deeper Edwards Lime formation. The Sun Oil Company’s well proved-up the viability of production from the prolific Edwards Lime formation at a depth of 2,700 feet. The Sun Oil Malone #1 well produced 720 barrels of oil per day and by the early 1930s, 318 producing wells and 25 dry holes had been drilled in the Salt Flat oil field. Peak daily production in the field was reached in June of 1929 totaling 52,013 barrels of oil per day. By 1957, the field had a cumulative production from the Edwards Lime formation of 34,000,000 barrels of oil from 350 wells. In recent years, production from the Edwards Lime formation in the Salt Flat oil field almost became dormant until North South began new, horizontal drilling into this formation. Today production from the Edwards Lime formation in the Salt Flat Oil Field is over 2,500 barrels of oil a day.
Originally the field was called the Joe Bruner Oil Field. As the field expanded, the name was changed to the Salt Flat Oil Field. The Salt Flat Oil Field gets its name from the salt marsh where the original discovery well in the Edwards Lime formation was located. Geological research suggests that the salinity of the march was directly related to the salt waters from the Edwards Lime formation migrating to the surface of the earth there.
The Luling Branyon Oil Field was discovered in August of 1922 by Edgar B. Davis who drilled to the Edwards Lime formation at the depth of 2,100 feet. This discovery, the Raphael Rios #1 well, started the oil boom in Luling, Texas. The town grew overnight from a population of 500 to 5,000. The discovery well initially produced 100s of barrels of oil per day. By 1924, the Luling Branyon Oil Field consisted of around 400 wells and had produced a cumulative 11,000,000 barrels of oil, and by the 1930s, the field was producing over 2,500,000 barrels of oil per year. By the 1970s and 1980s, production in the field had declined to between 1,000,000 to 2,000,000 barrels of oil per year. North South Oil drilled its first horizontal well into the Edwards Lime formation in the north Luling Branyon Oil Field in 2010. In recent years production from the field has stabilized with the advent of horizontal drilling. The greater Luling Branyon Oil Field has produced over 178,800,000 barrels of oil since its discovery.
Originally the field was called the Luling Oil Field. As the field expanded across Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties, the name was changed to the Luling Branyon Oil Field. Edgar B. Davis came to Luling, Texas, from the east convinced based on a premonition that there was oil under Luling, Texas. Mr. Davis named his company United North South Oil, a reconciliation name concept after the Civil War. In recognition of this history and these past exploratory efforts, North South Oil, LLC was created in 2008.
If you are a chalk producer or own mineral rights in either the Luling Branyon or Salt Flat fields we are still actively leasing and acquiring mineral rights. If you would like to discuss future opportunities with us please send an email to: info@NorthSouthOil.com.