Official report to the House of Representatives of the 58th Legislature of Texas Page: 61 of 94
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juries, which could result in indictments. Can I inform
the district attorneys concerned in those counties that if
these cases are tried and that issue is raised that you and
Mr. Payne will be available under subpoena to testify before
grand juries and petit juries on this issue?
Mr. Payne: I will testify at any time. .. Now what percentage of the
water are we putting back? We are putting back about
98-1/2 per cent of all the water that is produced in the
field, go back into that reservoir, and then the natural
influx of water into the field is such that the pressure
has increased from 1020 to 1073 pounds over this period
of twenty years. There is no rapid movement of fluids
in that reservoir. Let's get that straight. This is a
tremendous area, and if the fluids move as much as onetenth
of an inch a day--one-tenth of an inch a day, it is
Mr. Hollowell: Mr. Morris, there are several equities involved in
this thing. Ours is that of policy maker. We are trying to
determine what is best. I would gather then even though
water is put back in, which may affect the pressure, that
water first must be taken out, and you are putting back in
exactly what you are taking out. You are really not hurting
A. You have got the point.
Mr. Hollowell: Then, in effect, by reinjecting water that you took out
to begin with, you are not hurting anybody, are you?
A. That is our position, and congratulations, sir. You have
comprehended my discussion here completely.
Mr. Hale: Where did all these other witnesses we heard get the idea that
you are forcing oil out from under their land?
A. Well, we all have our selfish interests, and I am presuming
they were looking after their interests as I am trying to look
after ours here this morning.
Mr. Hale: To me, it is not a questionof selfish interest. It is what are
the facts, and that is what we are trying to find out. Does the
salt water injection program move oil over from one person's
land on to another land?
A. I would say the answer is unequivocally no!
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