xpam Star Oil
Jas. O'Brien & Company .
Members New York Curb Market Association
35 Broad Street New York
Tuxpam Star Oil Corporation
Incorporated under the Laws of the State of Delaware.
Capital, 5,000,000 shares, all Common Stock. Par Value, $1.00.
Full paid and Non- Assessable.
No Bonds, preferred stock or other indebtedness.
JOSfi RAMON de ICAZA
General Counsel in Mexico
PETER JAY CLARK
HENRY S. RENAUD
BENJAMIN HURTADO de ELIS£E ARIfi
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special secretary to
General Superintendent in Mexico the President
Singer Building, 149 Broadway, New York City
Telephone: Cortlandt 807
TRANSFER AGENT AND REGISTRAR
United States Corporation Company, 36 Nassau Street, New York, N. Y.
T U X P A M STAR
The holdings of La Estrella de Tuxpam (Tuxpam Star)
originally covered an area of 1392 acres situated in the region
of Tuxpam, which in the opinion of the eminent geologist,
Juan D. Villarelle, is the richest oil zone in Mexico.
The President, Louis Roumagnac, by purchase and contracts
has acquired a large additional acreage as follows: — 52,870
acres situated in
Ozuluama, Vera Cruz
Amatlan, Vera Cruz
Tuxpam, Vera Cruz
The new properties are therefore:
20 acres in Tuxpam, Vera Cruz, district of El Ejido, which
is in the vicinity of the city of Tuxpam, five miles from the
bar of Tuxpam, where are the deposits of the Pearson Oil
1250 acres in Ozuluama, Vera Cruz, in which region are sit-
uated the holdings of the Standard Oil Company, Pearson
Oil, Huasteca Petroleum, etc., producing from ten to fifty
thousand barrels per day.
5121/^ acres in Panuco, which is one of the best producing
regions, having the Mexican Petroleum Company. It is in
this region that the Tuxpam Star has its operating well, with
a production of 1500 barrels per day, graduation of 15 de-
215 acres in Amatlan, Vera Cruz, in which region are sit-
uated the largest oil wells in the world, such as : Cerro Azul,
producing 261,000 barrels, and Potrero del Llano, with a
production of 110,000 barrels, Juan Casiano, producing
75,000 barrels, and many others producing from 20,000 to
50,000 barrels, all per day, belonging to the well-known
companies, Standard Oil, Mexican Petroleum, and Pearson,
Cowdray interests, all of which corporations are showing
large earnings from operations.
8321/2 acres in Macuspana, Tabasco, in which region is pro-
duced the purest quality of oil. It is here that many cities
have been built for the accommodation of the vast army of
oil workers. The oil produced from this region is found
near the surface and is used for lighting and gasoline.
50,000 acres in Ebano, Tamaulipas, which is the newest
acquisition of the Company.
It may therefore be stated that the Tuxpam Star Corporation
has valuable oil holdings in the principal producing districts
All information relative to the Panuco properties may be
found in the report of Camalotes, in this pamphlet, and the
Tuxpam properties are covered in the report on Tuxpam.
In addition to the above, the Tuxpam Star Oil Corporation
owns two complete sets of machinery, one of which is now
being used to produce the 1500 barrels of the aforementioned
well, and the other, which has been placed on the lots owned
by the Company in the district of Amatlan, Vera Cruz,
where, in the opinion of the engineers, the Company is
assured of obtaining a daily production of 20,000 barrels.
To conclude, the Tuxpam Star Oil Corporation owns and
controls 54,262 acres of land; two complete sets of machinery;
a well producing 1500 barrels per day; all machinery necessary
for the sinking of a second well (men and materials on the
The following reports and maps are given to enable the in-
vestor to locate accurately the location of the various properties.
A recent statement issued by the President showed earnings
from the producing well of about $25,000 per month, or 6% on
the entire capitalization of the Company. The officials feel that
with the further opening up of the properties through the im-
mediate sinking of additional wells on the best proven proper-
ties of the Company that the earnings for the current year will
compare favorably in proportion to the earnings of the neigh-
District of Tampico
The Tampico oil fields extend for a distance of 300 miles
along the coast, and about 60 miles inland and are known as
the world's reservoir of oil. One prominent American geolo-
gist, Prof. I. C. White, State Geologist of West Virginia, recently
stated that the Tampico fields contained a supply of 14 billion
barrels in proved areas.
A prominent banker who was interested in the early promo-
tion of the Mexican Petroleum Company has stated to our firm
that the sinking of a well in the vicinity of Tuxpam cannot fail
to produce oil.
We have made a comprehensive study of the properties and
prospects of the Tuxpam, Star Oil Corporation, and believe that
with the additional finances assured to the Company to enable
it to enter upon a broad campaign of development, which will
doubtless give the Company many producing wells, that the
stock offers an attractive opportunity for a speculative invest-
ment at its present quotation in New York and Boston.
MAP OF LANDS
hitherto owned by the "Compania de Petroleo
Camalotes, S. A.," acquired and to be explored
by the Tuxpam Star Oil Corporation of New
This map is a local plan of the River Panuco
(Tampico), where are located 8 lots of the
Tuxpam Star Oil Corporation. All the black
dots indicate wells in production.
T V X P A M STAR
GEOLOGICAL REPORT ON OIL LANDS
hitherto owned by the "Compania de Petroleo 'CAMALOTES'
S. A.,'' acquired and to be explored by the "Tuxpam Star Oil
Co.," of New York.
The lots or fractions of lots to be explored by the Tuxpam
Star Oil Co. are the following:
Two fractions of Lot No. 12, which is a fraction of Tam-
boyoche, Topila, belonging to the Municipal Jurisdiction of
Panuco, Canton of Ozuluama, State of Vera Cruz. One of these
fractions, measuring five hectares, is located within two hundred
meters South from the right bank of the Panuco River the
other fraction, measuring a half hectare, is on the Estuary of
TopiJa, one kilometer distant from the five hectares lot men-
A fraction of Lot No. 17 of the extinguished Estate of "Santa
Ana," Municipahty of Panuco, Canton of Ozuluama, State of
Vera Criiz. This lot is situated on the Estuary of Vado, which,
farther South, joins that of Topila.
Three fractions of land: one situated on the land known
under the name of "Potrero de los Papanes"; another one on
the cultivation land named "La Casa," and the third one on the
"Potrero de los Higos." All of these lots are located within
the Municipal Jurisdiction of Panuco, Canton of Ozuluama,
State of Vera Cruz. They are distributed on the banks of the
Estuary of Tamajuil or of Llave, and belong to the extinguished
property of Loma Alta, which is bound on the North by the
Granadilla, and to the West by the Quiebracha and Cahuayotes
All of the above mentioned lots are located in oil regions,
those of Tamboyoche and Santa Ana being in the Panuco oil
region, while those of the Loma Alta estate are in the North-
eastern region of Tantoyuca oil zone.
The surface of the above mentioned oil lands aggregates
to 103 hectares — 58 ares, distributed as follows:
One fraction of Lot No. 12 of Tamboyoche 5 hctrs.
One fraction of Lot No. 12 of Tamboyoche ** 50 ars.
One fraction of Lot No, 17 of Santa Ana 10 **
One fraction of Potrero de lo6 Papanes land 38 ** 8 **
One fraction of La Casa land 3 **
One fraction of Potrero de los Higos land 47 "
Total 103 hctrs. 58 ar».
Means of Communication
The means of communication in the lots making the object
of this report, are numerous and easy. For instance, in the
fractions of the Lot of Tamboyoche, Topila, fluvial navigation
is afforded by both the Panuco River and the Topila Estuary,
which are navigable all year through, the former being only
200 meters distant from the fraction of five hectares, while the
latter is contiguous to the fraction of one-half hectare. In ad-
dition to these facilities, there is also the railroad from Tampico
to Panuco, which passes within a few meters of the above men-
tioned fractions of lots. Both ways of communication are eco-
nomical for the transportation of all kinds of machinery: on
the River Panuco, by means of barges towed by gasoline
launches; by the above mentioned railroad, which follows the
right bank of the Panuco River, crosses the Creek of Topila
at a point called "La Puerta." Transportation by the latter
means is much more economical, especially when one considers
that the unloading of the machinery may be made directly from
the steamer in Tampico to the Barge, and from the latter to
Relative to the Lot of Santa Ana, the easiest way of trans-
porting the machinery, would be to use the railroad from Tam-
pico to Panuco up the latter town, whence it would be carried
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on carts to the above Lot, which is twelve kilometers distant
from the Town of Panuco.
As for the lots of "Loma Alta," the railroad from Tampico to
Panuco may be used up to the crossing of "La Puerta," whence
the machinery would be carried on carts to the lots in question.
Transportation of the Oil (Petroleum)
Lots of Tamhoyoche and Topila
An economical way of transportation of the oil is afforded
by the River Panuco, using gasoline launches, towed barges, and
also by the railroad from Tampico to Panuco. Moreover, there
will soon be installed a Federal and public oil conduit from
Tampico to Panuco, which will pass very near the above lots.
Santa Ana Lot
From the Santa Ana Lot, a twelve kilometers oil conduit
would have to be constructed up to Panuco, where it would be
coimected with the public service oil conduit, or whence it
could be carried on barges up to the port of Tampico.
Loma Alta Lots
From the "Loma Alta" lots, the oil would have to be trans-
ported through an oil conduit to be constructed and connected
with that of the Huasteca Petroleum Co., or that of the Mexi-
can Petroleiun Company "El Aguila" S. A., both of which pass
to the East of said lots, 25 kilometers distant. That conduit
could also be made to reach the Tamiahua lagoon, whence in
barges, through the Chijoles Canal and the Panuco River, the
oil would be carried to Tampico.
Local conditions, as regards economical conditions for the
exploration of oil lands, are sufficiently favorable, especially
so in the lots of Tamhoyoche and Santa Ana. In fact, the oil
industry has been developing on a large scale, for a long time
past, in the oil region of Panuco, as a result of which one may
count there on all necessities of life and industry; repair parts
as well ae everything connected with the exploration of oil lands
being within easy reach. The port of Tampico is situated in the
vicinity of the lots making the object of this report, and there
is to be found in that city all which may tend to make the ex-
ploration of oil lands economical.
Water and Fuel
The water needed for boring purposes is abundant in all of
the lots covered by this report. So the fractions of the Tam-
boyoche Lot are located, one in the Topila Estuary and the
other quite near the Panuco River, some two hundred meters
distant from the latter; the fraction of the Santa Ana Lot is
located in the Vado Estuary, while the Loma Alta lands are on
the banks of the La Llave Estuary or Tamajuil. It can there-
fore be said that there is sufficient water to make the perfora-
tions, even by using the "Rotary" system of machinery, which
may be applied to advantage especially in the fractions of Tam-
boyoche and Topila, while the "Standard Cable" system will
prove better for the Santa Ana and the Loma Alta lots, where
deeper wells have to be bored in order to obtain good results.
Fuel is cheap in all of the localities mentioned above: in
those of Tamboyoche and Santa Ana there are various neigh-
bouring oil wells that can furnish the necessary fuel at a low
price, while in the Loma Alta lands lumber is very abundant
and may be obtained also at a low price.
From the Gulf of Mexico, there extends Eastward a large
coastal plain cut through by the rivers Panuco and Tamesi, in-
terrupted by isolated hills which rise rapidly from said plain,
showing on various points depressions which, in rainy seasons,
are transformed into small lagoons. Towards the South, the
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land rises in ridges extending to Ozuluama and Tantoyuca, and
the coastal plain ends West at the Sierra Madre Oriental.
The River Panuco follows from West to East, in the coastal
plain, a sinuous course, and on the right bank of that river, on
level land, are located the lots of Tamboyoche and Topila; far-
ther South, also on level land, is the Santa Ana Lot,
The Ozuluama ridge descends to the North of the Panuco
River's valley, and towards the East to the Tamiahua lagoon.
In that direction, at the foot of that ridge, and in alomst level
land, are to be found most of the Loma Alta lots, especially
those of the right bank of the Llave Estuary.
Under the topographical viewpoint, all of the lots mentioned
above are favorably located, and the configuration of the land
does not present any difl&culty for the exploration of these oil
The surface of all of the lots covered by this report is con-
stituted by clay, sand, and lacustrian and pluvial alluvia. This
deposit of detrital rocks covers the cretaceous-oceneous forma-
tion of the subsoil which, in turn, is constituted by grey or
blueish marls, generally plastic and sometimes slaty and hard.
Between these marls there are in some instances limestone
strata, generally thin; under these may be found argilleous clay
and limestone of the "senonian," which crop out at the sta-
tions of Mendez and Tamasopo of the Railroad from San Luis
Potosi to Tampico, and lay in cavernous limestone that contain
the oil deposits.
The sedimentary rocks mentioned above are cut and injected
with pleistoceneous basalts which crop out in some of the hills
of the locality, as a result of which hills rose to interrupt the
monotony of that plain, among which may be cited that called
La Paz en el Ebano.
There are no basaltic manifestations to be observed either
in the lands covered by this report, nor in their vicinity.
The sedimentary strata mentioned above are folded, the
foldings being more open in the Western part of that region,
while they are relatively closer towards the East. To the West
of Tampico, the above mentioned strata rise, forming a big
anticlinal very well known as productive in oil, called Potrero
del Llano. The outcrop (head), that is, the highest and most
level part of this anticlinal or convex fold, is sufl&ciently wide.
To the West of the said anticlinal, the strata descend through
Palangana to Potrero de la Isleta and Tampuche, whence it rises
again in the vicinity of the city of Panuco to form another
anticlinal fold, also very noted as oil productive, and called
Panuco-Tlacolula. Between these two anticlinals there is the
concave sinclinal of Potrero de la Isleta. The course taken by
this folding is that of 25° Northwest with general inclination
towards Northwest, that is, toward the Gulf of Mexico. Almost
normally in this folding, the sedimentary strata take another
course 87° Northwest. Between the two anticlinal folds of that
system, I shall indicate the one that has for axis the line I have
called Tanchicuin-Guasima, which passes a little northward of
the fractions of the Tamboyoche lot, covered by this report.
The fractions of Lot No. 2 of Tamboyoche, are located at
the outcrop (head) of the anticlinal called Topila Potrero del
Llano, and to the Southwest of the crossing of this sinclinal with
the one that has its axis formed by the line called Tanchicuin-
The fraction of Lot No. 17 of Santa Ana is in the sinclinal
of Potrero de la Isleta.
The fractions of land of the Loma Alta property, are in the
Eastern slope of the anticlinal of Potrero del Llano-Topila, near
the sinclinal of the Tanchicuin Estuary and of Paso de Ladro-
nes, in the vicinity of the Pueblo Viejo Lagoon.
The location of these lots of land, as regards their geological
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structure, is a very important matter, for it serves to indicate
the relative value of these lands under the viewpoint of the oil
industry, for reasons which I shall immediately expose.
The "anticlinal" theory is the one generally accepted and
which has been best verified in the oil regions of the world,
including those of Mexico, for explaining the accumulation of
petroleum in determined places of the subsoil. According to
that theory, the oil and gas accumulate preferably in the high-
est part of the anticlinal foldings of the sedimentary strata,
while the salt water deposits itseK in the lower part of the sin-
clinal folds. This distribution of the gas, petrolevun and salt
water is due to the difference in density of these elements; in
the Northern regions of the State of Vera Cruz, this distribution
is also due to the fact there are there numerous cavities,
cuts and fissures of limestone in which these elements accumu-
late, in the outcrops of the anticlinals of the above mentioned
strata of limestone, which represent the parts that were sub-
jected to efforts of extension during the folding of the strata; in
the sinclinals the proportions of these strata are more compact,
as a result of which it is found that in the concave folds or sin-
clinals, the cavities are in smaller number, making it thus less
likely that oil deposits of any industrial value may be found
On the strength of the above mentioned theory, which, I
repeat, is the best verified one, the commercial value of the
fractions of the lot of land covered by this report, goes diminish-
ing in the following order:
Fraction of half hectare, Tamboyoche; fraction of fire hec-
tares in Tamboyoche; fraction of the lot of Santa Ana; and
lots situated in Loma Alta. The Santa Ana and Loma Alta lots
are situated on sinclinals of the sedimentary rocks (oil produo-
ing), and their commercial value is therefore small, considered
under the viewpoint of the oil industry.
Depth of the Wells
The wells to be bored in the lots of Tamboyoche may attain
from 900 to 1000 meters of depth, while those of Santa Ana,
and especially those of Loma Alta, may attain more than 1000
meters depth, on account of their being located in sinclinal
folds, the latter being on the fold extending towards the Gulf
of Mexico, which is much deeper than those of the Eastern
part of that region.
The rocks to be drilled for boring these wells, are those men-
tioned above, that is: those covering the sedimentary ones, fol-
lowed by the marls, with intercalation of thin limestone strata;
then come the argilleous slate and finally the limestone, which
contain the oil deposits.
Summing up the present report, and taking into considera-
tion the foregoing reasoning, it may be stated that there are un-
m,istakahle probabilities that large oil deposits exist in the sub'
soil of the lots in question, particularly so in those of Tambo'
yoche and Topila, in view of their being in the neighborhood
of actually producing wells of fame, such as those of the "Mexi-
can Oil Company,"" the "Compania Explotadora de Petroleo
Topila," the "Compania de Petroleo la Argentina," etc, etc.
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MAP OF LANDS
covered by Lots 2, 3, 14, 21, 22 and 56 of Cas-
tillo de Teayo, and Lot No. 56 of Ocotepec in
Tuxpam Canton, State of Vera Cniz, all of
which is to be explored by the Tuxpam Star
T U X P A M STAR
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GEOLOGICAL REPORT RELATIVE TO OIL LANDS
Covered by Lots Nos. 2, 3, 14, 21, 22 and 56 of CASTILLO DE
TEAYO, and Lot No. 46 of OCOTEPEC in Tuxpam Canton,
State of Vera Cruz, all of which is to be explored by the Mex-
ican Oil Company called "LA ESTRELLA DE TUXPAM.," S. A.
The lots covered by this report are the following: First
group, lots No. 2 and No. 3 within the jurisdiction of Castillo
de Teayo's Muncipality, Canton of Tuxpam, State of Veracruz;
Second group, lots Nos. 14, 21, 22 and 56 of the same Munici-
pality of Castillo de Teayo, and lot No. 46 of Ocotepec Munici-
pality, which is contiguous to that of Castillo and belongs to
the Canton of Tuxpam, State of Veracruz.
Lots Nos. 2 and 3, which form the first group, are located
in the extreme Northeast of the Municipality of Castillo, at 40° —
49" of latitude North and 1° — 34" longitude East of Mexico City.
Most of the lots forming the second group are located in the
central part of the Municipality of Castillo, 20° — 43" and 20° — 46"
of latitude North, and between 1° — 30" and 1° — 31" of longitude
East of Mexico City. It is to say that this second group is sit-
uated to the Southeast of the first one, from which it is separated
by distances varying from eight to twelve kilometers.
Lot No. 56 is Southeast of lot No. 14, and both are on a
line of inclination running toward 23 Northwest (15 Northwest
of the Azimuth), line which, if prolonged to the Northeast,
would pass by the wells called Alamo de Tuxpam, No. 4 of Po-
trero del Llano, the two wells called Alazan, Tres Hermanos
and Topila; and if the said line is prolonged toward South by
Southeast, it would reach the wells called Furbero, located in
the Canton of Papantla, State of Veracruz.
Lots Nos. 2 and 3 are on the right bank of the Canas Brook,
to the Northeast of that place, contiguous to Caiias. Lots Nos.
14, 21 and 22 are two kilometers North of the village of Castillo,
and lot No. 56 is three and one-half kilometers South by South-
east distant from said village. It would mean that the lots of
the first group are in the vicinity of the village of Castillo, some
to the North and some to the South of that place.
The total surface of the lots, which form the object of the
present report, is five hundred thirty-three hectares, twenty-five
"ares," and eighty-six "centiaree," divided as follows:
Lot No. 2 Castillo de Teayo 101 Hs. 84 As. 48 Cs.
Lot No. 3 " " 118 50 60
Lot No. 14 " " 72 14 00
Lot No. 21 - " 31 24 20
Lot No. 22 « " 58 23 72
Lot No. 46 Ocotepec 112 00 00
Total 533 Hs. 25 As. 86 Cs.
Means of Communication
Concerning the lots of the first group, namely those located
in the vicinity of Las Caiias, fluvial means of communication
are aflForded by the fact that these lots are on the right bank
of the Las Caiias' brook, which empties into that of Zapotal,
which, in turn, empties into the Tuxpam River, to the South-
west of the town of that name.
The distance separating said lots of Las Caiias from the town
of Tuxpam, in following the above mentioned course, is thirty-
two kilometers. Drilling or boring machinery may be trans-
ported with facility from Tampico to Tuxpam through the Na-
tional Canal, which begins on the Panuco River at Chijil, fol-
lows the lagoons called Tamiahua and Tampanachoco, and
empties into the Tuxpam River, measuring one hundred and
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seventy kilometers. In using the above course, the machinery
may be carried on barges conveyed by gasoline motor launches,
follow the course of the Zapotal creek and even that of Las
Canas brook, at high tide, up to that last place. As a result of
the above, easy means of communciation are afforded in the
first group of lots, making the object of this report.
The lots of the second group, those located in the vicinity
of Castillo de Teayo, have the advantage of the fluvial trans-
portation mentioned above, up to Las Carias, whence, in order
to reach Castillo and Rancho Nuevo, it is necessary to build a