- Devon Energy Oil and Gas Park
The story of oil and gas exploration and discovery is a tale of risk, innovation, fortunes won and lost, spectacular successes and dramatic challenges. The Devon Oil and Gas Exploration Park at the Oklahoma History Center interprets some of the technology that is part of the fascinating history of Oklahoma’s oil industry. Technological innovations in Oklahoma oil fields revolutionized petroleum production worldwide and greatly expanded the industry.
Oklahoma county #museum #oil
- First Oil Well in Tulsa County
First oil well in Tulsa County, completed on June 25, 1901 .4 mi west by Drs. J.C.W. Bland and Fred S. Clinton. This well brought first nation wide publicity and oil boom to Indian Ter. rapid industrial development made Tulsa "Oil Capital of the World."
Tulsa county #event #oil #petroleum #well
- Healdton: Oklahoma's First State-Regulated Oil Field
HEALDTON: OKLAHOMA'S FIRST STATE-REGULATED OIL FIELD Production of crude oil from the newly-discovered Healdton field surrounding this marker site flooded the market with an oversupply of petroleum. Protesting that pipeline purchases were inadequate, producers claimed they were being deprived of individual rights to produce and sell their share of the field's production. In response, the Oklahoma Corporation Commission, in May, 1914, ordered the pipeline carrier to increase purchases of produced oil, provide facilities for rail ...
Carter county #oil #oil field #petroleum
- Oklahoma History Center Museum
An architectural masterpiece, a decade in the making, the Oklahoma History Center is an 18-acre, 215,000 square-foot learning center exploring Oklahoma’s unique history of geology, transportation, commerce, culture, aviation, heritage and more.Hours: Monday - Saturday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Sunday 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Days Closed: New Year's, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day
Oklahoma county #museum #oil
- Oklahoma Where Reflection Seismograph was Born
Oklahoma is the birthplace of the reflection seismic technique of oil exploration. This geophysical method records reflected seismic waves as they travel through the earth helping to find oil bearing formations. It has been responsible for the discovery of many of the world’s largest oil and gas fields, containing billions of barrels of oil and trillions of cubic feet of natural gas. Pioneering research and development was led by J.C. Karcher, an Oklahoma Physicist. The Arbuckle Mountains of Oklahoma were selected for a pilot survey of ...
Murray county #geography #oil #science
- Oklahoma's First Commercial Oil Well
OKLAHOMA'S FIRST COMMERCIAL OIL WELL Nellie Johnstone No. 1, first commercial oil well in Indian Territory, completed April 15, 1897, by the Cudahy Oil Co., on the south bank of the Caney River. Site is 3.1 mi. N. W. of this marker. Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission 1963
Washington county #nrhp #oil #oil field #petroleum
- Oklahoma's First Waterflood
Injection of water into an oil reservoir to increase recovery was first attempted in Oklahoma on an oil lease 5.8 miles east of this location. From that effort a recovery method previously used in eastern fields was adapted to conditions found in this area. Since then, waterflooding to obtain greater oil recovery has spread to adjoining states and around the world. The initial waterflood, experimental in nature, was developed by Bert Collins on a shallow producing property in Rogers County in May 1931 on a Carter Oil Company lease. ...
Rogers county #oil
- Oklahoma's Oil Pioneer
Oklahoma's Oil Pioneers Oklahoma's rise to prominence as a leading producer of oil, natural gas and refined products can be attributed in great measure to the determination and hardy spirit of its pioneers in the industry. These were the wildcatters, the roughnecks, drillers, pipe liners. the operators of primitive processing plants and those who provided the risk capital. As the industry evolved these oil pioneers were joined by innovators, geologists, engineers, scientists and ...
Oklahoma county #oil #pioneer
- Panhandle Area Natural Gas
The largest individual gas reserve in the United States covers much of the Oklahoma panhandle extending northward from Texas through this area and into Kansas this sprawling hugoton panhandle field provides gas to comfort mankind fire the boilers of industry and undergird the nations economy. Hugoton-Panhandle gas provides the world's largest source of helium from which the U.S. Government has drawn a 40 year supply stockpile and spacecraft and other industries obtain current needs. The Texas part of the field was discovered in ...
Texas county #drilling #natural gas #oil #petroleum
- Parker Drilling Rig #114
The Parker Drilling Rig #114 dominates the sky line in Elk City. One of the world's tallest oil rigs.
Beckham county #landmark #oil
1st and only oil boom town in county. Est. 1927 when No. 1 McCully gushed as 1st mile-deep well in state. By 1928, 14 wells produced 25,000 bbls. Grew to 1,000 pop., declined after refinery fire. Rock school bldg. and frame store bldg. remain 1 ml. S. Some wells still operate.
Logan county #ghost town #oil #outlaw
- Roxana Ranch - Orignal Town site of Roxana
Roxana Ranch Founded 1992 Original Town Site of Roxana Roxana Oil Co. hit McCully well 29 June 1927 1st well in Oklahoma drilled over a mile deep. Town platted 16 July 1927 by George L. Ross. Application to vacate the town site 17 March 1939, except property owned by John J. Traynor who ran Roxana service station. Outlaw Dick Yeager one of Oklahoma's most notorious bandits was shot here in 1895. Erected 1999, Edward Clark and Joyce Ann Newton Robert Wyman Newton - J. Michael Panter John. B Traynor
Logan county #ghost town #oil #outlaw #ranch
- State's Earliest Oil Refinery
STATE'S EARLIEST OIL REFINERY Muskogee Oil Refining Company, organized in March, 1905, built a "finishing plant" near this site in November, 1905. It soon was producing lamp kerosene, lubricating oil and industrial fuel -- the beginning of oil refining in Oklahoma, a leading industry today. Oklahoma Historical Society and State Highway Commission 1965
Muskogee county #oil #oil field #petroleum #refinery
- The Anadarko Basin
The Deep Anadarko Basin of Western Oklahoma is one of the most prolific gas provinces of North America. Wells drilled here have been among the world's deepest. The Bertha Rogers No. 1 in Washita County, drilled in 1971 to 31,441 feet, was then the world's deepest well. In 1979 the No. 1 Sanders well near Sayre became Oklahoma's deepest gas producer at 24,996 feet. When controls on gas prices were lifted, Anadarko justified the faith and perseverance of The GHK Company and other operators who pioneered in deep drilling. The ...
Beckham county #geology #oil
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