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TULSA DATTvY WORLD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1922
PROSPERITY OIL SECtpR
npO J. T. CROMWELL goes the credit of the discovery of the Wetumka structure. He was very persistent in his
JL efforts to work out this tructure, but was unable to promote it. Felix Canard, a well known business man of
Wetumka first blocked up this acreage for promotion. He did this twice in vain and the third time he assisted
Graves and Cromwell, and is due much credit for the final results. It was at this point where Doctor Wilhoit be
came interested and drilled the first well in the northeast of the northeast of 4-9-10 to a depth of 1,204 feet, produc
ing a 6,000,000-foot gas well. F. E. Janeway of Tulsa, Okla., was a partner in this first well, but later sold his in
terests to Doctor Wilhoit.
The next well was drilled by Wilhoit in the northwest of the northwest of 9-9-10 on the W. E. Stafford farm and
was completed in June, 1921, as a gas well. At a depth of 3,085 feet the ltole was lost because of a bad cave, and
was then plugged back to 2,600 feet, allowing a production of 2,000,000 feet of gas from 1,377 feet gas sand as it
stands today. At a depth of 768 to 789 feet a 25-barrel showing of oil was made, going into a water sand for .the
next 40' feet. At a depth of 2,125 to 2,136 feet, a high grade oil which now fills the hole as far as the gas sand at
1,392 feet. This is a very high grade of oil and as soon as the thicker sand can be found, heavy production will re
sult. ' At a depth of 2,871 to 2,879 feet 10,000,000 feet more of gas were encountered.
The drilling of these two wells was supervised by "Uncle Andy" Gartlan and C. C. Harberson, the foimer being a
reputable authority on the oil business and was very active until his death on January 25, 1921,' at Hot Springs,
Ark. It has been suggested by several parties interested in this new pool that this new sand be named after "Uncle
Andy" Gartlan or Dr J. C. Wilhoit.
i The production of this pool is in its infancy. At the presenl time there are
20 rigs in readiness and drilling. The .initial well known as the Gregory
well is owned by Doctor Hope Syndicate No.
. 2, to whom Doctor Wilhoit sold the acreage,
retaining a three-fifths interest in this syndi
cate. The offset acreage to this well is owned
by Doctor Wilhoit, C. C. Harberson, Carter
Oil company, and the Indiahoma Refining
company. The Prairie Oil & Gas Co. has.
been very instrumental in the promotion of
this field; the majority of the acreage which
it controls is owned by Wilhoit, Harberson
and Cromwell, Wilhoit being the jnan who
succeeded in 'interesting the Prairie com
pany 'in this project. It is reported that he
has expended nearly $200,000 in securing
and developing this acreage.
Dr. J. G. Wilhoit
Kansas City, Mo.
Formerly practicing physician at. Manhat
tan, Kansas. Ho has been interested in
the oil industry about ten years. Ceased
practicing medicine in the latter part of
1918 and has since devoted his entire time
to tho oil business. Together with D. M.
Ward of Peabody, Kansas, he drilled tho
Leydiff well, which discovered tho Elbing
field in Butler county, Kansas, and later1
tho Covort well which was tho discovery
well in tho Covert-Scllum field In Marlon
county, Kansas. Ho is 37 years of ago,
graduate of University of Kentucky at
In December of 1921, the Prairie Oil & Gas
Co. purchased an undivided one-half inter
est in 3,280 acres owned by Doctor Wilhoit,
C. C. Harberson, E. L. Graves, J. I. Crom
well and W. L. Kistler. Under this contract
the Prairie Oil & Gas Co. agreed to drill our
wells and to develop and operate the entire
interest. Drilling was commenced on the
Gregory and Crawford wells about May,
and the Gregory well was completed on Oc
tober the 14th, 1922, and is today maintain
ing its initial production of 600 barrels per
day of 42 gravity oil.
S. M. (Puny) Blevins'
S. M. Blevins, 220 pounds 'of
energy in a six-foot-four
frame, and there you have
"Puny," for that is the
name by which he is most
familiarly known. For tho
superintendent of the Kan
sas district is a young giant,
bubbling over with enthusi
asm, pep and a ready supply
of wit, with a personality
that is both likable and enjoyable.
WETUMKA'S NEW $70,000 SCHOOL
C. C. Harberson
C. C. Harberson, Kansas City, Mo., has been associated
with Dr. Wilhoit since 1919. He was associated-with
"Uncle Andy" in the drilling of Wilhoit wells and is
fortunate enough to be a partner in the production.
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