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TULSA DAILY WORLD, SUNDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1922 N PROSPERITY OIL SECTlQl
Okmulgee District History
Ono outstanding haracterlslle of
tlio okmuh.ee fli-lil, which 1ih
brought fHnu' lo the field and for
tune to the men who have developed
tt. In the longevity and staying power
of the pioducliiK oil wells, Thor
nro more than fifty oil wells In thn
county now producing oil wlilrh hv
been producing oil every day lor
rnoro than ten years nnd which have
every Indication of being nhle to
continue their production for ut least
ten yen re more. There are hundred
of well from five to ten year old
and only a very email perccntaRa of
producer have He yet been entirely
abandoned In this field.
The first real oil well ever drilled
in OKmulitee rounty Is ell II produc
ing every day, Itn present production
belnu Just above two barrels dally.
it la the No. 1 niiKer well or 1110
Brown Oil &. Hu Co. on the Nlmrod
N. Doylo allotment In the northwest
corner of tho northwest quarter of
28-13-11, three inllea southwest of
tlio city of Morris. This well waa
drilled Into the pay eand nt 1.59
feet on .June 8, 1K07. and hn been
producing; oil overy day since that
time, approximately IB yeara. This
well had an Initial flow of 1,000 bar
rel dally and It was several months
before thn production went below
3 00 Ixirrols dally. From 100 barrels
dally thn production decreased vary
gradually to about tliroo barrels per
day and It has bon producing from
two to three bnrrelH per day for tho
past two or throe years. Jt Is esti
mated that thin well has produced
tnoro than eighty thousand barrels
of nil (it leant.
Tboro are four other wells on this
so"ie Icaee, all drilled In 1307, that
nt still producing, nnd two other
wells on the lease drilled In 1903
nnd 1311 respectively are also pro-
duilnr, the total dally production of
'the seven wells l.eln,: nhuiit 4f. bar
rels dnllv. 'I lie base Is sHU nwunl
by the lliown oil A lias f'o Then-
are many similar leasoa with wells
of remarkable staying power In all
of the older producInK dletrlrts of
tho county. Records of all of these
wells are accessible to any operator
who desires further Information re
garding thtlr history.
Oil from this No. 1 Well of tho
Brown company has been eold at
more than a score of different prices
raiiRlnc from 85 cents In to
Ml per barrel In 1320.
Although thn llrown well la re
ferred to as the first real oil well
drilled In the county, It was by no
means the first hole drilled, nor life
first pmduclnir well. The Drown
well, however, started tho develop
ment work which 1ms broadened con
stantly, until today there ore more
than three hundred wells rurW drill
ing In the Okmulgee field. It Is esti
mated that more than 18,000 wells,
Including oil and as walls and dry
holes, have been drilled In Okmulgee
county since the first test for oil
was made. '
As far as can be determined the
first test well ever drilled In this
county was drilled on 'he townsttc
of OkmulKee In the southwest quar
ter of A-13-13sln May, 10I. ThN
hole was drilled by the CHIxens Oil
A Oas Co., of which W. K. Wood,
now vice president of the ICInKwood
company was an officer. The hole
was drilled to about 1.800 feet nd
found an oil sand at 1,273 feet which
produced a small quantity of oil for
a short time. Tho well was aoon
abandoned, howevor, and another
one drilled near by, and this was also
Scattering wells were drilled
throughout the county during 1901,
1005 nnd Ifl"B. tests being made In
both the negirs and Morris districts
Hni I M,1h period
'i lie first real oil boom In the
county in me In the earlv part of
UO.'i when a test well was drilled
on the farm of C. L. lioock, In the
south half of the northwest quarter
of 20-1 S-H, south of Jtorrls. A
large body of sand with u consider
able Initial flow of oil was found In
thlu well, but the well aoon censed
to produce. The test, however,
started the prospecting which led
to the discovery of iNiying oil pro
ducing arena In the Morris district
and also supplied the name for the
sand since known as "Hooch," which
has been one of the big producing
sands In the east side fields.
The original drilling contract for
the Mooch well Is now In the pos
session of A. i. Adcock of Okmulgee,
and Is an Interesting document. The
contract w drawn nnd signed on
February 1. I SOS. James . Day
of Hartford, Wis., who li named as
party of the flrrt parrt, iiKreed to
lrlll to a depth of 1.(00 foet for
11,000 and a three-fifths Interest in
be lease nnd product of the well or
veils on the same.
Twenty-9ven men and women
who then lived In or near Morris
tre named as parties of tho second
part and the agreement sets forth
that they are to pay the contractor
the $1,000 and furnish teams to haul
the machinery and lumber for the
drilling rig to the site or the well
and are to have a two-fifths Interest
In the lease and products of the well
The contract bears the original
signature of James 11. Day as party
of the first part and the following
signatures as parties of the second
part: H. H. Klsoy, J. J. McCrory, A. I
T. McCrory, A. R Howers, K. I.
Avers, I'loneer Trust company, j
Nicholas, Allen A. Ijamar, Dr. J. I
II Ad-'., k, rt O Eager, Camp
bell & f'lork, C.'ary Jennings, C. A.
Utmi, John M-'Afle, T. T. ill own.
Hull. Hhipley A I'atrum, Amandu
Knock, I .aura Milam, Mrs. O. W.
Cook, V. J. Anlcker, Allen Huff.
W. 12. Rhine and HSIIaa Itohlnsnn.
Considerable development In the
Morris district followed tho com
pletion of the wells of tho llrown
Oil company In 1907 and tho de
velopment spread from there to the
Hooch sand district, Ilald Hill and
Slmller. Tiger Flats was first
tested out In 190$ nnd the I'reston
district in 1909. lleggs reported
; three writs completed as early n
i 1907, but there was no real prodii"
tbm In tb Heggs district until 191H
, The west-sldo fields recorded their
' first boom In January, 137, when
a wall was completed In C-13-12
Youngstowri pool, opened In the
early part of 19 IS was the first big
production In thin county or field
and now and inrgor pools have boon
opened at regular periods, since as
the deeper drilling campaign has
been extended ovor tho county and
Today, )'ou Know
Kvcrybody Hdee In automobiles,
or files, plays Rolf, shoots craps,
plays the piano with tholr feet;
goes to tho movlea nightly, smokes
cigarettes, drinks ruckus Juice,
blames tho II. C. of I. on the re
publicans, never sro to bed the same
day they get up, and think they
are having a good time.
Those are days of auffragsttlng,
profltoerlng, excess taxea and pro
hibition, nnd If you think life
worth living, I wish you
A Happy New Year
(Signed) II Aim Y W. BLACK
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