Midland County's First Producing Oil Well

Midland County's First Producing Oil Well (HM1MFM)

Location: Midland, TX 79706 Midland County
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N 31° 57.276', W 101° 56.328'

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The discovery of oil in the Permian Basin during the 1920s helped sustain the area economy during the Great Depression, and many oil and gas companies established headquarters in Midland. Not until the 1940s, though, did Midland County begin seeing its own productive oil wells. Geologist H.L. Beckman worked with the Rowan Drilling Company to stake out Humble Oil and Refining Company's No. 1 Mrs. O.P. Buchanan Well at this site. They spudded the well on September 14, 1944 and completed it on November 6, 1945 at a total depth of 12,574 feet. The well produced 332 barrels of oil in 29 hours and became Midland County's first producing oil well. It was plugged on August 1, 1947.
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HM NumberHM1MFM
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Marker Number13403
Year Placed2005
Placed ByTexas Historical Commission
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Date Added Saturday, August 1st, 2015 at 6:04pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14R E 222223 N 3539175
Decimal Degrees31.95460000, -101.93880000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 57.276', W 101° 56.328'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 57' 16.56" N, 101° 56' 19.68" W
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Area Code(s)432
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling South
Closest Postal AddressAt or near TX-158, Midland TX 79706, US
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