First Gas Well in the Panhandle of Texas

First Gas Well in the Panhandle of Texas (HM1Z9Q)

Location: , TX Potter County
Country: United States of America

N 35° 34.399', W 101° 56.965'

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The discovery well in the vast Panhandle-Hugoton Gas Field, largest known gas field in the world, is located one mile east of this point on the east slope of John Ray Butte.

The geological structure was discovered by Dr. Charles N. Gould in 1905 while in the employ of the United States Geological Survey, and the well was located by him in 1917.

This well, the Hapgood, Masterson No. 1, was started December 1, 1917, and completed at a cost of $70,000 as a gas well December 7, 1918, at a depth of 2605 feet. It produced about 5,000,000 cubic feet of gas per day. This discovery initiated the development of this great gas field and of the Panhandle oil fields.

The gas field now extends 275 miles from the Texas Panhandle north into Kansas, with a width in places of more than 90 miles. Pipelines from this field transmit gas to Denver, Kansas City, St. Louis, Chicago, Detroit, and to most of the cities and towns of the mid-west. Lines also carry gas to Los Angeles and to other cities and towns on the west coast.
HM NumberHM1Z9Q
Year Placed1965
Placed ByThe State of Texas
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, July 1st, 2017 at 12:01am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)14S E 232713 N 3940628
Decimal Degrees35.57331667, -101.94941667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 35° 34.399', W 101° 56.965'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds35° 34' 23.94" N, 101° 56' 57.9" W
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Closest Postal AddressAt or near US-287, TX , US
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