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Near McCamey in Upton County, Texas — The American South (West South Central)
 

Rodman-Noel Oil Field

 
 
Rodman-Noel Oil Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
1. Rodman-Noel Oil Field Marker
Inscription.  Discovered 1953. Initial well, about 2 miles south of this spot was drilled by E.G. Rodman and W.D. Noel as No.1 Radford Grocery. It was completed January 13, 1953. For a natural flowing potential of 960 barrels in 24 hours. From Grayburg Formation and at total depth of 1744 feet. It is located 1980 feet from the south and west lines of section 1 of the Gulf, Colorado and Santa Fe Survey in Railroad Commission District 7C.

The field has a number of wells completed for natural potentials in excess of 3,000 barrels a day.

The drillers Rodman and Noel were oil business veterans at the time they brought in this Upton County field. Already experienced in various phases of petroleum development, E.G. Rodman became an independent producer in Texas in 1938. W.D. Noel became an independent producer in Texas in 1940. Their interests extend into international exploration and other phases of oil development including manufacture of petrochemicals.

Their opening of this field - which contributed substantially to the 1925-60 Upton County total of 272,628,476 barrels of production - was made 28 years later than the great
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Erected 1964 by State Historical Survey Committee. (Marker Number 4334.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical date for this entry is January 13, 1953.
 
Location. 31° 9.193′ N, 102° 3.901′ W. Marker is near McCamey, Texas, in Upton County. Marker is at the intersection of U.S. 67 and County Highway 450, on the left when traveling west on U.S. 67. The marker is located along a roadside pullout next to another Texas State Historical marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mc Camey TX 79752, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rattlesnake Butte (here, next to this marker); Castle Gap (approx. 4.8 miles away); T.P. Tavern (approx. 7.9 miles away); Rankin's All Kid Rodeo (approx. 8 miles away); Site of First Church in Upton County (approx. 8.7 miles away); Yates Hotel (approx. 8.8 miles away); First Baptist Church of Rankin (approx. 8.8 miles away); First State Bank of Rankin (approx. 9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McCamey.
 
Also see . . .  Permian Basin. Texas State Historical Association (Submitted on July 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.) 
 
Rodman-Noel Oil Field Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
2. Rodman-Noel Oil Field Marker
The Rodman-Noel Oil Field Marker is the marker on the left of the two markers image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
3. The Rodman-Noel Oil Field Marker is the marker on the left of the two markers
The view of the Rodman-Noel Oil Field Marker from the street image. Click for full size.
Photographed By James Hulse, July 2, 2022
4. The view of the Rodman-Noel Oil Field Marker from the street
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 4, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas. This page has been viewed 53 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on July 4, 2022, by James Hulse of Medina, Texas.

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Sep. 25, 2023