Erle P. Halliburton
— An Uncommon Man —
Side 2 - "The oil well cementing process, as developed by Erle P. Halliburton, isolates the various downhole zones, guards against collapse of the casing and permits control of the well during its producing life. This is what put Mr. Halliburton in business."
Side 3 - "Halliburton Patented Process Oil Well Cementing Co. Duncan, Oklahoma Erle P. Halliburton lived to see his Halliburton Oil Well Cementing Co. operating on land on every continent and in the offshore oil and gas producing fields. HowCo was the taproot of today's Halliburton Company. The premier worldwide provider of many other essential technical oil field services."
Topics. This historical marker is listed
Location. 34° 30.582′ N, 97° 58.029′ W. Marker is in Duncan, Oklahoma, in Stephens County. Marker is on U.S. 81 0.1 miles south of W. Pine Ave.. Memorial Park is about 7-8 blocks along on the west side of US 81. This particular monument is in the southern half of the park, located in front of the water fountain. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Duncan OK 73533, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Memorial Park (a few steps from this marker); Indian Base Line (within shouting distance of this marker); Persian Gulf, Afghanistan & Iraq War Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Duty, Honor and Country (about 600 feet away); Lest We Forget (about 600 feet away); Vietnam War (about 700 feet away); POW-MIA (about 800 feet away); Halliburton (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Duncan.
More about this marker. The Halliburton Monument is one of many located in Memorial Park. It is the only one dedicated to an individual. The others are either dedicated to historic events and people or to various wars and/or veterans. The oldest monument in the park is the gate behind this monument and the water fountain. It dates from 1946.
The second side of the monument described in the inscription section above also contains a very detailed engraving of the oil well cementing process patented by Mr. Halliburton.
Team Blakelylaw finds it very odd that, with all of the detail on this monument, it contains absolutely no information about who erected it. A detailed search of web records, including the Duncan Chamber of Commerce site, is of no help. There are many web references to the monument, but none to its sponsor(s).
Regarding Erle P. Halliburton. Although Halliburton didn't found Duncan, his company certainly helped turn it into the town that it is today. Even though the company's headquarters has moved, it has not totally shuttered its doors in the town. It still maintains an active presence, both in business and in civic affairs.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. This page has been viewed 476 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 14, 2012, by M. Blakelylaw of Southeast, Oklahoma. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.