Oklahoma City in Oklahoma County, Oklahoma — The American South (West South Central)
Oklahoma City Oil Field
Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Field Discovery Well brought in December 4, 1928, approximately six miles southeast of this marker.
From such beginning, sprawling Oklahoma City Oil and Gas Field became one of world's major oil producing areas, ranking eighth in nation during first forty years of existence. In this time Field yielded 733,543,000 barrels of oil.
Discovery and development of Oklahoma City Oil Field added great stability to economy of both Oklahoma City and State of Oklahoma -- providing financial incentive for cultural and industrial progress.
In tapping prolific Wilcox Producing Zone March 25, 1930, Mary Sudik No. 1 Well blew "wild" for more than 11 days thereby distinguishing itself as "most publicized oil well in world."
Rapid development of field, and problems created thereby, sparked passage of first comprehensive state legislation for conservation of oil and gas, thus providing model statutes for other states to follow.
To reach oil reserves underlying Oklahoma State Capitol building, one well was slant-drilled from across street to oil sands beneath Capitol.
Erected 1968 by Oklahoma Historical Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Environment • Exploration • Industry & Commerce • Man-Made Features. In addition, it is included in the Oklahoma Historical Society series list.
Location. 35° 29.458′ N, 97° 30.181′ W. Marker is in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, in Oklahoma County. Marker is at the intersection of Lincoln Boulevard and NE 21st Street, on the left when traveling north on Lincoln Boulevard. Marker is on the grounds of the Oklahoma State Capitol. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard, Oklahoma City OK 73105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. As Long As The Waters Flow (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma State Seal (within shouting distance of this marker); Oklahoma Timeline (within shouting distance of this marker); Tribute to Range Riders (within shouting distance of this marker); Flags Flown Over Oklahoma (within shouting distance George Washington Elm Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); American Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Historic Hadden Hall (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oklahoma City.
Also see . . . Milestones in the Oklahoma Oil and Gas Industry. (Submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 573 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 1, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.