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Keywords:Texas Historical Marker, Winkler County Historical Marker, Winkler County Discovery Well
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Dimensions4288 x 2848
Original file size5.68 MB
Image typeJPEG
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Date taken25-Nov-10 09:07
Date modified25-Nov-10 09:07
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Camera modelNIKON D90
Focal length34 mm
Focal length (35mm)51 mm
Max lens aperturef/4.3
Exposure1/80 at f/4.5
FlashNot fired, auto mode
Exposure bias0 EV
Exposure modeAuto
Exposure prog.Unknown
ISO speedISO 400
Metering modePattern
Digital zoom1x
Winkler County Discovery Well

Winkler County Discovery Well


Winkler County, Texas
31 45.362' N 103 09.397' W

Text: First of 612 Wells in Hendrick Field, a very prolific, 10,000 acre west Texas oil pool. This area, called "Wildcatters' Graveyard", lay on the 30,000 acre T. G. Hendrick ranch. Drillers Roy A. Westbrook & Associate leased land at 10 cents an acre. Well arrived dramatically, in great blasts of oil and rock, about midnight, Sept. 3, 1926. Its eventual depth was 3,049 feet. Total production when plugged in 1939 was 235,000 barrels. Data gathered here was vital in future drilling of El Capitan reef lime, a major oil-bearing geologic formation.