Winkler County Discovery Well

Winkler County Discovery Well (HM15N7)

Location: Wink, TX 79789 Winkler County
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N 31° 45.363', W 103° 9.392'

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"Hendrick No.1"; Site 1.5 Miles Northeast

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 & Associates 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.
HM NumberHM15N7
Marker Number5868
Year Placed1972
Placed ByState Historical Survey Committee
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 5:47pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)13R E 674598 N 3514874
Decimal Degrees31.75605000, -103.15653333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 31° 45.363', W 103° 9.392'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds31° 45' 21.78" N, 103° 9' 23.52" W
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Area Code(s)432
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101-115 Hendricks Blvd, Wink TX 79789, US
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