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Oil in Texas from 1900-1950. Who found it first. Luis de Mascots was the first to find oil fist in Texas He found it near the Sabine Pass and high island in July of 1543 He found it floating on the surface of the Water. Oil in Texas.

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Who found it first

  • Luis de Mascots was the first to find oil fist in Texas
  • He found it near the Sabine Pass and high island in July of 1543
  • He found it floating on the surface of the Water

Oil in Texas

  • Oil Springs is on Farm Road 226 thirteen miles east of Nacogdoches in southeastern Nacogdoches. Indians used oil seepage in the area for medicinal purposes. As early as 1790 Spanish and Anglo settlers learned the Indians' use of the oiling late 1859, Oil Springs and began to drill.

Who Else found oil

  • In 1894 Near Navarro County and Bexar county George Dulling discovered oil.
  • After this J.S. Culling Discovered oil near Sour Lake
  • As soon as they started discovering oil it became a money maker

The First Oil Well

  • The first oil well was established by another lucky discoverer named Lyne T. Barret in 1886
  • It was established near the town of Nacogdoches, Texas and near Oil springs

The Chain

After the establishment of the Nacogdoches well a new chain began.

The creator of the Chain was, well known, George Dulling and his coworkers

They established them near Sour Lake, Navarro County, and Nacogdoches


The spread of Discovery

  • When all the guys started discovering oil, wealthy land owners started drilling on their land.
  • This begun the discovery of oil in Northern, Eastern, Central, and South West Texas
  • As soon as this begun major industries were being made.

Northern Texas

  • In North Texas , from Wichita falls to Stephen county Numerous fields were playing a major part in economy. Though there are many major oil fields we will tell you two.
  • There is one in Archer county and this was one of the topped ranked in Northern Texas
  • The Major on in Northern Texas was called Ranger Field, and is a natural gas and oil field

Central Texas

  • As you know Central Texas is a major oil field and this did not begin by accident, or dot
  • A.E. Humphrey was plowing his land when he heard a noise that he never heard. It was then he noticed the dirt turning black and there he knew he had discovered oil
  • Quickly his land transformed to an oil field and was listed in Navarro County .

Central Countinued

  • When Humphreys field Produced 18,000 barrels this triggered a major leasing and drilling boom
  • Soon oil was being discovered all over central Texas
  • By 1921 There were 3 major fields, they were, Deep Powell, Worth am, an Richland. They still are major today

Southwest Texas

  • It is 1933 and new oil hadn't been discovered in nearly 15 years, but that was about to end.
  • Owners discovered oil in McMullen, Calhoun, and San Patricio counties.
  • The major one was discovered by Oliver W. Killam in Duval county
  • This came to be a leader in oil

Production Success

  • Texas operators were producing 69,541,834 barrels of oil.
  • As of now many refineries were up and running so this a a great number for Texas.
  • Independent operators remained active and Important, however, in most sections of the state

Eastern Texas

  • East Texas, the final section of the state to obtain high-volume oil production, had long been an arena for relatively unsuccessful exploration,
  • Van field, discovered by Pure Oil Corporation in 1939
  • Texas Refining Company, of Dallas, Central Refining Company, Dallas, and Sinclair Refining Company, Fort Worth, were the largest processors.

Eastern Texas continued

  • These refineries were producing 109,561,000 barrels in the early Part of the decade
  • In the Middle of the decade they were producing 156,109,346barrels.
  • An finally in the end they were producing 211,586,118 barrels

Workers make a difference

  • You know they wound not be producing this much with just machines, there are field workers who play a major part of the oil industry.
  • Without man power machines could not fix a leak, and sometimes the pressure gage as the drill goes down.
  • To give you an idea we ran up some numbers

How many men are Present

  • In almost every oil rig there are about 25 to 30 workers

Oil in Texas

  • His project lay dormant for nearly two decades. In 1887 new drilling companies hit oil and by 1889 had forty producing wells. A boom lasted until 1900, and some wells continued to produce after that time.


  • The Spindle top oilfield, discovered on a salt dome formation south of Beaumont in eastern Jefferson County on January 10, 1901, marked the birth of the modern petroleum industry.


  • The Gladys City Company, as well as many major oil companies, continued to reap the benefit of their involvement in the discovery of the Spindle top oilfield.

The End

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