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OIL COMES TO LINDSAY On November 21, 1944 Cities Service play the area around Lindsay despite the Oil Company released a location to be cost of leases and the deep and expen- drilled in the center of SW, NW, Section sive drilling at the time. 22-5N-4W, McClain County. This well A lot has changed since the first well. was a wildcat located in the hills of north The holes became bigger and deeper, Lindsay, which were adequate for farm the pipe being used is a much higher travel but wouldn’t handle the heavy oil grade and wells are drilled horizontally. field trucks necessary to move tools into Major improvemens in drill bits, drilling the location. mud, fracking techniques and improved After the roads and bridges were con- well logging have drastically decreased structed or rebuilt, the location was lev- the length of time to complete a well; eled, the derrick was built and Loffland also, roustabout service at that tme was Brothers Drilling Company moved in a ro- done by hand tools. Now roustabouts tary drilling rig and commenced drilling service is done by power tools. the first oil well in Lindsay. As time progressed, men have gained The Lawson “A” No. 1 was 10,955 feet experience with drilling. Lindsay has deep. The initial production was 852 bar- been through many oil booms since the rels in eight hours through a ¾ inch Golden Trend that began in 1945. Hope- choke. The well was completed on Octo- fully, with the continued knowledge from ber 26, 1945. This well opened a new geologists and improved techniques, the field in the Golden Trend area of Lindsay oil industry here will continue for centu- and intensified drilling activity that caused ries to come. major companies and independants to 7


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