AbstractsGeography &GIS

The occurrence of oil and gas in Osage County, Oklahoma

by Donald Hewson Radcliffe

Institution: Missouri University of Science and Technology
Year: 1918
Record ID: 1496441
Full text PDF: http://hdl.handle.net/10355/26121


"Osage, the largest county in Oklahoma, is situated a little to the east of the north central part of the state. It consists of an area of approximately 2,350 square miles, or about a million and a half acres, extending from T. 20 N. to T. 29 N. and from R. 2 E. to R. 12 E. inclusive. As this country lies between some of the best oil producing areas of the State, as it is definitely known to be folded, and as the folds tested have proven that the chances of obtaining production on favorable "structure" in the Osage are greater than in any other known area of equal size, the country has been given considerable attention both by the Government and by oil operators. However, the minerals rights in the county are vested in the Osage Tribe of Indians, whose reservation it is, and there has been, and are, certain restrictions placed upon the granting Leases in the Osage as will be described later" – Introduction, p. [iv].