Dinnehotso-Northeast Arizona Prospect

Title: Try and Try Again: Dinnehotso-Northeast Arizona Prospect Author: Don Stone Publication: The Outcrop, July 2012, p. 6-11 Editors Note: The following is just one chapter selected from an ongoing book project intended to illustrate the activities and challenges encountered by an independent petroleum geologist/entrepreneur in his efforts to make a living in the oil patch. On … More Dinnehotso-Northeast Arizona Prospect

Recollections from the Oil Patch: Winter Well-Sitting in Northern Montana

Title: Recollections from the Oil Patch: Winter Well-Sitting in Northern Montana Author: Earl G. Griffith Publication: The Outcrop, January 2000, p. 6-7 It was a beautiful sunny day in November 1949 just over 50 years ago. With me were my wife, Eileen, and our 6-month-old baby boy when I began a 150-mile drive from Lewistown, Montana, … More Recollections from the Oil Patch: Winter Well-Sitting in Northern Montana

Discovery at Prudhoe Bay: Mountain Men and Seismic Vision Drilled Black Gold

Title: Discovery at Prudhoe Bay: Mountain Men and Seismic Vision Drilled Black Gold: A new book by John M. Sweet Reviewer: James E. Barkdull Publication: The Outcrop, October 2008, p. 8, 12, 17, 23 Introduction: This is the story of early adventurers sleeping under wolf skin blankets, shivering while trekking across ice and tundra in 1900, … More Discovery at Prudhoe Bay: Mountain Men and Seismic Vision Drilled Black Gold

Wattenberg Revisited

Title: Wattenberg Revisited Publication: The Outcrop, October 2006, p. 7 Photograph of Steve Sonnenberg (left), Pete Matuszczak (center), and Bob Weimer (right) taken following the August 18th RMAG-DGS luncheon. Sonnenberg and Weimer presented a paper titled “Wattenberg Field, A Near Miss, and Lessons Learned After 35 Years of Development History.” Pete Matuszczak is credited with the discovery … More Wattenberg Revisited

An Oil Field Legacy “Another Time, Another Era”: A Brief Profile of Ed Pugh

Title: An Oil Field Legacy, “Another Time, Another Era”: A Brief Profile of Ed Pugh Author: Holly Sell Publication: The Outcrop, January 2008, p. 6-7 INTRODUCTION Ed Pugh was born on July 20th, 1922. He was raised by his loving parents, Edward and Lois, along with his brother, Joseph, in their hometown of Kansas City, MO. … More An Oil Field Legacy “Another Time, Another Era”: A Brief Profile of Ed Pugh

Governor Love Signs Colorado Geological Survey Bill

Title: An Event of Significance to Science: Governor Love Signs Colorado Geological Survey Bill Publication: RMAG Newsletter, July 1967, p. 1-2 Governor John A. Love formally signed House Bill 1282 Friday afternoon June 9, 1967 at 4:30 PM. “An Act Concerning The Colorado Geological Survey”, which, for the first time in thirty-eight years, reactivates this scientific … More Governor Love Signs Colorado Geological Survey Bill

Exploration Vignettes in the Rocky Mountain Region: Adon Field, Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Title: Exploration Vignettes in the Rocky Mountain Region: Adon Field, Powder River Basin, Wyoming Author: John M. (Jack) Parker Publication: The Outcrop, September 2001, p. 7 Editors’ Note: The Outcrop is starting an “occasional series” of short essays gathered from the experiences of oil-finders in the Rockies. The following essay on Adon field, by Jack Parker, is the first … More Exploration Vignettes in the Rocky Mountain Region: Adon Field, Powder River Basin, Wyoming

Geo-Note: Creative Memories in Colorado’s Oil Patch

Title: Geo-Note: Creative Memories in Colorado’s Oil Patch Author: Linda Flis Publication: The Outcrop, May/June 2001, p. 43 This photo is by Joseph B. Sturdevant, who was responsible for many of the photos of Boulder Oil Field, which was discovered in 1901. The caption on this photo states, “This stake was found on the Geo. B. Poor Farm, property of … More Geo-Note: Creative Memories in Colorado’s Oil Patch